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Still time for families to register for Easter 3k challenge

31 March 2021

Derry City and Strabane District Council's Everybody Active Team are challenging local families to complete a 3k walk or run over the Easter Holidays with their latest lockdown initiative.
Proceeds from the Easter 3k Challenge, in partnership with Sport NI and the Public Health Agency, will go towards Aurora Counselling Services, the chosen charity of Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Brian Tierney.
"Our parks and greenways across the City and District have been packed with families getting their daily exercise during the lock down 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."

Mayor Tierney has added some spice to the Challenge by launching an accompanying photo competition.  

He 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.

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.
Registration remains open over the weekend at: 
derrystrabaneleisure.com/easterrun/.

Send your images for the competition to the Mayor's office at [email protected].

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.