This 12 months sees the thirtieth staging of the Ballyare 10k Street race and 5K Enjoyable Stroll. Founding father of the occasion was native athlete and Finn Valley stalwart Pat Hegarty who, a few years in the past, wished to boost funds for the Grownup day centre in Letterkenny.
Following a gathering in Carrs of the Diamond a committee was fashioned and a highway race and enjoyable stroll was organised
The occasion proved to be an awesome success and have become an annual occasion. Pat Hegarty and certainly some others are nonetheless members of the committee right this moment.
Over time the Committee have added different fundraising occasions to spice up the monies raised.
It has at all times been the purpose of the Committee that each one funds raised would keep throughout the County and return into the
Numerous charities and Group initiatives have benefitted through the years with over €200,000 raised thus far.
The Street Race is a part of the Donegal Grand Prix and the course of the race is among the most difficult within the County.
The Course document is held by our very personal, Pat Hegarty whereas Nakita Burke smashed the Girls document in 2021
The 2 worthy charities who will profit from the 2023 occasion are Cairde le Cheile and No Boundaries Basis. As at all times, the Committee are very grateful for the continued assist of sponsors, all those that assist the occasions, who make amenities obtainable to run the occasions and all who assist in any approach in staging the occasions.
The 10k Street Race and 5K Enjoyable Stroll takes place on Friday August eleventh.
The stroll will begin at 7pm and Race at 7.30pm with registrations for walkers beginning in Carrs of the Diamond at 6pm and at The Diamond Park for the runners at 6.30pm.
Fancy gown for Walkers is non-compulsory with prizes for finest costumes and naturally a number of spot prizes will even be given out
on the night.
A full calendar of occasions proper via to October will be discovered on the Ballyare 10k Fb Web page with subsequent occasion being a automotive treasure hunt going down on Friday July 14th at 7pm from The Diamond adopted by Skittles on sixteenth, a pub Quiz on twenty first, a Tractor and classic automotive run on twenty third and Mr & Mrs ultimate on July twenty eighth.
Historical past as Ballyare 10K to mark its thirtieth 12 months was final modified: July twelfth, 2023 by