Looking to get more active in 2018? Need some support? RTEs Operation Transformation is once again joining forces locally with Mayo Sports Partnership to encourage people to become more physically active in 2018.  A number of walks will take place across the country on Saturday 13th January with Mayo walks taking place in Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Ballinrobe, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh and Westport.

The walks, either 3 or 5km in length will be led by suitable leaders who will be on hand guide participants through the walk and also to give advice about follow on programmes etc.

Details of the events are as follows ( please note that some walks commence at 11am and others at parkrun locations at 9.30am):

Walk Only Locations

Centre                       Meeting Point & Time                                Time of Walk

Ballyhaunis              Friary Field  ( meet10.30am)                                  11am

Ballinrobe                  The Green ( meet10.30am)                                    11am

Kiltimagh                   Market Square ( meet10.30am)                             11am

Parkrun / Walk Locations

Centre                       Meeting Point & Time                                Time of Walk

Ballina                       Ballina Town Soccer Club                         9.30am                                                                       Belleek (9.15am)

Castlebar                   New Castlebar Tennis Club (9.15am)      9.30am

Claremorris               Entrance to Clare Lake (9.15am)              9.30am

Erris                            Cross Loop Binghamstown (9.15am)       9.30am

Westport                    Mill St / High St Car Park (9.15am )          9.30am




This year Kiltimagh woman Mary Diamond is one of the five national Operation Transformation leaders who will be followed on national television weekly for the six week programme. You can join Mary on Saturday 13th January in Kiltimagh where the local Kiltimagh Tourism Group will host a walk commencing at 11am from the Market Square.

County co-ordinators Mayo Sports Partnership and local organisers such as Ballina Athletic Club, Ballinrobe GAA Club, Ballyhaunis Sports Network, Castlebar and Claremorris parkruns, Erris Community Health Forum, Kiltimagh Festivals Committee and Westport Leisure Park are encouraging people of all age groups to turn out on the day.

In all the events there is no cost involved,participants are asked to wear loose clothing and to bring some water. Further information on Operation Transformation can be viewed at : www.rte.ie/ot/

Details of Mayo Sports Partnerships follow on 5 week initiative “Operation Get Active Mayo” involving approximately numerous communities / groups throughout Mayo will be promoted at www.mayosports.ie and also in local media. Other Mayo Sports Partnership programmes such as Men on the Move, Couch to 5K, Meet and Train, Fit Walk, parkrun, Active 55 etc will also form part of this county wide call.

To register for the walks or to get further information on any of the above contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9047025 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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