At long last, the Summer road racing season in Cork kicks off on Thursday the 21st of April with the Ballintotis 4 mile road race in East Cork. This is one of the biggest road races on the calendar as runners are anxious to make the most of the ever lengthening evenings.
Entry Desks...Entry Desks will be open from 5pm to 7pm on this Wednesday evening and from 1pm onwards on Thursday. It is important to note that if you have already entered on line, it is necessary to collect your race number and race buff at either of the aforementioned times. Please make a special effort to collect your number or enter as early as possible.
Car Parks...There are three main Car Parks for runners and walkers.
Car Park A is located on the Main Road at the Ballintotis Junction on the Midleton side of Loughaderra Lake.
Car Park B is located on the side road, just off the N25 on the Castlemartyr side of the Lake.
Car Park C is located adjacent to Ballintotis Castle.
Please follow the advice of the Gardai and Stewards at all times.
Re Car Parks on race route – cars not allowed exit until ALL runners have passed.
Race Entry Desks...Entry Desks are located in Main Hall of Community Centre – Open from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday and from 1pm onwards on Thursday. Entry Fee is 10 euro. Please enter via the side door of the hall.
On Line Entries...Those who have entered on line in advance (over 400 have) must also collect their number in Community Centre at the aforementioned times at SEPERATE designated desks.
Changing Facilities/ Toilets... A Marquee is located on the green adjacent to Church Car Park.
Toilets only are located in the Church Car Park area.
Race Start/Finish... The race begins at 8pm sharp – the Start Line is approx 200 meters from the Church on way to Main Road. The Finish Line is in front of the Church.
ALL RUNNERS ARE ASKED TO BEGIN THE RACE IN THE TIME ZONE, WHICH REFELCTS THEIR EXPECTED FINISHING TIME. The year’s race is chipped timed with timing mats at the start and finish line.
Water/Refreshments... Bottled water will be available immediately after the race.
Refreshments will be served after the race in the Community Centre. Please enter the Community Centre via the SIDE door after the race. – A second marquee has been erected at the front of the Community Centre where runners can mingle after receiving their refreshments.
Prize Giving...Prize giving will take place in the Main Hall after the race at approx 9.20pm.
Runners should check the back of their race number to see if it includes a “spot prize winner’ label. If you are a winner, please collect your prize from the stage area in the hall after the race.
Walk...The walk begins at 6.30pm sharp. Entries will be taken in the Community Centre from 5.30pm onwards. When entering, check the back of your number to see if you win a spot prize – these can be claimed immediately. Refreshments served for all walkers in the Marquee at the front the Community Centre immediately after the conclusion of the Walk.
Traffic Access To Community Centre will be severely restricted from 6pm Contact 086-8778182 for all Enquiries etc.
You can see a preview of the course HERE
The Ballintotis community website is http://www.ballintotis.com/