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Temporary Road Restrictions in Castlebar on Sunday 1st May for Mini Marathon

Date: 26-04-2022

Castlebar is gearing up to welcome women from all over Ireland for the much anticipated return of the Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon on Sunday 1st May.

The mini marathon, returning to the streets of Castlebar after 3 years, is expected to attract approximately 1,000 participants of all ages and abilities. It will once again provide an opportunity for much needed funds to be raised for charities across the region.

To celebrate the return of the Mini Marathon and Mayo Day main sponsor are giving a specially designed technical t-shirt to all participants. In addition to the t-shirt a specially commissioned finishers medal will be presented on the day to all participants.

Once again a special drive to get more teenage girls participating in the event is being promoted through the ‘It’s for Girls’ initiative. Supported by Sport Irelands “Women in Sport” programme, all second level schools in the region are invited to participate in the Its for Girls Mini Marathon Challenge. “Its for Girls” aims to get more girls more physically active, all participants have reduced entry of €10 and the girls will receive a finishers medal and technical t shirt. Teachers and mentors taking part with the girls can avail of the same entry fee.

There is still a small window of time to enter this event through the website or by contacting the Mayo Sports Partnership office at 094 9064360.

Following its success in previous years the Primary Schools Mini Fun Run will commence straight away after the main event at 12.10pm. Already 500 children have registered for this free event with the emphasis on fun and recreation with parents also invited to participate.

To capture the festival atmosphere, the Mall will incorporate a stage with music, refreshment zone, facepainting, fun cartoon characters etc. The Mini Marathon will commence at 12 Noon followed by the Children’s Run at 12.10pm from the Courthouse with the Mall open to the public from 10.30am – 5pm.

Co-organisers of the events the Western People and Mayo Sports Partnership are anxious to inform the public of temporary road restrictions on the day and requests the kind co-operation of all concerned. An event of this nature requires these temporary inconveniences to ensure a successful and enjoyable day out for everybody.

The restrictions are as follows

  • 9.30am Mall Closure- until 4pm
  • Ellison Street Closure 11.30am – 3pm
  • Lower Spencer St Closure 10.30am – 12.30am
  • Duke St 12 Noon – 1pm
  • Newport Rd to Pound Rd 12 Noon – 1pm
  • Pound Rd 12 Noon – 1pm
  • Gallows Hill 12 Noon – 1pm
  • Newline 12 Noon – 1pm
  • Pontoon Rd to Ballinacarriga 12 Noon – 2pm
  • Ballinacarriga to Ballynew 12 Noon – 2pm
  • Ballynew / Turlough Rd 12 Noon – 2.30pm
  • Staball Hill / Thomas St 12.15 – 2.30pm
  • Bridge St 12.15 – 2.30pm
  • Main Street  12.15- 2.30pm

A full detailed map of the route is available on Also on the website is a list of all the car parks etc available in the town, for additional information people can also contact the Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9064360.

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