IT’S TIME TO ‘RUN TOGETHER’ AS CENTRA’S FREE FAMILY FUN RUNS ARE BACK!

~ Get a spring in your step and raise vital funds for Action Cancer, as Centra’s popular 5K Run Together series returns to Fermanagh for 2018 ~

People across Fermanagh are being given the chance to put a spring in their step, with 5K family fun run next weekend.

Northern Ireland’s leading convenience retailer, Centra has revealed the dates for its Run Together events for 2018, sponsored by Deep RiverRock and Low Low. Building on the success of the initiative over the last two years, the series includes six Centra Run Together 5K runs, including a popular run at the Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen on Sunday 20th May. Further races will take place in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Antrim and new for 2018, Armagh and Bangor.

The Centra Run Together series, which returns for the third year, is designed to feed the continued upsurge in ‘social runners’ across Northern Ireland, encouraging communities across Northern Ireland to get up and running together, whilst raising vital funds for Action Cancer.

The events are completely free to enter but participants are encouraged to make a donation to Action Cancer in lieu of an entry fee. They are designed for a variety of participants from walkers, first time runners to those using the 5K course as training for a marathon.

Musgrave NI’s Marketing Director, Desi Derby, said: “The Centra Run Together series is part of Centra’s Live Well initiative, which represents an investment of £1 million and is aimed at helping our customers make healthier choices, addressing the serious health issues associated with today’s society.

“Our Run Together events always have an exciting atmosphere, with many families running their first 5k together as well as clubs, schools and community groups. We’re looking forward to building on this success and raising even more money for Action Cancer.”

Centra Ambassador, Johnny Davis, an Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist, will provide hints and tips to aspiring runners, providing the motivation to get them on track before, during and after the Centra Run Together events.

Commenting on the launch of the 2018 Run Together series, event organiser, Johnny Davis said: “Running has proven to be very beneficial for helping people live healthy lifestyles.

“Run Together is a concept designed to let people run in pairs and we encourage all levels of runners to join in the fun – to pair up with their partner, son, daughter, a friend or neighbour and help raise money for Action Cancer.

“I am proud and excited to be an ambassador for Centra’s Live Well programme and I am looking forward to getting people across Northern Ireland healthy and active.”

Following the first Centra Run Together event at Queen’s Dub, Belfast in April, further 5k runs will take place in five locations across Northern Ireland throughout 2018:
• Sunday 20th May 10am – Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen
• Wednesday 13th June, 7pm – Quayside Derry/Londonderry
• Sunday 24th June, 10am – Ward Park, Bangor,
• Sunday 16th September, 10am – Palace Demesne, Armagh
• Sunday 21st October, 10am – Ormeau Park, Ormeau Road, Belfast

The Centra Run Together series, a Live Well initiative, is sponsored by Deep RiverRock and Low Low.

Robert Crabbe from Deep RiverRock, said: “With social running continuing to grow in popularity across Northern Ireland, these community events will encourage a spectrum of new and seasoned runners to get moving while supporting a good cause. Deep RiverRock is also passionate about supporting active communities. The partnership with Centra and its Live Well programme is a perfect fit for us and we are delighted to be involved.”

Patrick Donaghy from Kerry Foods, said: “Low Low brand is delighted to be a partner of the Centra Run Together in 2018 and we would like to wish everyone taking part the best of luck. We hope you enjoy sampling our GoGo snack packs when you cross the finish line.”
All participants will receive a Centra Run Together T-shirt and bespoke medal as well as giveaways at the events. For further information and details of how to register visit www.centra.co.uk/runtogether or the Centra Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CentraNI