Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: World Mini Games Mardyke 5k race...Sat 24th Aug 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

World Mini Games Mardyke 5k race...Sat 24th Aug 2013

The inaugural World Mini Games (WMG) take place in Cork between Thursday the 22nd and Saturday the 24th of August. Featuring over two dozen adult sports at many different grades, the Games are open to any individual or team of any level.

As part of the Games, there will be a 5 km race on the Mardkye Walk / Western Road circuit. This route was actually used for a 5k race a good few years back and it's as flat as they come.

More details including the race flyer in this earlier post.

For more information on the World mini-games and the race, go to

The map below shows the outline of the course. The race starts in the Mardyke Walk and completes two full laps before going on to finish at the track at the Mardyke...

Details from the organisers.......The race will be chip timed and it is open to all levels. Those that register online and post their previous PB, if that PB is broken on the morning they will be sent a t-shirt acknowledging that 'I Beat my PB at the WMG'. There will be full use of the changing rooms in the Clubhouse in UCC.  Registration will be at the Dalys Bridge entrance, and a bag drop will also be in place.  Refreshments will be provided for racers and runners  Prizes for all categories, Men and Womens. We also welcome runners to register for the World Record Attempt for Largest Barefoot Race over 100 metres, which will take place after the 5k, and is being organised to support the Irish Heart Foundation.

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