parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5km event organised by volunteers all over the world. Entirely volunteer-led, entirely free and entirely enjoyable, Ballina parkrun takes place in Belleek every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to this event, which is part of a fantastic global phenomenon. Read on to learn more!
What is Ballina parkrun?
It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.
When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:30am.
Where is it?
The event takes place at Belleek, Ballina, Co. Mayo. See Course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Ballina parkrun needs you!
Well done to the team at Ballina Athletic Club who keep the parkrun wheels turning, and as if this wasn’t enough, in normal (pre-Covid!) times, they also organise a Junior Parkrun – 2km run for 4-14 year olds, which takes place at the Athletic Track in Belleek every Sunday morning at 9:30am.
Both parkruns are entirely organised by volunteers – email [email protected] to help.
Where else in Mayo can I run?
There are five other weekly parkruns in Mayo:
- Achill Greenway Parkrun
- Castlebar: Lough Lannagh
- Claremorris: McMahon Park (Clare Lake)
- Erris: Cross Loop
so wherever you are, you can join in.
Tips (from the website)
Don’t forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you canrequest a reminder email. Phones don’t scan, so please bring a printed copy.
–We operate a “No barcode, No result” policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won’t get a time
-Coming along for the first time? Please make sure you have registeredand also read the course description.
-Did you run this week? Check out the results page and news pagewhich includes event reports – we normally update these a day or two after the event.
-Not received your results email? It may be in your spam folder. We’ve a few tips on our support site to help you.
-You look great! Have a look at the event photos.
-Want to know more? Read about us and the event
-Our links page connects you to local and national running resources.
-This event is run by volunteers who love running; if you want to join us, find out more on our volunteering page.
-Summary event statistics are at the bottom of every page.
-Any other questions? Read our dedicated support site.