Obstacle challenge

MEMBERS of the public are invited to cheer on the participants in a gruelling obstacle course competition in Omeath over the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend.

MEMBERS of the public are invited to cheer on the participants in a gruelling obstacle course competition in Omeath over the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend.

The organisers of ‘It’s a Knockout’ promise a weekend of family fun for everyone from Saturday, May 5 to Sunday, May 6 in the Omeath Sports Field, Chapel Hill, Omeath.

Over 30 teams from all over Louth, Down, Armagh, and Meath will compete in a gruelling obstacle course set to test the competitors’ strength, determination, and resolve.

The fundraising event will be based on the popular TV show from the 1980s called ‘It’s a Knockout’.

The course has a variety of challenges including water bases activities. The teams are attempting to raise much needed funds for local and national charities.

The event is being held to raise money for The Irish Cancer Society, Down Syndrome Ireland and Suicide Ireland. Apart from the It’s a Knockout competition there will be a variety of other activities on offer including bouncy castles, climbing wall, fancy dress competitions and face painting for all the kids.

There will also be a number of local traders with a variety of stalls. The two-day event will conclude with the winners presentation night in the Grandvue House Hotel Omeath with food and entertainment.

Gates will open from 11.30am on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 in the Omeath Sports Field, Chapel Hill, Omeath. For more information contact Mattie Jones on 087-4105773 or Charlene on 087-2695375.