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BURN OFF THE TURKEY VIRTUAL 5K

St Stephens day 2021..

A day like… last year !.

This year, with COVID-19 still hanging around, we are staying apart while bringing everybody in Newport together again.

2021 has a new format, we have introduced a parish league. This means walkers & joggers can now take part on the day, representing their own area & townland, with a live leaderboard showing what area is ahead or behind.

Each area has their very own team leader, that will be battling it out for your entry, see our well known team leaders below.  see our well known team leaders below

Summary

Date:

December 26th 2021

Venue:

Just step outside your front door and start.

Time:

Anytime between 9am and 4pm

What you need to do.

Put on your runners, head out your door and run/walk the 5k distance.

Live Leaderboard

Our live leader board will show what area & leader is ahead or behind, by having the most points, each individual entry will apply one point to the team, a family entry is worth 3 points to each team.

Again this year, participants walk, jog or run the 5k distance on the 26th December, you can do this anytime between 9am and 4pm. The start and finish line will be your very own front door. The course will be the roads in your local area & townland.

 

Participants can take part in this event from anywhere, we hope to see fun images of people taking part in every townland around Newport, and again this year we hope to see the Newport diaspora and their friends in the USA, Australia and England and everywhere in between.

Leaderboard

Team NameTotal
Newport West - Fiona154
Newport South - Mike74
Newport North - Michael61
Newport East - Spud44
Birdhill - Ruth39

Why

This community challenge has been organized by the Newport Community Project. We are raising badly needed funds for the completion, of our community all weather sports field, running track and walking path. This facility will be based behind the Boys National School in Clonbealy.

We are now so close to completion, when completed in the summer of 2021, this amazing facility will benefit all local sports clubs and associations, while also providing a safe place for the general public to exercise.

When completed in the summer of 2021, this amazing facility will benefit all local sports clubs and associations, while also providing a safe place for the general public to exercise.

How to register

  • Click register link
  • Pick your team that you want to join
  • Check out

 

How to take part

  • Put on your Runners
  • Head out the door
  • Cover the 5k distance

 

How far if 5K from your house?

  • 50 – 55 mins casual walk
  • 40 – 45 mins brisk walk
  • 30 – 35 mins jogging
  • 20 – 30 mins running
  • Aimee Hayde can cover this distance in 16-17mins …..don’t try and keep up 😉