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About Us

Falcarragh parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Ballyconnel Estate, Strand Road, Falcarragh, Co Donegal. 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 Cloughaneely GAC - 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.

  • Healthy Ireland: Healthy Ireland is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland. Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier for longer. Healthy Ireland’s goals are to: Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life; Reduce health inequalities; Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing; Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

  • 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 community of Falcarragh

  • Cloich Cheann Fhaola CLG: Cloich Cheann Fhaola CLG welcomes the idea of people of all ages getting together for a weekly walk/jog/run. We will open our grounds for free car-parking and provide a friendly cup of tea afterwards for all the participants.The nearby Ballyconnell Estate is ideal and visitors will get a chance to see the old buildings and gardens and the scenic golf course. The benefits of a community getting together on a project cannot be over emphasised and other ideas will flow from this initiative.?

  • Pobail le Chéile: Pobail le Chéile supports the idea of a free, community based walk/run organised by local volunteers.The health benefits are obvious for people of all ages and using Ballyconnell Estate is a great idea. The location of the local GAA club Cloich Cheann Fhaola is a huge advantage for the start and finish.

  • Donegal Sports Partnership: Donegal Sports partnership are happy to support Falcarragh parkrun for the benefits of the local community.


    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun. parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

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    The event are yet to make a claim against the donations. Event teams please contact your local parkrun ambassador, country manager, or review the Organiser wiki for guidance on claiming against the available donations.