Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: New 5k parkrun in Ballincollig starts Sat 18th June

Friday, June 17, 2016

New 5k parkrun in Ballincollig starts Sat 18th June

The new 5km parkrun starts in the Ballincollig Regional Park on Saturday the 18th of June. With the cancellation of the weekly parkrun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City, this one should prove to be very popular.

When it was first announced, there was some debate about parking and what the route might be? Well, this is it...

As you can see, it's not starting from the West end or the East end of the park but rather in the middle where the allotments are located. The course goes clockwise and consists of two loops.

Parking is available in the Lidl car park as well as in the church.

The course is very flat and level so it should be a fast one!

To register, just go to the parkrun website and print out your unique bar code...
Bring that bar code with you every week and you'll be fine. 

The parkrun starts at 9:30am every Saturday. 

Just remember, this is a weekly event. If too many people turn up for the first one or two then the whole thing will just get congested and it will only lead to problems. If you're in no particular rush, give it a few weeks until the crowds have died down and the whole thing will be less crowded.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ample parking at Lidl for the 279 runners who participated in the first run, not congested :-)