Easter Ceremonies In Ballintotis
The usual Easter Ceremonies will take place at St Colamn's Church in Ballintotis, beginning with Mass on Holy Thursday at 7.30pm. Liturgy will take place on Good Friday evening followed by Vigil Mass at 9pm on Saturday. Mass on Easter Sunday will be at the usual time of 10am.
On Line Race Entry Closes On Monday Next
On Line Entry for the Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race closes on Monday next April 17th. Please Log on to ballintotis.com to avail of the pre reg' option. Those who pre-enter online are advised to collect their number and running buff in the Community Centre on either Wednesday 19th from 5pm to 7pm or from 1pm onwards on Thursday 20th. By entering on line you can of course avoid potential queues on the night and also help the organisers advance their plans.
Don't forget the traditional pre race run around the 4 mile course - it takes place on this TUESDAY APRIL 11TH - MEET IN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 7PM.
Race Stewards Meeting
A large number of race stewards are again required to ensure the success of the race. Please call John on 086-8778182 if you wish to help the crew on duty on the night. A meeting of all stewards will take place at 9pm in the Community Centre on Tuesday next April 18th.
Help Needed To Ensure Race Success
The race committee race looking for help on a number of occasions we count down to the big day.
Wednesday 12th 8pm Ballintotis Community Centre.
Work hour - we need people to come along to help for one hour with various jobs including setting up lights etc for outdoor use. Friday 14th or Saturday 14th - time to be confirmed. We hope to erect the outside lighting on one of these afternoons. Any help appreciated- please call 086-8778182 for more details nearer the time.
Also in the few days before the big race and in particular on the day after, there is a considerable amount of work to be done. The race has obviously soared in popularity over the last few years and the committee want to ensure the high standards that have been set are maintained. Anybody who can lend an hour or two on Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th next week or indeed on the day itself would we very welcome. The hours after the race and in fact the morning after are also key times when help is needed.
Catering - Food Required
Again with another very large entry expected, all donations of sandwiches and home baking would be really appreciated. Please contact Jean O'Gorman or Josie Knowles if you are willing to help.
Walk Begins At 6.30pm
As usual the non competitive walk will begin at 6.30pm on race night April 21st.. Entry for the walk will be taken from 5.30pm on Thursday evening in the Community Centre. Refreshments will be served for walkers on their return. Each walker will also receive a free neck buff. Children are free but must be accompanied by an adult and remember - no dogs allowed.