Home Event 1st race Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series – Doneraile Park 5k – organised...

1st race Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series – Doneraile Park 5k – organised by Mallow A.C


Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series starts next week! Road running and Walking series always a great social occasion The Ballyhoura road race and walks series in its previous incarnations always had a good reputation across the Munster region, not just for the quality of the races run in the scenic Ballyhoura countryside, but also for the great social atmosphere which was present after the race when people would tuck into the tea and sandwiches at the local hall. While the format of the road race series is changed this year, going from a 5mile series to a series with the full range of distances from 5km to 10km, it is hoped that the same general friendly social atmosphere will continue! New Format The new format of the series means that individual clubs across the Ballyhoura region will take responsibility for the organisation of individual races within the series with Ballyhoura Failte co-ordinating the series as a whole. The traditional start to the series was always at the start of the Ballyhoura Walking Festival and we will be continuing this tradition with the first event to be held on the Friday night before the long weekend of walks on April 30th. Entries open at the gate to Doneraile Park from 6pm to 7:00p.m and the cost of entry is just 5 Euro. The Doneraile 5km trail race is a nice easy distance for anybody new to the scene who wants to give it a go and see what its all about. More indepth information will be provided next week on the first race of the series and in the Mallow notes. Also Mallow AC will have information on their website www.mallowac.ie Please contact Michael Herlihy, Ballyhoura Outdoor Recreation Officer for further information on [email protected] or on 086 3168954