About Us

Ballina parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Belleek, Ballina, Co. Mayo F26 V840. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Runaway Cafe - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • HSE: The evidence base for promoting an active lifestyle for well-being is well documented. Mass participation & community events are being heralded for their potential to get people started and help those who have committed to the change to stay moving. Through the HSE’s Get Ireland Active initiative we are a proud supporter of parkrun and firmly believe that such an event will serve as a fantastic enhancement to the local community

  • Coillte: Coillte's core purpose is to enrich lives locally, nationally and globally through the innovative and sustainable management of natural resources.

  • Mayo Sports Partnership: Core funded by the Irish Sports Council and hosted locally by Mayo County Council MSPs main aim is to increase participation in sport / physical activity in all sectors of the population and maximising use of resources. MSP works with stakeholders, communities , clubs etc in furthering this objective and is proud to support the parkrun initiative. MSP has been instrumental in its development in the county with 3 sites now in operation in Westport, Castlebar and now Ballina.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2022-11-15Hollister ULCBallina€200.00€200.00€0.00Donation to event
    2021-12-30HollisterBallina€200.00€200.00€0.00Donation to event
    2020-09-05Mayo County CouncilBallina€200.00€200.00€0.00Grant
    2019-12-05DMCBallina€20.00€20.00€0.00Donation to event
    2019-11-25HollistersBallina€200.00€200.00€0.00Donation to event
    2019-05-29Mayo Co CoBallina€100.00€100.00€0.00Grant in support of event
    2018-12-24Mayo Co CoBallina€100.00€100.00€0.00Grant in support of event
    2018-11-29Dublin Marathon volunteersBallina€40.00€40.00€0.00Donation to event
    2018-10-09BeActiveBallina€30.00€30.00€0.00European Week of Sport donation
    2018-03-20Ballina BeveragesBallina€400.00€400.00€0.00Donation to event
    2018-03-20Mayo County CouncilBallina€100.00€100.00€0.00volunteering at County Walks
    2018-01-18Lavins of Foxford Ballina€25.00€25.00€0.00Support of Ballina parkrun
    2017-12-03Dublin Marathon 2017Ballina€60.00€60.00€0.00Bag Drop
    2017-05-13HolistersBallina€100.00€100.00€0.00Donation to event
    2016-11-28Dublin marathon volunteersBallina€20.00€17.00€3.00Dublin marathon volunteers
    2016-06-10Mayo Co.Co. grantBallina€272.00€231.20€40.80GMA Funding
    2016-04-26Holister ULCBallina€300.00€255.00€45.00In support of Ballina parkrun
    2016-02-22Ann EganBallina€5.00€4.25€0.75Ballina parkrun donation from runner parkrun #63 20/02/2016
    2016-02-22Ann EganBallina€5.00€4.25€0.75Ballina parkrun donation from runner parkrun #61 06/02/2016
    2016-02-19anne kearneyBallina€300.00€255.00€45.00
    2016-02-12ANN EGANBallina€100.00€85.00€15.00Keep up the good work Ballina parkrun from Michelle Mulhern TD
    2016-02-12ANN EGANBallina€250.00€212.50€37.50Ballina parkrun, well done from Ballina Salmon Anglers
    2015-11-18Anne Marie FlynnBallina€15.00€12.75€2.25
    2015-11-11Brendan MurphyBallina€10.00€8.50€1.50Great event. To help in advertising the Ballina event better

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-12-14Ballina€89.50Anniversary costs
    2017-12-18Ballina€94.57anniversary and Christy's 100th
    2018-11-29Ballina€160.66calander, banner, tshirts, birthday costs
    2019-10-28Ballina€1010.00purchase AED
    2019-11-25Ballina€103.85Balloons coffee cake etc
    2022-12-16Ballina€540.97Anniversary costs