A very different Christmas tradition will take place again this year as people from Ballina and the surrounding areas will take part in the GOAL Mile on the Ballina Athletic Club track at Belleek, Ballina, on Christmas morning from 11am to 12.30pm.
For thousands of families in Ireland, the annual GOAL fundraiser has become as much a part of their Christmas tradition as mince pies and roast turkey. There is no better way to deal with the excesses of the Christmas season than throwing on a pair of running shoes and doing a lap for GOAL. You can walk, jog or run. This is a fun event for the whole family and in the process you will be helping those who have very little.
Last year some 150 hardy souls braved the deep snow, frost, and ice to raise more than €1,200 for GOAL, the international humanitarian organisation which is helping develop life saving projects in the poorest regions of the world. Sponsorship cards are available from Marion on 086 3644073 if you can raise some money in your place of work or from your extended family.