Plans have just been announced for the 18th annual Westaro mini marathon, also known as the Balla 10K. This years’ event will be held on Saturday July 24 at 7pm.
Race director Brendan Conwell who established the race in the early nineties is pulling out all the stops to ensure this will be the biggest event to date. He points out that it caters for all across the spectrum, from walkers to joggers to people who have taken up running through the various fit4life groups to the leading club athletes from across the west of Ireland and further afield.
Numerous organisations are taking part to raise funds for worthy causes in the area. People can enter in advance on www.runireland.com, also entries will be taken on race day from 5pm. Entry fee is €15. All entrants receive a goody bag and T-shirt. A €2,000 cash prize fund will ensure that places will be hotly contested at senior level and right through the age groups for both men and women.