Directions...If you are not sure of where to go, then just follow the signs for the car ferry from Cork city. As you enter Ringaskiddy, take the first right and go up the hill. The Novartis plant is about 1 km up this road on the right.
Registration....There will be 2 entry desks as normal.......one for registered runners (€5) and one for non-registered (€8). As always, it will help to get there as early as possible as there should be a big turnout.
Course details...This is a hilly 5 km race yet it seems to produce some fast times. The start and finish are more or less in the same spot just outside the Novartis plant. The first mile is probably the fastest with an overall fall of ground to the 1 mile mark. The 2nd mile is a long drag all the ways up that hill by Pfizers and Shanbally. The 3rd mile has a bit of everything......it starts with a pull up out of Shanbally, then a downhill section and then finishes halfway up a steep hill. Beyond the 3 mile mark, the final 150 metres or so is a tough pull and the finish line is just beyond the end of the climb.
For a closer look at the course, check out this link...http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/ireland/cork/623386149