1. Ballina Parkrun. pqr

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!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email ballinahelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Runaway Cafe – please come and join us!

2. Giro De Baile an Chaisil.



Calling all cyclists, dust down the bikes as the Giro de Baile an Chaisil takes place Sun, August the 2nd at 10:00am from Main Street Ballycastle Co Mayo

Hosted by Baile and Chaisil Cycling Club the Giro follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballycastle Village right along the North Mayo Coast (see page photo) cycling right into the heart of Erris. Glancing around you will see the rugged coastline of North Mayo with Céide and the Staggs of Broadhaven in the distance.

The ride is not a race, it’s a chance to enjoy a challenge with like minded people with Spectacular views through out the routes

You can expect the following for your entry fee:

• Choice of three challenging routes – 130 km, 60 km and a 10 km family route
• Clearly marked routes with signage and marshals
• Route-cards and maps
• GPS routes
• HQ and Feed station with toilets. Food and drinks will be provided.
• Professional photography of the event
• Free food and drinks after your ride
• Free Car Parking
• Support Vehicles
• Professional Bike Service
• Rider Public Liability Insurance
• Shower and changing facilities
• Free Camping
• Finishers to receive specially designed medal.

Registration from 9:30
The entry fee for Cycling Ireland Members is €30 per person for the long and Med routes,
€35for non cycling Ireland cyclists .
€5 for the Family Route.
We would strongly recommend entering before the day


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 3.Mayo Mud Run in Moygownagh, North Mayo.

Mayo Mudrun is a cross country adventure race. The aim is to provide a well organised, friendly, muddy and FUN event, set in a beautiful location. It consists of an 8.5km route of energy sapping clean DIRTY fun as you run, crawl, jump over natural terrain,while trying not to get lost on the forest trails, with the common denominator of mud always only a footstep away. What better way to come and explore the raw beauty of the Mayo countryside?

Participants can vary from the fiercely competitive through to fun runners/walkers, charity runners/walkers, and people who have never done anything like this in their lives.

More information including dates: www.mayomudrun.ie


4. Mayo Stages Rally- Killala, Lacken and Ballina.


The Mayo Stages Rally is an annual event, usually based in the North Mayo town of Ballina. Competitors face the challenge of three  stages, each to run three times. Offering a total distance of approximately 116 stage kilometres and 127 road kilometres, they provide a challenging test for competitors.

Bookings and information at +35396 23600 or www.mayomotorsportclub.com


5. An Rás to pass through Ballina in unique spectacle.


Number Five is the latest edition to the Mayo North sporting calendar and promises much excitement as the unique spectacle of the Rás is set to pass through the town in a critical stage on the race on Thuusday the 21st of May. This is a huge announcement for the area as the status of the bicycle race is well renowned at international level and extra excitement will be generated by the presence of the local rider Paddy Clarke who is part of the FitScience team.

There will also be exhibitions and activities in the Market Sq Ballina in the lead up to the event and mini fringe events organised around the massive spectacle. Something to look forward to certainly, as the tourist seasons begins to develop into full flow.

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