Women’s Cancer Challenge 5k this Saturday

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IT’S time for the sixth Women’s Cancer Challenge 5k this weekend, so get those running and walking shoes on! This is the biggest sporting participation event in the Western Isles and although the closing date has passed, you can still take part.

All you need to do is fill in an entry form at the Sports Centre Reception and be part of it, and all funds go to supporting the great work of the Lewis branch of Cancer Research UK.

The event will start at 12 noon on Saturday 19th May at the Lews Castle College Car Park, and the route follows that of previous years: down past the Castle and past Cuddy Point to the mouth of the River Creed before circling back to finish on the Castle Green. The meeting point this year is slightly different to previous years as there is another event taking place at the College. Toilet facilities etc are available at the Weaver’s Shed – the wooden building on the right as you reach the College Car Park.

Parking at the College is limited, so car-sharing or parking elsewhere and walking to the start – a good warm up! – is encouraged.

Participants will be split into three groups for the Challenge, with those intending to run all the way at the front of the pack, those running a little and walking a little in the middle, and at the back, those intending to walk the whole route.

For more information, log onto www.womenscancerchallenge.co.uk, or call organiser Tony Wade at the Lewis Sports Centre on 01851 822780.