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Free family leisure memberships up for grabs in 3k photo challenge

19 March 2021
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Brian Tierney, has added some spice to this Easter's Everybody Active 3k Challenge by launching an accompanying photo competition.  
Council's EBA Team have challenged local families to reach a new level of fitness before Easter by completing a 3k run or walk with the proceeds raised going towards the Mayor's chosen charity Aurora Counselling Services.
Mayor Tierney is offering one year family memberships to one of Council's leisure centres for the best pictures of the challenge in three categories: Best Scenic View of Route, Best Fancy Dress and Best Dressed Finish Line.
"Our parks and greenways across the City and District have been packed with families getting their daily exercise during the lockdown restrictions and it has been heartening to see so many reaping the health benefits it brings," he said.
"On the back of last year's 1k Challenge, the EBA Team at Council are challenging you to take things to the next level by competing a 3k route this year and their tailored training programme will guide you through each step of the process.
"With the weather improving and the evenings getting longer this is an ideal chance to improve your fitness before we head into the summer and help raise funds for my chosen charity for the year: Aurora Counselling Services."
The family membership includes use of the swimming pool and gym at a leisure centre of your choice.
Everyone who signs up for the event will receive a beanie hat and certificate to mark the achievement and a training programme to prepare them for their 3k walk/run.
Sign up today at: derrystrabaneleisure.com/easterrun/.
Send your images for the competition to the Mayor's office at [email protected].