RTE's Operation Transformation is once again joining forces locally with Mayo Sports Partnership to encourage people to become more physically active in 2019. A number of walks will take place across the country on Saturday 12th January with Mayo walks taking place in Achill, Aughamore, Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Ballinrobe, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, Kilmovee Newport 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 (See also attached poster, please note that all walks commence at 11am with meeting time at 10.30am):
Centre Meeting Point & Time Time of Walk
Achill Saula National School 11am
Aughamore Aughamore GAA Club 11am
Ballina Belleek Woods 11am
Ballyhaunis Friary Field 11am
Ballinrobe The Green 11am
Belmullet Aras Inis Gluaire (Civic Centre) 11am
Claremorris Clare Lake 11am
Castlebar Castlebar Tennis Club 11am
Kiltimagh Market Square 11am
Kilmovee Community Centre 11am
Newport The Statue, Medlicott St. 11am
Westport Westport GAA Grounds 11am
County co-ordinators Mayo Sports Partnership and local organisers such as Achill Athletic Club, Aughamore GAA Club, Ballina Athletic Club, Ballinrobe GAA Club, Ballyhaunis Sports Network, Castlebar, Claremorris and Claremorris parkruns, Erris Community Health Forum, Kilmovee Community Centre, Newport Business association, Kiltimagh Tourism and Westport GAA and 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. However no dogs are allowed. 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, Swim for a Mile, parkrun, Active 55 etc will also form part of this county wide call.