Note the start time....It's 9am, not 11am. Entries open at 7:30am.
Please note that there is a change from previous years in that the Lee Rowing club will not be the race HQ. This year, the Cork Boat Club which is located in Blackrock village will be the race HQ and the course has been changed to account for this. It's still dead flat so it's as fast as ever.
The one issue however is parking. It is very limited near the Cork Boat Club and there is a Sunday market on at the same time.
Here is some information from the organisers..... The Gas Networks Ireland race takes place at a revised Marina 5k route this year. Registration is from 7.30am at Cork Boat Club in Blackrock village with the race starting at 9am up near Lee Rowing Club. Registration will close at 8.45am to allow runners get to the start which is approximately 1 mile from Cork Boat Club.
Parking limitations...There is very limited parking in the area surrounding Cork Boat Club. Additionally, there is a farmers market just outside later as well as construction works in Blackrock village. We are trialing a new route and venue for this race so we ask for co-operation in car-pooling/cycling to the venue where possible. The following areas are where you are likely to find parking but these will fill up early so it would be worth getting to registration as close to 8am as possible.
a) Car parks on far side of Blackrock Castle. These will fill up with early morning walkers if we have a fine morning
b) Parking near Shandon Boat Club where traditionally a lot of people would have parked for Marina 5k races. If you’ve car-pooled, the driver can drop off others who can register for them at Cork Boat Club and meet them at the start.
c) City side of Blackrock church. Meadow Grove Estate which is between Blackrock Village and Skehard Rd.
As always, the entry fee is €5 for registered runners and €10 for non-registered. I suggest you park your car and jog to the race HQ with the exact entry fee. From there, go to the start line.