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Ballina parkrun

Parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners/walkers of all standards, which takes place all over the world every Saturday at 9:30am. Belleek parkrun which is provided through the local community celebrated its 5th Birthday last November 2019. Ballina parkrun is run by teams of dedicated volunteers from the town and surrounding areas and offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog, walk or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE! The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services. The research reveals that parkrun increases confidence, helps to reduce isolation, depression, anxiety and stress, and gives participants space to think. Volunteering opportunities at parkrun increase inclusivity as people who do not want to walk or run, or are unable to, can participate by volunteering. At parkrun we believe in total inclusion in the community.