Ballinagore Macra Club, Co. Westmeath will host their third Annual Charity Tractor Run in aid of North Westmeath Hospice this Sunday, May, 6th, 2018.
Registration will take place at 10.30am, followed by the run which will begin at Ballinagore GAA Grounds, located in close proximity to Kilbeggan and Mullingar, with the route set to take in local townlands and villages including Ballinagore Village; Raheenmore; Dalystown; Castletown Geoghegan; and Loughnagore. The run will be followed by a BBQ and raffle - both of which have been supported by local businesses.
“Since our first run in 2016, we have grown and developed both the attendance as well as aspects like our registration packs which every entry receives. These include a commemorative tractor/car sticker; commemorative key ring; information on the amazing work that the North Westmeath Hospice Charity do in the county, and information about the activities that Ballinagore Macra get up to” Karen Elliffe of Ballinagore Macra told Catherina Cunnane of That’s Farming.
“In our first year of the run we had over 70 tractors and last year we had almost 90 tractors. So, we are ambitiously aiming to top that figure again.” Karen added.
All makes or models of both new and vintage tractors are welcome to participate and join the local Classic American Car Club who supported the run in previous years with a range of bikes; cars and pick-ups. Entry is €25 per tractor and donations can be made online here.
All the proceeding will draw to a close with the staging of the National final of the Macra na Feirme National Talent Competition – this will take place in the Mullingar Arts Centre on Sunday evening after the tractor run.