Speaking on behalf of the Bogside and Brandywell Monument committee Stephanie English said
This year with it being the Centenary of 1916 we were thinking of different new ways of marking the occasion. Last year we did a very successful event around the 30th Anniversary of Charles English when we asked people to do something to remember him and post the photos online. Several hundred people took part and we had people doing stuff across the world ,doing the likes of a 10k run, a swim walking the two bridges in Derry ,climbing the likes of Errigal Mountain we even had a band in Australia doing a parade .It was all good positive stuff.
So this coming Sunday 3rd April we will be doing the Centenary Challenge Run /Walk run just slightly over 3K which is 1.916 Miles. Registration will take place in the Gasyard from 9.30am for a 11am start. The run will start and finish at the Gasyard Centre. The entry fee is £10 per person. Children attending with an adult go free. Each paying adult entrant will receive a commemorative t-shirt and there’s a certificate for everyone taking part. There will be refreshments straight afterwards and lots of spot prizes.
Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney who launched the race “It is a great idea. Everybody has their own way of remembering or commemorating our history. This is a family friendly event on Sunday and I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved.