Launch of St Vincents 5K

St Vincent’s Secondary School launched their Annual 5k Run on Wednesday September 4 in front of a packed crowd at the school gym.
The event, which is now in its fourth year, is fast becoming one of the most popular events on the local calendar.
The event began with Principal Deirdre Matthews welcoming everyone including teachers, pupils, and sponsors. She said how great it was to have the whole school there as it is a rare thing to gather everyone together.
Margaret Gamble, Chairperson of the Parent Council, welcomed all major sponsors and thanked them for their generosity, many of which are returning sponsors. She encouraged all the girls to get involved in the run.
There were speeches from students about the benefits of sport, while Home Economic teacher, Ms Monaghan then spoke about eating wisely.
There were contributions from Francesca and Sowmya about the lunchtime runs, while Alex Teeling spoke about his triumphs and encouraged the students to do the 5K.
The walk/run will take place on Sunday September 29 starting at Noon from the school gym and all proceeds will go towards a multipurpose outdoor sports facility.
Prizes include €200 for the first male and female, three month Felda membership for second male and female, while third place will win a spa voucher for the Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford.
First female and male students under 18 will win €100, there is a Marshes voucher for second and Shop Local voucher for third.
The event is a chipped race, with walkers welcome and this year there’s even a prize for the best dressed dog.
Pre-Registration will take place from 9am to 4pm on Friday September 27 in St Vincent’s and from 11am on the day in the gym. Entrance is €20 and a limited number of T-shirts will be available to buy for €10.

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