Mohill's funny woman Katherine Lynch is one of four celebrities to take part in Operation Transformation this year.
As part of the programme, Katherine will lead the Lough Key 5km parkrun on September 10.
Lough Key parkrun is a free timed weekly 5k run/jog/walk, intending runners/walkers can register online, get a barcode, print it out and come along at 9.30am on Saturday mornings. Following the 5K run participants get an email with very detailed results of their run/walk .
Up to now the parkrun has been attracting numbers of up to 150 runners/walkers ever Saturday from all over Ireland and also plenty of “parkrun tourists.”
Katherine Lynch has had several television series broadcast on RTÉ Two, with titles like Working Girls, Wonderwomen and Single Ladies.
Lynch also participated as a bainisteoir in the second series of the RTÉ One's Celebrity Bainisteoir.
The line-up for Celebrity Operation Transformation includes comedians Katherine Lynch and Karl Spain, solicitor Gerald Kean, face of TV3’s Midday Elaine Crowley, and RTÉ Radio 1 reporter Brenda Donohue.
A main focus will be to motivate the public to register and participate in the nationwide campaign ‘The Million Pound Challenge’.
The show will air on RTÉ One on Wednesday evenings at 9.30pm, where Katherine Thomas will present three one hour episodes commencing on September 7.
The public are urged to participate follow one celebrity for the duration of the monthly plan.
As part of their road to fitness the celebrities will complete a 5k parkrun and Lough Key parkrun has been chosen to host Katherine Lynch’s attempt at that distance.
Lough Key parkrun have appointed an ambassador to assist Katherine and also to liaise with the many people who will register with operation transformation and parkrun.
So anyone wishing to follow Katherine on her journey can register on the OT website and then come along to Lough Key at 9.30am on Saturday mornings to complete a regular 5k walk/jog/run.
The 5K run on September 10 in Lough Key will include Katherine Lynch and she will be filmed for the programme.