Online entries are now open for one of the biggest fundraising 5ks in the north-west.

The proceeds from the 2019 RunDonegal Women's 5K – hosted by Finn Valley AC on Sunday, March 31st - will go to the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Brid Carr, who was a native of Glencolmcille, died from ovarian cancer in 2014 aged 54. She had been living in London with her family when she passed away. The proceeds from the 2015 and 2017 RunDonegals also went to the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

A record number of 780 took part in the 2018 RunDonegal and organisers are hoping the 2019 event will top the 1,000 mark.

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Speaking at the launch of the event last month, Finn Valley AC's Patsy McGonagle said: "Grace Boyle, Bridgeen Dohety and Rosemary Foy are the three people who will be driving this event. The 2018 RunDonegal was held in memory of the late Lisa McGranaghan with the proceeds going to the Donegal Hospice. We are happy to be running the event for ovarian cancer and in doing so remembering the late Bird Carr.”

He added: “While the event is important from the point of view of ovarian cancer and getting the message out there, it's also good for those taking part.”

"The event is well established and has been going for quite a few years. Grace and Bridgeen started it from the LYIT on a very wet Sunday morning and there wasn't a big crowd. But it has developed and developed since then. We are running this with the tag 'beat ovarian cancer'.

"The statistics are very clear - 266 Irish women die every year from ovarian cancer. The money raised through the fund went to support a research PhD student in Cork and her work has led to a significant breakthrough," Patsy added.

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