North West 10K Charity Run and Walk

 North West Charity 10k Road Race and Walk.

2017 Route (Click on Route page, to see a bigger map)

2017 Letterkenny 10k Route

Charities 2018

 To be announced. 

Entry Fee

Run €15

Walk €10

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.

Kevin Harrold (Donegal Branch of Spina Bifida) and Mary Dunnion (Donegal Branch of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust) receiving cheques for 17,255 euro each from North West 10k Chairperson James Boyle during Monday evening’s presentation event in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Also included at front is the 10ks Honorary President Charlie Kelly and committee member Patsy Doherty. At back 10k committee members – Declan Kerr, Anne Condon, Neily McDaid, Bernie Brennan, Neil Martin, Bridgeen Doherty, Norman Spratt, Rosemary Foy, Charlie Kerr, Grace Boyle, Nancy McNamee, Brendan McDaid and Paddy Bond

Sunday 6th May 2018

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Start: 2.00 PM


Runners and walkers can still register on-line at ahead of Sunday’s big charity event in Letterkenny. A registration office will also be opening at Letterkenny Community Centre on this Thursday and Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. The office will also be open on Saturday afternoon from 3-6 p.m. Those who have registered on-line can come along during these times to pick up their t-shirts, numbers and chip timing. Registrations on Sunday will close at 1 p.m. sharp. The race starts at 2.00pm.



The two benefiting charities this year are the Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre along with the Friends and Family of Abbey Village, Kilmacrennan. 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 first North West 10k took place in 1997 and since then has raised nearly 750,000 euros for 31 very worthy charities.

Last year two charities the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and the Spina Bifida organisation each received 17,255 euro from the charity race and walk.

North West 10k raises €34,500

The 20th North West 10k Run & Walk has raised €34,500 for two charities. The impressive figure was revealed on Monday night in the Mount Errigal Hotel as cheques for €17,250 were presented to the Donegal branches of the Spina Bifida and Irish Pilgrimage Trust. 10k Chairperson James Boyle praised the efforts of the two benefiting charities and his committee with proceeds up some €7,000 on last year. Once again he thanked and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure for their support in jointly sponsoring the 2016 event, which attracted just under 2,000 runners and walkers to Letterkenny at the beginning of May. The North West 10k which celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this year has now raised a total of €750,000 for 31 charities since the first event was staged in 1997. 



Charities 2017.


Details of charities:

Donegal Sexual Abuse  and Rape Crisis Centre

The Parents and Friends of Abbey Village                   



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
  • 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

€656k + raised for 29 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.