Plans have just been announced for the 18th Annual Westaro Mini Marathon also known as the Balla 10k this years event will be held on Saturday evening July 24th at 7 pm.[Download not found]
Race director Brendan Conwell (who established the race in the early nineties) is pulling out all the stops to ensure this will be the biggest event to date. He points out that this event caters for all across the spectrum from walkers to joggers to people who have taken up running through the various Fit4Life groups to the leading club athletes from across the west of Ireland and further afield.
Numerous organisations are taking part to raise funds for worthy causes in the area. This year main sponsors are Castlebar based Westaro Hosing Ltd supported by the Mayo News and C+C Cellular. People can enter in advance on www.runireland.com and entries will be taken on race day from 5pm.
Entry fee is €15 and all entrants will receive a goody bag and t-shirt.
A €2000 cash prize fund will ensure that places will be hotly contested both at senior level and right through the age groups for both men and women.
The sheebeen 2km race for under 16 boys and girls will get the evenings action underway at 6pm while Mayo AC will be holding a fund raising race night in the rendevous bar in Balla (just across the road from the finish line) starting at 9pm on the same evening, a great way to finish off the day!
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The Westaro/Balla 10k is race no. 3 in the Mayo AC/C+C Cellular League 2010.