First ever Breaffy 10k this Sunday

The inaugural Breaffy 10k will take place this Sunday, August 28, as part of the Breaffy Blast Festival. The 10k walk/jog and run is being organised by Breaffy Community/ Breaffy GAA and Castlebar Fit for Life in aid of Western Alzheimers. This community-inspired event is aimed at runners and walkers of all abilities and levels of fitness over a 10km circuit. The predominantly flat route starts behind the national school in the village and extends in a loop along mainly picturesque country roads to finish at the front of the school.

There are toilet facilities at the start/finish line and plenty of parking in the village, at the Church, GAA Grounds or in Breaffy House Resort all within easy walking distance of the national school. Water Stations will be available at the 3km and 7km marks along the route. When the exercise is out of the way everyone can relax over refreshments in the local GAA clubhouse, a short walk from the finish line, where changing rooms and shower facilities are available. Presentation of prizes will take place at 4pm including spot prizes for participants in fancy dress. All walkers and runners over the age of 14 are welcome at the event. There will also be a Sports Day in the GAA grounds to ensure an enjoyable day out for all the family. The course has been officially measured and certified to AAI standards and a permit has been issued for the race by The Athletics Association of Ireland. Registration: Pre-Register on is €12 or entry on the day is €15 with entries being taken between 11am and 12.30pm, at St John’s National School, Breaffy. If you need any extra information in relation to race call Maggie on 087 632425.

Claremorris road race on Monday

The sixth race in Mayo AC's C and C Cellular 2011 Road League takes place in Claremorris on Saturday, August 27 at 12pm. It is also the 10th running of the DeCare Dental Sport a Smile five-mile fun run and walk, in aid of Mayo Cancer Support Association. The entry fee is €15 and you can enter online at or on the day from 10am at race HQ in the Dalton Inn Hotel near the race start/finish on the main street. Race marshals, Gardaí and medical staff will be prese

nt at the event. Participants are asked to follow their instructions.

Parking is available opposite the Post Office on the Ballyhaunis Road, at the back of the Claremorris Square and throughout the town.

Sport a Smile on the Square. Come along to Claremorris Square on Saturday from 10am to 2pm, support the race participants, support Mayo Cancer and enjoy a great day for all the family. The course has been certified by AAI with water stations at three miles and at finish area.


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