Spa NS Looks Forward To The Donal Walsh 6k Challenge

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Spa NS pupils with Elma Walsh, Principal Peter Linehan and members of the organising committee of the Donal Walsh 6km Walk/Run launching the event at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S.  as the 2018 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched on Thursday.

This will be the fifth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amazing family fun day in honour of Donal, their past pupil on Sunday May 20.

“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 fabulous farmers market in operation and children from 5th and 6th classes coordinating fun games and challenges for young and old all day.

Spa NS pupils with Elma Walsh and Principal Peter Linehan launching the Donal Walsh 6km Walk/Run at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Parents Association is organising a beautiful barbeque on site. Teas and tasty treats will be served on the day. There will be a water rocket display and the ‘Amazing Guido’ well known street entertainer, will host his 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 & Fionbarr 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, join the party 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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