Run Together: Carrick and Whitehead pair up in aid of charity

Danielle McLaughlin from Whitehead and Sandra Mogey from Carrick take part in the  Run Together event.  INCT 25-750-CON
Danielle McLaughlin from Whitehead and Sandra Mogey from Carrick take part in the Run Together event. INCT 25-750-CON

Whitehead and Carrickfergus runners have teamed up for a 5k challenge in support of Action Cancer.

Over 100 families, friends and colleagues paired up for the inaugural Centra Run Together event at Ormeau Park, Belfast, including Danielle McLaughlin from Whitehead and Sandra Mogey from Carrick

Convenience retailer Centra developed the new series of fun runs to feed the recent upsurge in ‘social runners’ in Northern Ireland whilst raising funds for charity.

Event organiser, Johnny Davis, from Pioneer Group, said: “The series of runs are one of a kind in Northern Ireland and it’s great to see everyone from regular club runners and ParkRunners to those who are new to running taking part and having fun.”

The event saw more than 50 pairs make their way around Ormeau Park to receive a bespoke medal, T-shirt and goody bag and enjoy a host of activities including a radio roadshow with prizes and giveaways.

Gillian Thomson, Corporate Fundraising officer for Action Cancer, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in the Centra Run Together 5k series. The teamwork spirit created a great atmosphere at the event with such a variety of people taking part, whether it was just for fun or part of a training regime.

“Cancer touches so many people from all walks of life and all profits and sponsorship money from this event will go towards helping families throughout Northern Ireland by delivery life-saving services right to their doorstep.”

Michelle Fennell, Centra Marketing director, said: “Our inaugural Centra Run Together event was a great success with family and friends pairing up to motivate and support each other around the course whilst helping raise funds for Action Cancer.”