Draperstown 10K race to raise funds for mental health

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RUNNERS from across the south Derry area are urged to turn out and support a 10k race in Draperstown to raise funds for mental health.

The annual Keith Reid 10K Race Run and walk will be taking place on Saturday, September7.

This year’s run will raise money for the STEPS charity which has been working hard to raise awareness of suicide.

A spokesperson for the group said the issue still carried a stigma.

“We would invite everyone to come out and take part in helping S.T.E.P.S. raise awareness of Mental Health and Suicide,” she said.

“A subject which carries a stigma and that few feel comfortable talking about. Lets all stand together and show our support. “

Parking is available at Workspace, Tobermore Road, Draperstown. All participants should ensure they have registered and signed in between 10.45am and 11.45am at the Backrow Hall, Draperstown.The start time for walkers is 12pm sharp leaving from The Corner House, St Patricks Street. Start time for the runners is 12.30pm sharp at the same point.

Anyone that is under the age of 16 that is participating in either the run or walk must be accompanied by an adult. S.T.E.P.S. will be providing refreshments and information at the finish line which will be at the Backrow hall.

Registration costs £10 per person and there are various options to register.

You can reserve your number by emailing mentalhealthsteps@gmail.com or by text 0784503959 stating your name address and contact number and pay on the day of the event.

For further information see www.facebook.com/steps.mental.health