The Leenane /Maam branch of the Irish Red Cross hosts a 5 Mile Run, Jog, Walk, through Leenane on third Sunday of November. This is the seventh year of this event. All proceeds raised on the day will go towards the training of volunteers and the upkeep of the local ambulance which serves all of North West Connemara and parts of West of Mayo.
The run will start and finish in Leenane Village; this 5 mile run will take in some on the breath-taking scenery along Killary Harbour and will include the award winning Golden Mile in Glanagimla.
This activity is for all serious runners and joggers, but it will be open to anyone who might enjoy this fun activity. The plan is to have lots of craic at the end of the race where people from the village will provide teas, cakes and treats for all those who participated. The volunteers involved in the unit work tirelessly in their efforts and are present at every outdoor event in the county to help render First Aid when necessary. The Race starts at 14:00 at the Leenane Community Hall and registration will take place in the hall from 12 noon onwards. Prizes for first, second and third place. Refreshment provided at the end of the race. A fun day is promised. More details can be found at http://www.leenane5mile.com/