The event, which is sponsored by the Western People, has been held in Castlebar since its inception in 2010, attracting thousands of participants each year. This year’s mini-marathon will be held in Ballina on Bank Holiday Sunday, April 30.
The staging of the prestigious event in Ballina is the result of a collaboration between a host of organisations, including Mayo Sports Partnership, local athletics clubs Moy Valley and Ballina AC, Ballina Municipal District, Ballina 2023, Mayo.ie and the Western People.
Commercial Manager with the Western People, Aidan McNulty, said he is delighted the event is finally coming to Ballina.
“It has been a long-term ambition to get this event to Ballina and it is fantastic we have been able to do it for this very special year. Thanks to all of our partners for making this happen.”
The launch of the mini-marathon takes place at St. Mary’s Secondary School next Friday, February 10, at 1:30pm