North West 10K Charity Run and Walk

 North West Charity 10k Road Race and Walk.



 

Well done to all the runners and walkers who took part in Sunday's North West 10k in aid of Breastcare North West and the Diabetes Ireland (Donegal Branch).

Thanks again to our two sponsors DonegalDaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports

Splendid morning here in Letterkenny as the North West 10k committee sets up at the Community Centre for the 22nd edition of the Charity Run and Walk in aid of Breastcare North West and Diabetes Ireland (Donegal Branch).

Final entries being taken again taken from 11 a.m. and closing at 1 p.m. sharp. Come out and support the two charities and enjoy one of the best community events in Donegal. Jimmy Harte will officially get the runners and walkers off from the Pearse Road at 2.00 sharp.

Thanks again to our two main sponsors DonegalDaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports.

Here are young brothers Ryan and Ronan Doherty from Ramelton entering for the 10k along with their mum Sinead.  The North 10k registration office opened on Thursday evening at the Letterkenny Community Centre.

It will be open again this Friday evening from 5-7 pm and on Saturday from 3-6 p.m.  Entry fee is 15 euros for Runners and Walkers. The walkers will have chip timing for the first time. The North West 10k takes place on Sunday a 2.00.  The benefitting charities are Breastcare North West and Diabetes Ireland (Donegal Branch).
The North West 10k committee with representatives from Breastcare North West and Diabetes Ireland (Donegal Branch) and Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports one of the main sponsors of the charity run and walk.

North West 10k office opens

Runners and walkers who have registered on-line can collect their North West 10k t-shirts, numbers and chip timing at the Letterkenny Community Centre this evening from 5-7 p.m. The office is located in a marquee beside the running track. Committee members will also be taking entries for the 22nd North West 10k, which takes place this Sunday in Letterkenny.

Registrations can still be made on-line at www.northwest10k.com. Entries will also be taken on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday between 3 and 6 p.m. On Sunday morning registrations will be taken from 11 a.m. and closing at 1 p.m. sharp.

 

Jimmy Harte to signal Northwest 10k start. Today it's the 22nd North West 10k in Letterkenny. Register on-line now at www.northwest10k.com. To date the charity run and walk has raised over 750,000 euros for over 30 charities. The two benefiting charities this year are Breastcare North West and Diabetes Ireland.  The first 1,500 entrants across the finish line at the Letterkenny Community Centre will get the first ever medallions while the 10k t-shirt will go to all who register for the charity event. The North West 10k takes place on Sunday the 6th of May.

Final entries for North West 10k

Final entries are now being taken for the 22nd Northwest 10k with another big turnout expected for Sunday’s charity run and walk in Letterkenny. Registrations can be made on-line at www.northwest10k.com. Entries will also be taken at Letterkenny Community Centre on this Thursday and Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday between 3 and 6 p.m. On Sunday morning registrations will be taken from 11 a.m. and closing at 1 p.m. sharp.

The course was changed last year and it’s the same route again with runners and walkers starting on the Pearse Road heading in the direction of the Tesco Roundabout and out the Port Road. Jimmy Harte will officially get the runners and walkers on their way in the 22nd North West 10k, which starts at 2 p.m sharp.

Diabetes Ireland and the Breastcare Northwest are the two chosen charities this year. A medallion has been introduced for the first time and that will be presented to the first 1,500 entrants over the finish line at Letterkenny Community Centre on Sunday afternoon. The 10k t-shirts will go to all those who have registered for the run and walk.

Meanwhile the organizers are also asking the public to be aware that there will be some traffic disruption for a short period during Sunday’s event. Motorists are asked to cooperate with the Gardai and marshals to ensue that the charity event passes of safely for everyone.

