The Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership (SSRP) 2019 Supervalu Fit 4 Life Women’s 5K Series, targeting women of all ability levels aged 16 years and over begins next week. There is a new format for this year’s series with the number of events reduced from six down to three and each event in this years series will take place on a Friday evening. It is hoped that these changes will ensure more women can participate in as many of the events as possible. Coordinated by Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership in conjunction with County Sligo Athletics Board and the local Athletic clubs around the county the series is now in its ninth year and continues to appeal to local women of all abilities and fitness levels. This year each of the 3 events in the series will be each hosted on three Friday evenings in May by the three local clubs (Sligo AC, North Sligo AC, and South Sligo AC). This years event begins on Tuesday the 3rd May with Sligo AC hosting the first 5K at Doorly Park. Registration for this event takes place from 6.30pm at the ??? Riverside with the route starting and finishing around the Doorly Park area. Grange provides the location for the second event in the series two weeks later on Tuesday the 17th May hosted by North Sligo AC with the South Sligo AC concluding the series in Tubbercurry on 24th May with awards/refreshments afterwards.
The series, which is now one of Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnerships flagship Women in Sport initiatives, targets females of all fitness levels and offers women involved the opportunity to walk, jog or run the 5K distance at each event. There will also be added emphasis this year placed on encouraging walkers to participate with all walkers starting 15 minutes (7.15pm) before joggers and runners. Regardless of ability or current fitness levels, the series enables participants to monitor their progress, with awards also being presented to a number of participants who show the greatest improvement in their jogging/running progress over the different events. A series running vest will be provided to all women who take part in at least two of the three events. Any women who participate in all three events will have their names entered into a draw for a separate prize. Participation in the Series costs €5 per event payable at registration each evening from 6.30pm with walkers starting at 7.15 pm sharp followed by joggers and runners at 7.30pm. For more information contact Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 071 9161511 or check our website www.sligosportandrecreation.ie or Facebook page facebook/sligosportandrecreationpartnership