'Let's fight for the girls!' - There's still time to register online or enter on the day until 10.30am.

The organisers of RunDonegal Women’s 5k Walk/Run say they are expecting a large turnout out for the Stranorlar-based event which has a start time of 11 am on Sunday 31st March.

The RunDonegal Women’s 5K has established itself as one of the biggest races in the north west and attracted a field of almost 800 last year. The proceeds from this weekend’s run and walk will again go to the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

From left, Amy Carr, Elle Hegarty, Anna Hegarty, Ann Hegarty, Ann Marie Kelly and Lucy J McGinley getting kitted out with their race t-shirt and Celtic Water in the Slieve League Lodge in Carrick ahead of Sunday’s RunDonegal 5k.

“RunDonegal Women’s 5K has certainly got progressively bigger over the years and we are encouraging women of all ages to come along on Sunday, get registered and get walking or running,” organiser Grace Boyle commented.

“We are hoping the Sunday will see women get back into some regular walking and running. This will be the third year the proceeds will go to the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and of course, we are also hoping to raise awareness of ovarian cancer through the event,” she added.

Entries are being taking at the Finn Valley Sports Centre which will host Sunday’s event.

“We are also asking those taking part to register online through Eventbrite,” she said.

“Celtic Water, through Martin McHugh, are kindly donating the bottles of water for the participants at the finish, while the high quality t-shirts have been sponsored by the Kelly Group in London. There’s always a great buzz about on race day and hopefully the weather will be favourable to us.

“It’s important to note that every single cent of the €10 entry will go directly to the Brid Car Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.”

Brid Carr was a native of Glencolcmille and a mother-of-three who sadly passed away from ovarian cancer in 2014 aged 54. After her death, Brid’s family carried on her admirable work in raising awareness of ovarian cancer. The Brid Carr Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research has gone on to support students in exciting discoveries in the field of cancer treatment.

Register for RunDonegal 2019 on Eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/rundonegal-womens-5k-tickets-55289825356

To support the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bridcarrfund or follow https://www.facebook.com/bridcarrfund/ for updates.