Get your running shoes on because Ray D’Arcy is coming to Westport on March 27th to get people moving from “couch to 5K”.

Westport Athletic Club is hosting the Join SPAR and Ray for 5K event and is encouraging anyone who wants a relatively easy to way to improve their health to sign up to run with Ray today on, or simply search Join SPAR and Ray for 5K.  

Join SPAR and Ray for 5k in Westport, which starts at 1 p.m., will begin and end in Westport House. The course will be flat and particularly designed for people who have just taken up running or who may have started to exercise regularly again recently.  Everyone stays behind Ray as he leads the way around Westport.

“We are delighted to welcome Ray and his team to Westport,” said Pat Staunton, Chair of Westport Athletic Club.  “We really like the idea behind this run because it is about getting people who may never have entered a race before, or who are just getting back into exercise, to give it a shot.”

This is the third year running for the Join SPAR and Ray for 5K series. In addition to Westport, Ray will be visiting Clonmel, Tralee, Dundalk and finally, the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

The entry fee is just €5 and all finishers will receive a goody bag and also a commemorative t-shirt.  The race is recommended for over 16s only.

Join SPAR and Ray for 5K is supported by The Irish Independent- FIT Magazine and Athletics Ireland.  You'll find more photos and encouragement on the Join SPAR and Ray for 5K Facebook Group.

For more information contact:      Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2935207