Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge


On your marks, set, go…May Bank Holiday Weekend!

Lee Strand has teamed up with An Riocht Athletic Club to get everyone in Kerry fit and healthy over the next 6 weeks. Get your family together and progress from walking to running a virtual 5k at your own pace during the May Bank Holiday weekend. Irish International athlete Shona Heaslip will be on hand with lots of video tips on warm-ups, stretching, recovery and nutrition. Plus, to help everyone along the way there is an easy to follow 6 Week Beginners 5k Training Plan. The grand finale at the end of the 6 weeks is to complete the Lee Strand and An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

To register for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge visit www.myrunresults.com. Entry fee: Individual: €10; Juvenile: €5 and Family of 4: €20. All proceeds from the race entry will be donated towards the development of An Riocht Athletic Club. There is also an option to purchase a souvenir t-shirt and/or medal if desired. Participants will complete the 5K within their own 5km anytime that suits between Saturday, May 1st and Monday May 3rd. Following completion of the 5k, race times will be registered on the www.myrunresults.com results portal.

Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Lee Strand “Lee Strand is delighted to continue our support with An Riocht Athletic Club. As the event is virtual this year it will provide a great opportunity for families and individuals all over Kerry to participate this May Bank Holiday weekend. This year more than ever people need to focus on their health and wellbeing and we are delighted to help everyone work towards an attainable goal. If you ever wanted to run a 5k at your own pace, there is no better time than now to achieve that goal. Lee Strand and An Riocht will be there to support you along the way with an easy to follow six week, 5k beginners training plan with weekly tips on stretching, recovery and nutrition. Remember, you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. There are lots of fun participation prizes to be won, simply share your photos with Lee Strand on social media with #leestrand5kchallenge. Follow Lee Strand and An Riocht on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates and further details on registration.

Pictured are Tommy, Emma, Niamh, Sophie and Liam Culloty all set for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge and on the right is Irish International Athlete Shona Heaslip