Ladies, put your best foot forward for the Foyle Hospice Walk/Run

A small section of the participants at the Foyle Hospice fun run and walk. (0806jB84)

A small section of the participants at the Foyle Hospice fun run and walk. (0806jB84)

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With just days to go until this year’s Foyle Hospice Female Walk-Run, organisers hope to attract all last-minute ladies by setting up a city centre registration point on level one of Foyleside Shopping Centre both today and tomorrow, Saturday, from 9am-5pm.

The all new Female Walk/Run is taking place this Sunday, June 3, at 1.30pm and will start from Templemore Sports Complex with the finish line at Ebrington Square via the Peace Bridge.

Noel McMonagle, Community Fundraising Manager, urged those who are interested to sign up as soon as possible.

“The Female Walk/Run is our flagship fundraising event and ladies have come out in the past in large number so we hope they will do the same again this year,” he told the ‘Journal’ yesterday.

“Our numbers are lower than usual, however, we hope with a final push over the next couple of days and with extended opening hours and deadline that we will get up to the numbers of previous years.

“So come on, girls - dust off the trainers and get out on Sunday!”

This year marks the 13th annual Female Walk and the event has grown in popularity year by year. Last year, entries to the sponsored walk were just shy of 5,000 ladies, so this year organisers hope to increase those numbers even more!

The new route which will commence at Templemore Sports Complex, travel along the Buncrana Road progressing onto Riverside Walk at Fort George and then crossing the Peace Bridge to finish at Ebrington Square will hopefully be the incentive to all the ladies who have previously taken part to come out once again and for all those who haven’t yet joined the thousands of others supporting the Hospice to make this year their first!

Mr McMonagle also stressed the importance of every penny raised. “Again I would like to highlight the importance of everybody’s sponsorship – we need our local community to know that every £1, £2, £5 or £20 makes such a huge difference,” he said.

For those who have yet to sign up, the Fundraising Centre at 61 Culmore Road will still be open today, Friday, June 1, from 9am – 8pm and tomorrow, Saturday, June 2, from 10am – 3pm. Telephone: 71. 359888.

To make things as easy as possible to register we have now opened the Foyle Hospice Shop for registrations as well. The Foyle Hospice Shop, Waterloo Place, will be open today, Friday, from 9am – 5pm and tomorrow, Saturday, June 2, from 10am – 5pm.

If you have taken part before but not received your form in the post yet, then just come along to the Fundraising Centre or the Hospice Shop in Waterloo to register and collect your pack for this coming Sunday, June 3.

The Female Walk/Run takes place this coming Sunday, June 3, at 1:30pm and is approximately 3 miles. Entry is £7.

Entry and sponsorship forms available from Foyle Hospice Fundraising Centre, 61 Culmore Road, 028. 71. 359888 or Foyle Hospice Shop, Waterloo Place (no packs will be supplied through shop) or Foyleside Shopping Centre. Come on, ladies - we need your support!

Details can be found on the website: www.foylehospice.com.

TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS -

There will be some traffic delays this Sunday, June 3, as the Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run kicks off on its new 2012 route.

Motorists are warned to expect traffic delays along the Buncrana Road from 1:15pm until 2pm this Sunday afternoon.