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Ballina 10k Action Earlier This Year


from Athenry AC website MAYO AC OPEN ROAD LEAGUE 2008
Race 7: BALLINA ‘Terry Fox’ 4 miles
The C&C Cellular Mayo AC Open Road League continues on Sunday 12th October with race seven of the nine race series. This four-miler takes place at Ballina and is a one lap course starting near the track at Beleek Park, going out via ‘Dunnes’ to join the 10k route on the Killala road, turning right and across to rejoin Beleek Park, finishing close to the track.

The ‘Terry Fox’ run takes place annually at venues all over the world in support of the Terry Fox Foundation which raises funds for Cancer Research in memory of a brave young Canadian. Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 18, and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee in 1977. While in hospital , Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The legacy of this heroic Canadian is that to date more than $400 million has been raised worldwide in his name.

This year the race will not have a prize fund as all money raised on the day will go towards the Terry Fox Foundation.

The race starts at 3pm.
Entries will be taken from 1.30pm at track clubhouse.
All entrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

The top 25 men/women finishers will get points in the Road Race League. Last year’s winners were John Byrne (20.40) and Mary Gleeson (24.05). They both top the 2008 League after 6 races.

Local man Michael Rice and his team of helpers have organised this race at Ballina for the past 16 years. Mayo AC are very happy to support the great work done by Michael in his fundraising effort.

Enquiries Michael Rice – 087 6611975; Michael McGrath (Mayo AC) 086 8534729

Refreshments available afterwards at Murphy Brothers Bar/Restaurant beside the river Moy on the Sligo Road.