Centra Run Together Back In Ormeau Park For 2024

Run Together aims to raise £30K for Action Cancer

Leading convenience retailer Centra is calling on runners and walkers to take part in its annual fundraising event, Run Together, which is back for 2024, and promises to be another fantastic event at Ormeau Park in Belfast.

Taking place on Sunday 20th October, registration is now open and with both 5K and 10K routes available, the event plans to bring 1,600 participants together to raise vital funds for Centra’s long-term charity partner Action Cancer.

There are 200 early bird registrations open now for each run with the 10K priced at £15 (normally £22) and the 5K available to book for £10 (normally £13). The full registration fee will be donated to Action Cancer. The runs will be staggered with the 10K kicking off at 9.30am and the 5K at 11am.

Commenting on the launch, Jennifer Morton, Centra brand manager, said:

“We are very excited to welcome back our Run Together fundraising event for 2024. Last year’s event was a sellout, with all proceeds going to Action Cancer, and there was a real buzz and feeling of community spirit among the crowd. We’re looking forward to a repeat of that in October and to welcoming 1,600 people of all ages and abilities back to Ormeau Park.

“As part of Centra’s Live Well initiative, our aim as always is to get as many people as we can up and moving. Whether you’re running the 5K with your family or really challenging yourself with the 10K, the run is a perfect opportunity to get outside and have fun whilst raising vital funds for an amazing cause.”

Centra has supported Action Cancer since 2001 and raised a staggering £33,000 at last year’s Run Together.  This year, Centra hopes to match the 2023 fundraising target to help keep the charity’s mobile detection the Big Bus on the road, providing its free life-saving services to communities across Northern Ireland, including breast screening, health checks and skin cancer detection appointments. Every £120 raised can pay for a free mammogram or skin cancer detection appointment, while £50 covers the cost of a health check.

As part of Centra’s Live Well initiative, Run Together is designed to motivate people of any ability or age to embrace a healthy lifestyle by taking part in the run. Whether participants are just starting their fitness journey or are looking for something to do with the family, the event is open to everyone. Participants can walk, jog or run through the park, alongside hundreds of others, to raise funds and awareness for Action Cancer.

Lucy McCusker, corporate fundraising manager for Action Cancer added:

“Run Together is always a fantastic event and we are so grateful to everyone who turns out to support it. The money raised makes a real difference to hundreds of people, by enabling us to bring our life saving services directly to communities across NI onboard the Big Bus.  Early detection saves lives, so we would encourage people to sign up, take part and help keep the Big Bus on the road.”

Local fitness Trainer, Bubba, is joining again this year to lead a pre-run stretch for all those taking part while Centra brand ambassador and radio presenter Pete Snodden will start the event and welcome participants over the finish line.

Everyone taking part will receive a T-shirt, bespoke Centra Run Together medal, lunch, goodie bag and Frank and Honest coffee, as well as tasty samples courtesy of our Live Well sponsors. There will also be entertainment for all the family on the day.

For further information and details of how to register for the 5K or 10K visit www.centra.co.uk or find out more on the Centra Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CentraNI.

Centra Run Together is kindly sponsored by: Deep River Rock, Boost, Lucozade, Keoghs, O’Donnells, Fulfil, Grenade, Border, Forest Feast, Ferrero, Coleraine, Dromona, PRM, Yazoo, Hartley’s.

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