On Bank Holiday Monday, May 5th, Lifford Athletic Club will officially open the long awaited Mondo track!

Mondo’s international standard surface is designed for superior athletic performance. This new development is the result of a ten year long project, which has seen over €1 Million spent on the club’s infrastructure.

Lifford AC will be holding a week long Festival of Athletics, starting on May 5th with the opening of the Ben O’Donnell Athletics Stadium and ending on May 11th, in celebration of the new track.

During the week, the club will also host an evening of Graded Miles for Seniors and Masters, as well as hosting Donegal Juvenile Track and Field Events, and a cross border Primary Schools competition.

Entries are now being invited for the Senior/Masters programme by emailing [email protected] which should include details on recent best performances. Entries close on the 25th April. To celebrate our Opening, there is no entry fee either for athletes or spectators. Further details, please contact Brendan O’Donnell on +353 86 6007847.

A juvenile programme from Under 13 to Under 17 will take place earlier in the day. Entries for the juvenile programme (limited to 2 track and 1 field or 2 field and 1 track event) are also invited, with entries closing on the 25th April.

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