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The McHale Run Mayo Day Launched

ByEmma Porter |

A whole host of activities will be celebrated around county Mayo as part of Mayo month this May. On May 21st Ballinrobe Racecourse will host a festival of running on the racecourse’s ambulance track with a running distance for all to enjoy. The 1-mile (1.6km) smooth oval tarmac track provides the perfect traffic-free location for a day that the whole family can enjoy.

McHale’s, the farm machinery experts, are sponsoring the event so all finishers will get a special commissioned finisher gift to mark their achievement. The huge McHale factory is only a few hundred meters away on the Castlebar road. Their success in developing and manufacturing the world’s best farm machinery is a fitting example of why everyone should celebrate Mayo day.

Speaking at the launch Paul Mc Hale said “We are delighted to be teamed up with Run Mayo for this year’s Mayo day festival. This event has something to offer for all ages and levels of running from half  marathon to 5k’s and kids races! Ballinrobe Racecourse is a fantastic facility and should allow for an excellent event on May 21st.”

Events get under way from 10am, with a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k all starting at the same time.

Kids fun races will take place from 11am and it’s sure to be a great day out for all the family as the racecourse is one of the best and safest venues in the county. To register for a distance go to www.raceface.ie

Entry fee includes, water and food stop area each lap, chip timing and finishers prize. With a super atmosphere there are a whole host of reasons to sign up…

The McHale Run Mayo day is in conjunction with the Ballinrobe homecoming festival, check out their socials for music, crafts and fanfare over the entire weekend.

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