Centra Run Together back for 2022

Centra Run Together back for 2022

Local convenience retailer Centra is encouraging people across Northern Ireland to pull on their trainers and get set to run, as it welcomes back the entire Run Together series for 2022.

Run Together, part of the retailer’s Live Well initiative, is designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to adopt an active lifestyle by running, jogging or walking, through a series of free 5k runs in towns and cities across the country – Enniskillen, Bangor, Derry~Londonderry, Armagh and Belfast – between May and October, while raising vital funds for its charity partner Action Cancer. For those who seek a challenge, a 10k race will also take place at Ormeau Park in Belfast.

This is the first time since 2019 that all five events will once again take place, following the pandemic restrictions of the last two years, and Centra is looking forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to join them.

Last October saw 1,000 people participate in the only Run Together event of 2021 in Belfast, which raised close to £18,000 for Action Cancer.  This year, the retailer aims to smash that target and raise £25,000 for the charity across the series of events.

As in previous years, the regional 5K events are completely free to enter, with participants encouraged to make a donation to Action Cancer in lieu of an entry fee. For the finale at Ormeau Park, a small entry fee will apply to both the 5K and 10K races, with 100% of the fee donated to Action Cancer.

Everyone that takes part will receive a free T-shirt, bespoke Centra Run Together medal, a free lunch and tasty samples courtesy of our Live Well sponsors including Deep RiverRock. There will also be entertainment for all the family on the day.

Centra Run Together events will take place in five locations throughout 2022:

  • Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen 5K – Sunday 22 May, 10am
  • Ward Park, Bangor 5K – Sunday 19 June, 10am
  • Queen’s Quay, Derry~Londonderry 5K – Wednesday 22 June, 7pm
  • Palace Demesne, Armagh 5K – Sunday 11 September, 10am
  • Ormeau Park, Belfast 5K & 10K – Sunday 16 October, 10am

Commenting on the launch, Jennifer Morton, Centra brand manager, said: “We are thrilled to be able to welcome back the entire Centra Run Together series for 2022. It’s clear from the success of our Belfast event last October just how popular Run Together has become and how much people have missed taking part in such activities. There was a real feeling of community spirit surrounding the run and we look forward to the same again this year.

“Run Together is part of Centra’s Live Well initiative and we want to encourage as many people as possible to get up and get active. Whether new to running, or more experienced, it offers the perfect opportunity for people of all abilities to participate in achievable 5k routes or the more challenging 10k run. We are also delighted that Deep River Rock is once again our title sponsor and with their help, we look forward to another successful series and to raising much needed funds for Action Cancer.”

Niall Rush, Customer Marketing Manager from Deep RiverRock said: “On behalf of Deep RiverRock, a much loved locally sourced water from Northern Ireland, we are delighted to see the Run Together series back and to be involved as sponsors once again.

“We look forward to each of the events and supporting people of all abilities to join together and have fun while getting active.”

For further information and details of how to register visit www.centra.co.uk or find out more on the Centra Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CentraNI.