North West 10k Chairperson Neil Martin is expecting another big turnout for Sunday’s charity event. “We have a busy weekend ahead of us now and hopefully the weather will be kind to us on Sunday especially for the families and walkers that are thinking about doing the 10k. We have two very worthy charities in Diabetes Ireland and Breastcare North West who have worked extremely hard with us in trying to raise as much funds as possible. I would appeal to the public to come out in big numbers on Sunday and support them. We would also ask people to still register on-line at www.northwest10k.com. We will also take entries on this Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon. There will be some traffic disruption for something over an hour from 2.00 on Sunday so I would ask motorists to be patient and cooperate with the Gardai and stewards. We all want a safe event for the runners and walkers. I would like to thank Sergeant Eunan Walsh and his colleagues for their advice and continued support with traffic management and the safety of the runners and walkers. We would not be able to host the Northwest 10k without the backing of our joint sponsors Brian McCormick Sports and DonegalDaily.com. So again a big thank you to Brian McCormick and Stephen Maguire.”

The North West 10k committee has confirmed that Jimmy Harte has been invited to perform the duty of signaling the start of Sunday’s big North West 10k in Letterkenny. A well known competitor in races like the North West 10k for many years, Jimmy suffered a severe brain trauma in 2013 following a fall that left him hospitalised for several months but he has thankfully since made a remarkable recovery.
There are now just six days to go charity run and walk. Register on-line now at www.northwest10k.com to avoid the queue on Sunday.
A former Senator and businessman, Jimmy Harte was in Derry last June to cross the finish line of the Walled City Marathon along with his son Lochlainn who was raising money for the Beaumont Hospital Foundation who done unbelievable rehabilitation work that has helped give Jimmy a really good quality of life again.
10k Chairperson Neil Martin said he was delighted that Jimmy Harte had accepted the invitation to get the runners and walkers underway in the charity event, which this year will benefit Breastcare North West and Diabetes Ireland. “Our committee is delighted that Jimmy will perform the honours of signaling the start of the 22nd Northwest 10k on Sunday. Jimmy was one of the biggest supporters of events like ours and its great to see him making such a good recovery after such a long period of ill-health. He ran many a 10k and went onto do marathons. We’re privileged to have Jimmy Harte as our special guest on Sunday” Mr Martin said. 
Final preparations are now being made for the 22nd Northwest 10k with organizers appealing to the public to enter early as another huge turnout is expected for the 2.00 start on Sunday in Letterkenny. The course was changed last year and it’s the same route again with runners and walkers starting on the Pearse Road heading in the direction of the Tesco Roundabout and out the Port Road.
“It’s been a busy few weeks for the committee and the two charities. I would just appeal now to people to come out and support Diabetes Ireland and the Breastcare Northwest who are two very worthy charities. We have introduced a medallion for the first time and that will be presented to the first 1,500 entrants over the finish line at Letterkenny Community Centre on Sunday afternoon. We also have the 10k t-shirts which go to all those who have registered for the run and walk.”
Meanwhile the organizers are also asking the public to be aware that there will be some traffic disruption for a short period during Sunday’s event. Motorists are asked to cooperate with the Gardai and marshals to ensue that the charity event passes of safely for everyone. Registrations are still being taken on-line at www.northwest10k.com. Entries will also be taken at Letterkenny Community Centre on this Thursday and Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday between 3 and 6 p.m. On Sunday morning registrations will be taken from 11 a.m. and closing at 1 p.m. sharp. Jimmy Harte will officially get the runners and walkers on their way in the 22nd North West 10k at 2 p.m.

The North West 10k committee would like to thank Brian McCormick Sports and donegaldaily.com for their joint sponsorship of the North West 10k which takes place on Sunday the 6th of May in Letterkenny.

Charities 2018

 Breast Centre NW

Diabetes Ireland

Here is an image of the medallion which will be something to be treasured in years to come.

 

Entry Fee

Run €15

Walk €15

Walk with "Chip Timing" €15

Under 18s are not permitted to enter 10k races as runners

Entries will also be taken on Saturday 5th May from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entry closes at 1pm on day of race.

