Spa NS Looks Forward To Donal Walsh 6k Challenge Next Month

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Elma Walsh with Principal of Spa NS Peter Linehan and those attending the Spa NS family day last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2017 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched.

This will be the fourth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising another family fun day in honour of Donal, their past pupil on Sunday, June 11.

“We want to yet again honour Donal in a special way and so the committee is working to create an event where people of  all ages and fitness levels can come together for a few hours, have fun and ‘live life’ just as Donal urged us all to,” said school principal Peter Linehan.

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“Huge credit must go to our Parents Association who have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to ensure that everything will be ready,” added Peter.

The school will certainly be a hive of activity with a farmers market in operation and children from 5th and 6th classes coordinating fun games and challenges for young and old all day.

The Parents Association is organising a barbeque on site, teas and tasty treats will also be served on the day. Local entertainers, The Fanzini Brothers, will host a lively show to entertain everyone.

However, the main event of the day will be the ‘Spa 6K Challenge’ a 6km looped run/walk starting and finishing at the school. Donal’s mum and dad, Elma and Fionnbar Walsh will yet again officially start the run/walk at 11.30 a.m.

“It means so much to us to see Donal’s primary school organising this very unique day in his memory and we are delighted to support them in it,” said Fionbarr.

Everyone is welcome to come along and register from 10.00a.m. on the morning, but they can also pre-register (for reduced entry fees) at the school.

Please call 066 7136618, e mail for full details or check it out on facebook @ the Donal Walsh Spa Challenge!

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