Calling entrants for the Creggan Canter!

Members of Bolt running club want people to come out in force for Wednesday's 'Creggan Canter.'
Members of Bolt running club want people to come out in force for Wednesday's 'Creggan Canter.'

Running fans young and old are being asked to turn out in force on Wednesday coming to support the local non profit Bolt Running Club.

Organisers of the ‘Creggan Canter’ are calling people of all ages to come out and support the local club which has gone from strength to strength in recent months.

There are incentives galore for people who register to take part in the charity 5k as well as a special 1k event for children.

Ciaran Doherty from the Old Library Trust, where Bolt Running Club has its roots, says Wednesday’s walk/run events are out to cater for all abilities and in the process raise much needed funds for the popular local club.

“Bolt came about out of a ‘biggest loser’ competition which was held here in the Old Library Trust and the aim is always to keep the price low and make joining the club affordable for anyone who wants to. That’s why we’re hoping people will support the 5k and 1k on Wednesday coming,” says Ciaran.

“We have 200 active members but Wednesday’s event is open to everyone in the community and registration is now open. People can turn up on the day or register online or by contacting the Old Library Trust. The 5k run and 1k runs both leave from the Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre. Registration for the 5k takes place from 5pm on the day and the run takes place at 7pm. The 1k run takes place at 6:30pm and each child will get a medal and a t-shirt. We’re aiming the run at children aged from pimary four up to primary seven. We also have 300 t-shirts available for adults who take part so we’re hoping to see as many people as possible turn up on the day.”

The event doesn’t end after the run, instead participants are invited back to the Healthy Living Centre for refreshments.

“People will be able to enjoy some food after the walk and run. We’re having the ‘Great Bolt Bake off’ so there will be plenty of food on offer after all the hard work is done. We’ll also be presenting prizes, courtesy of Brunswick Cinebowl to children who’ve taken part in an art competition organised by the SWEET programme.

“Local children from St John’s and Holy Child primary schools have been drawing their sporting heroes so it should be a lovely evening for everyone.”

For more information contact the Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre on 02871 373870 or email The entry fee is £5 for the 5k and free for the 1k .