Ballinrobe 5k

Event details

  • Wednesday | May 9, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Register here

What is the Ballinrobe Smarter Travel 5k?

It’s a 5K walk/jog or run, its an event the whole family could do… We use routes  that promote smarter travel around the town Treacy’s pharmacy/ picture of health are the main sponsors of the event.  


What time is Registration?

Sign on and Number & Timing chip collection open from 4.30pm at mains sponsor’s premises Treacy’s Pharmacy picture of Health, Main st, Ballinrobe.

When you register, you will receive your number. There will be staff on hand to answer questions.

Pin your number to the front of your shirt and strap the timing chip around your left ankle.

What other items do I need to compete?

You will need appropriate gear/clothing to match the weather conditions.

Can I get a refund if I do not attend ?

When paying for your entry to The Ballinrobe Smarter Travel event, it is stipulated that this is a non-refundable payment. As soon as a competitor enters we incur costs such as admin etc. It is also not possible to transfer entries to any other events, next year’s event, or a different competitor.

Where are the water stops?

The water stops will be at the 2.5k mark with water for all finishers at the finish line. REMEMBER KEEP THE TOWN CLEAN!!!

Can I practice on the course beforehand?

Yes you can and it is encouraged. The entire route has public access. The 5k route is in red, see link for more details   

Do I have to navigate on the course?

The entire course is marked with signs and marshals will be stationed along the route.

Will the race go ahead if there is bad weather?

If we are unlucky enough to get bad weather that may be dangerous to participants, the organizer may have to make a decision to shorten or take out certain sections of the course, and this will only be decided on the morning of the event.

Race Safety

Please obey the race organization at all times, these include Order of Malta, Gardai, Volunteers and all race personal.

Strictly No iPods or headphones

If you wear either you will be disqualified on the spot, safety is a huge priority and failing to hear instruction or the sound of on-coming traffic can cause serious accidents to you, fellow competitors or the general public.

What are the prizes categories?

  • Prizes Males 1st 2nd 3rd overall
  • Female 1st 2nd 3rd overall
  • Under 18 1st
  • Over 40 male 1st
  • Over 40 female 1st
  • Over 50 male 1st
  • Over 50 female 1st

Will there will be a prize presentation?

Yes this will take place in one of the bars in  Abbey St Ballinrobe from 8pm

What time can I see the results?

Once every competitor has finished we will have a draft set of results of category winners, the full results will be available on our Facebook page and website


The Lakeside sports centre, Station Rd, Ballinrobe will have showers and changing facilities for those who need it.

Finally enjoy the race