an earlier post, I covered the development of the Kinsale Road landfill site into a new grassland park for Cork City and how it might be used for running or races in the future.
While the new park is not supposed to be open to the public until 2012 at the earliest, it looks as if runners will be able to get a sneak preview at the end of November.
The name of the new park will be the Tramore Valley Park based on the fact that the local river/stream is the Tramore river which begins in the hills south of Togher and passes the new park before joining the harbour in Douglas.
The race will be 5 kms in lenght and it is basically 2 laps around the perimeter of the park. All proceeds from the race will be going to Marymount Hopsice.
Once this park is open next year, it should be a great place to go for a short run without having to worry about traffic and the like. It may also become a regular venue for 5k races in the heart of Cork City and maybe even the development of Park Races as covered in an earlier post in August.
So the date for your diaries is Saturday the 26th of November at 11am.
More details closer to the event...