 

Sunday 5th May 2019

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Start: 2.00 PM

 

The Team at Breast Centre North West joined other businesses and schools in the county who are wearing 'pink'  and / or  'purple' today to raise awareness and funds for both breast cancer and diabetes. Breast Centre North West and Diabetes Ireland (Donegal branch) are the 2 beneficiaries from this year's North West 10K. 

    

  

North West 10k Chairperson Neil Martin with joint sponsors Stephen Maguire of DonegalDaily.Com and Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports with the new medallions and 10k t-shirt .  At back 10k committee members Rosemary Foy, Neily McDaid and Anne Condon 

Route (Click on Route page, to see a bigger map)

2017 Letterkenny 10k Route

   

Breast Centre NW

North West 10k Chairperson Neil Martin with members of Breast Centre NW Nicola Kelly, Geraldine McGregor, Alison Johnston and Vanessa Savva at the launch on Tuesday evening in the Mount Errigal Hotel. At back from left – Race Director Brendan McDaid with Consultant Breast Surgeon Mr Manujdas Varzealis, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh and 10k committee member Rosemary Foy

Sunday 5th May 2019

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Start: 2.00 PM

 

             

Diabetes Ireland

North West 10k Chairperson Neil Martin with Diabetes Ireland members Charlie Gildea, Caroline Baird, Gerard Gallagher and Paul Gillespie at the launch on Tuesday evening in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Also included at back are the Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, 10k committee members Bernie Brennan, Neily McDaid, Nancy McNamee and the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Gerry McMonagle

Runners and walkers can still register on-line at www.northwest10k.com ahead of Sunday’s big charity event in Letterkenny. The race starts at 2.00pm.

 

 

The two benefiting charities this year are Breast Centre NW and Diabetes Ireland. With a big turnout anticipated again on Sunday, Chairperson Neil Martin is appealing to runners and walkers to register as early as possible to avoid delays on the morning of the event.

 

   

North West 10k

The North West 10k which celebrated it’s 21st  anniversary this year has now raised a total of €750,000 for 33 charities since the first event was staged in 1997. 

10K Committee

Last year the Donegal Branch of Spina Bifida and Donegal Branch of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust received cheques for 17,255 euro each from North West 10k.

Sunday 5th May 2019

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Start: 2.00 PM

             

The North West 10k Committee would like to thank the following for helping to sponsor this year's event:

  • AAI Permit Granted
     
  • Accurately Measured Course and Chip Timing
     
  • SPOT PRIZES GALORE
     
  • FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
     
  • The first 2500 entrants guaranteed a Northwest10k t-shirt.
  • Under 18s are not permitted to enter 10k races as runners
     

Online link to 10K is now active. Closing date for ONLINE entries will be Friday 4th May at 5pm. Pre entries will be taken at our stand at Letterkenny Community Centre as follows: Wednesday 2nd May — Friday 4th May 5pm — 6.30pm & Saturday  5th May 3pm — 6pm. Entries after this time will be accepted from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Community Centre on Sunday  6th May 2018.

Entry Closes at 1pm.


Due to Health and Safety issues, no pets (except official guide dogs) or bicycles are allowed to participate.
 

Check in from 10.00am to 1.00pm at Community Centre

There will be:

  • Toilet and changing facilities
  • Car Parking in McGinley's Car Park ONLY
  • Water Stations en route
  • Free T-Shirts
  • Refreshments after race

€750k + raised for 33 Donegal organisations to date.

The sponsorship cards to raise funds for the charities are available at the Letterkenny Chamber.

This site is administered by the Co Donegal ETB Adult Education Service in association with the Letterkenny Chamber.

The Northwest 10K is a charity Road Race and Walk held every May Bank Holiday weekend in Lettekenny, Co. Donegal. So far the Letterkenny 10k has raised just under €250,000 for various charities. Do your bit for charity and register for this year's North West 10k taking place on 30th April 2017 Letterkenny Community Centre, while also taking care of your health.