Centenary Challenge run/walk in Gasyard

Group pictured at the launch of the Centerary Challenge 2016.
Group pictured at the launch of the Centerary Challenge 2016.
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The Bogside and Brandywell Monument Committee will be holding a special fundraising Centerary Challenge 3K Run / Walk in the area next weekend.

Stephanie English, speaking on behalf of the Committee, said: “This year with it being the Centenary of 1916 we were thinking of different new ways of marking the occasion.

“Last year we did a very successful event around the 30th Anniversary of Charles English when we asked people to do something to remember him and post the photos online. Several hundred people took part and we had people doing stuff across the world, doing the likes of a 10k run, a swim, walking the two bridges in Derry, climbing the likes of Errigal Mountain, we even had a band in Australia doing a parade.

“So this year on Sunday, April 3 we will be doing the Centenary Challenge Run / Walk just slightly over 3K, which is 1.916 Miles. Registration will take place in the Gasyard from 9.30am for a 11am start. The run will start and finish at the Gasyard Centre, entry £10.”

Children attending with an adult go free, and each paying adult will receive a commemorative t-shirt and there’s a certificate for all, with refreshments afterwards and spot prizes.

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney, who launched the race, said: “Everybody has their own way of remembering or commemorating our history. This is a family-friendly event and I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved.”