After a long winter of dark evenings, it's time to look ahead to the upcoming summer season of evening road races. In Cork, the tradition has been that the Ballintotis 4 mile opens the summer season of evening races and the Ballycotton 5 at the end of August brings it to a close.
This year, the Ballintotis 4 mile will be held on Thursday the 20th of April 2017 at 8pm. Last year, they managed to attract just over 1000 runners which is a huge number for an evening road race.
In 2015, they introduced chip timing to cope with the increasing numbers and they will be using it again this year. They will have timing mats at the start and finish line so everyone will get an accurate time.
Preview......You can see a preview of the course HERE
Online Entry...You can pre-enter the race here... http://www.ballintotis.com/
You can also enter on the evening of the race.
Please note there is no online entry for walkers, who register on the evening of the race in Ballintotis
Here is some info from the organisers...
2017 Ballintotis '4' Mile Road Race
Chip timing at start and finish will again be used for this year's race which takes place on Thursday April 20th. On line entry will be open from Tuesday March 14th until 12 midnight on Monday April 17th. Thereafter there will still be the opportunity to register at Race HQ in Ballintotis Community Centre. Registration will be open there from 5pm to 7pm on the evening prior to the race and again from 1pm onwards on race day Thursday April 20th. Entry fee is 10 euro (plus administration fee if availing of the convenient on line entry).
The race offers great value for money with a very attractive prize structure overall and a full list of category prizes as well as the opportunity to win one of the many spot prizes on offer. Castlemartyr Resort will again sponsor the top prize of a Years Membership of their Leisure Centre for the overall race winner and ladies winner. Trabolgan Holiday Village have again confirmed that they will sponsor a Family Weekend Away for the both the race runner up and ladies runner up.
Further good news emerged when McCarthy & McGrath, