Scenic Sprint Awaits at Mayo AC 5k in Westport

May 21, 2024

The picturesque town of Westport is all set to host the second race of the 12th annual Mayo AC 5k Summer Series this evening. This event marks the first time the series will run through the scenic grounds of Westport House, promising a memorable experience for participants and spectators alike.

Tonight’s race promises a fresh and beautiful course through the historic and lush Westport House estate. Runners will have the unique opportunity to dash through this picturesque setting, surrounded by well-maintained gardens and the stunning architecture of one of Ireland's best-loved heritage attractions. The choice of this scenic route is expected to enhance the overall experience for both seasoned athletes and newcomers.

The dedicated team at Westport AC has been working tirelessly to ensure everything is in place for the race. Their efforts have paid off, with the course meticulously prepared and measures in place to guarantee a smooth event. Participants can register at Gracy’s Bistro (F28 EK83).

For those who participated in the Castlebar race last week, it’s important to remember to bring and use the same race number for tonight's event. This continuity helps streamline the registration process and keeps the event running efficiently.

Anticipation is high, and with favourable weather forecasts, a large turnout is expected. The community spirit is palpable as Westport welcomes runners from across the region. The Mayo AC 5k Series is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and strong community support, and tonight's race in Westport is poised to continue this tradition.

This race follows the highly successful opening event in Castlebar, setting a high standard for the series. The positive momentum from Castlebar, coupled with the allure of Westport House, promises an exciting and competitive race.

As the evening draws in over Westport, the town will come alive with the energy and enthusiasm of runners and supporters alike.

Featured Image: by Greg Barry

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