This yr 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 shaped and a street race and enjoyable stroll was organised
The occasion proved to be an important success and have become an annual occasion. Pat Hegarty and certainly some others are nonetheless members of the committee immediately.
Through the years the Committee have added different fundraising occasions to spice up the monies raised.
It has at all times been the intention of the Committee that each one funds raised would keep inside the County and return into the
Varied charities and Group initiatives have benefitted through the years with over €200,000 raised up to now.
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 report is held by our very personal, Pat Hegarty whereas Nakita Burke smashed the Girls report 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 help of sponsors, all those that help the occasions, who make services out there to run the occasions and all who assist in any means 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 costume for Walkers is non-obligatory with prizes for finest costumes and naturally plenty of spot prizes may also be given out
on the night.
A full calendar of occasions proper via to October may be discovered on the Ballyare 10k Fb Web page with subsequent occasion being a automobile 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 automobile run on twenty third and Mr & Mrs remaining on July twenty eighth.
Historical past as Ballyare 10K to mark its thirtieth yr was final modified: July twelfth, 2023 by