The Vodafone C& C Cellular Mayo AC Open Road League continues on Sunday October 11 with race seven of the nine race series. The Terry Fox four miler takes place at Ballina and is a one lap course starting and finishing near the track at Belleek Park. 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. 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. Local man Michael Rice and his team of helpers have organised this race at Ballina for the past 17 years. Mayo AC is happy to support the great work done by Michael in his fund-raising effort. Enquiries to Michael Rice 087 6611975; Michael McGrath (Mayo AC ) 086 8534729, further details next week.
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Also on October 11 is the 26th annual St Barry's GAA Half Marathon at Tarmonbarry 11am (no 6k race this year ). Members are advised that the closing date for entry to the Dublin City Marathon on Monday October 26 is next Monday October 5 at 5pm. There will be no late entries at registration or on race day. Members who have entered should inform Michael McGrath so that team selection, etc, can be organised.
The 25th anniversary Gerry Farnan Cross Country Festival hosted by Metro St Brigid's AC take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday October 19. They include masters trials for the annual British and Irish International Cross Country which is being held this year in Perry Barr, Birmingham on November 14 (venue changed from Isle of Man ). Entry forms for masters trials available at www.msbac.com, and should be sent in by October 14.