Mayo AC 5k Series

The poster for 2023 5k Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION

The Annual Mayo AC 5k Series of races are usually scheduled on consecutive Tuesdays, in May or early June starting at 8pm. .

The Series serves as a major fundraiser for the club.

These ‘no frills’ evening races have proved to be a tremendous success in recent times with numbers increasing year on year, and are a great opportunity to achieve personal goals in a relaxed environment.

The 5k Series was set up originally as to try to encourage beginners to participate in road races.

 

Following the introduction of Fit4Life nationally in 2008, the Mayo AC series was developed to encourage those new to running to participate in road races.

The series emphasis has always been on the less ‘elite’ of the running community.

We’ve tried to maintain the casual element to the set up to make the whole experience suitable to all runners regardless of ability

 They take place at various locations around the county – in recent times at  Ballyhaunis (Rugby Club), Claremorris (Athletics Track), Ballinrobe (Soccer Club), Castlebar and Foxford (Leisure Centre) and are  be followed by a Series After Party and prizegiving after the final race.

The race order for 2023 is in the poster above.

All courses are officially measured, well marshaled, with chip timing and a finish line time clock.

Members are strongly encouraged to compete. All welcome!

You can register online in advance or on the evening of each race  from 6:30pm each Tuesday. Entry for the whole series is at a special price or you can enter each race separately.

Prizes are  presented at final race After Party.

See also our Events Calendar for all races in the Series

THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE 5K SERIES

Ballinrobe 5k update, Mayo AC finishers

June 5, 2024

There was another excellent turnout by the club last evening with 46 members competing in Ballinrobe. It was a great event all-round with 170 crossing the finish line at Abbey…

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MAYO AC 5k Series Race 4, Ballinrobe results

June 4, 2024

The fourth race in Intersport Elverys Mayo AC 5k Series took place at Ballinrobe this Tuesday evening (June 4).  Racing conditions were good: dry, 11°C, with a chilly breeze on…

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Foxford 5k updated, Series Race 4 Ballinrobe

May 30, 2024

Tuesday’s Foxford 5k post has been updated. We now look ahead to the next Series 5k race at Ballinrobe.

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Foxford 5k: Mayo AC finishers

May 29, 2024

Great running by another big Mayo AC turnout at Foxford.

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MAYO AC 5k Series Race 3, Foxford results (revised)

May 28, 2024

..And so to Foxford on Tuesday evening (May 28) for the third race in the 2024 Intersport Elverys Mayo AC 5k.

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Foxford 5k – seize the day!

May 28, 2024

Excitement is building ahead of this evening’s third Series race at Foxford. As you may have seen on facebook “it’s a PB course, not completely flat but renowned for decent…

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Westport 5k : Mayo AC finishers and more, updated

May 22, 2024

  Great performances by these Mayo AC in Westport. 47 (26W, 21M) in current count among 182 total listed finishers. It was an exceptional turnout in support of our Series.

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Mayo AC 5k Series race 2, Westport results

May 21, 2024

Race 2 in the Intersport Elverys Mayo AC 5k Series was at Westport. It was a new addition to this year’s series, and was hosted by Westport AC. The course…

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Castlebar 5k photos, Mayo AC finishers

May 15, 2024

  Some images attached from yesterday’s Castlebar 5k are in this google album https://photos.app.goo.gl/V1zxXs5DbbtBbVEC8 And a few of them are attached below.

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Mayo AC 5k Series race 1, Castlebar results

May 14, 2024

Lough Lannagh Castlebar was the setting for the first race in the 2024  Intersport Elverys Mayo AC 5k series on Tuesday evening May 14. This is the 12th edition of…

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