Lee Strand and An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge  

It’s all so different now! Flashback to the late spring of 2015 when Liz Broderick, An Riocht AC (left) pictured with: Kate McSweeney, manager An Riocht AC and Teresa Walker, marketing manager, Lee Strand launched An Riocht AC / Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 Mile Classic and 5K Race / Walk at An Riocht AC in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy 9-4-2015

Lee Strand has teamed up with An Riocht Athletic Club to get everyone in Kerry fit and healthy over the next six 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.

Beginners Training Plan

Plus, to help everyone along the way there is an easy to follow six-week beginners 5k training plan. The grand finale at the end of the six weeks is to complete the challenge on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

To register for the event you’re advised to visit the link below. Entry fee: individual: €10; juvenile: €5 and family of four: €20. All proceeds from the race entry will be donated towards the development of An Riocht Athletic Club.

Buy a Shirt and Medal Option

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 the race times will be registered on the results portal.

A Kerry-wide Event

“Lee Strand is delighted to continue its support of An Riocht Athletic Club,” said Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Lee Strand.

“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 well-being and we are delighted to help everyone work towards an attainable goal.

Weekly Tips

“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,” said Mr. Linnane.

Open to Walkers, Joggers or Runners

Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. There are lots of 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.

For more information and registration details click on the link here: https://www.myrunresults.com/events/lee_strand_an_riocht_family_fun_5k_challenge/4084/details

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