Temporary Road Restrictions in Ballina on Sun 30th April for Mini Marathon
Update from Mayo Sports Partnership
Ballina is well prepared to welcome women from all over Ireland and beyond to the North Mayo capital for the 14th Mayo.ie Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon to take place on Sunday 30th April at noon. The 10-kilometre run / walk and the 2km Mini Mini event is being co-organised by Mayo Sports Partnership, Western People, Mayo County Council, Ballina 2023, and Ballina AC and Moy Valley AC along with the help of 200 or so volunteers.
The Mini Marathon, one of the flagship events around Mayo Day 2023 and Ballina 2023, is expected to attract over 2,000 participants, and supporters, family, friends etc. This year’s mini marathon celebrates Ballina’s 300th birthday and following on from US President Joe Biden’s visit, this event promises once again to be a day to remember.
To view the Western People’s event supplement, please click HERE.
To celebrate Mayo Day 2023 main sponsor Mayo.ie are giving a specially designed technical t-shirt to the first 1800 participants. The event is now FULLY booked out with over 2000 participants and no late entries will be accepted.
Taking place also on the day immediately after the start of the mini marathon will be the Mini Mini Primary Schools Children’s Fun Run which has grown in popularity with hundreds of school children expected to participate. This event is also FULL with 1,000 children registered and again no further entries will be taken.
With the mini-marathon days away the excitement is building. To capture the festival atmosphere, Market Square will incorporate a stage with music, refreshment kiosks, face-painting etc. The Mini Marathon will commence at 12 Noon followed by the Children’s Run at 12.05pm from Pearse St with the Square open to the public from 10.30am – 5pm.
The organisers would like to ask participants and members of the public to be environmentally friendly and utilise recyclable waste bins in Market Square as well as the race route itself.
Road Closures and Traffic Disruption
Finally, with an event of this nature some temporary road closures will be in operation on Sunday 30th April. Again the organisers would kindly ask the public to acknowledge these restrictions for the health and safety of all.
These are listed below:
- Tone St (R-294) – 9am – 5pm From its junction with Teeling St, Pound St to its junction with Pearse St, O’Rahilly St
- Market Road (L-1131) – 9am – 5pm From its junction with Tone St to the junction with Circular Rd, Humbert St.
- Pearse St (R298) – 9am – 5pm From its junction with Humbert St to the junction with Tone St, Tolan St and O Rahilly St
- Walsh St (L-11311) – 9am -5pm From its junction with Pearse St ( R-928)
Note that additional restrictions on the route will be temporary in nature following the progress of the participants of the marathon, and delays may be expected. Please comply with instructions of the stewards for health and safety reasons.
It is recommended that visitors to Ballina town arrive early and park in locations to best enjoy the mini marathon and other related events. For information on any of the above see www.westofirelandwomensminimarathon.com
For more information contact Mayo Sports Partnership by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 094-9064360.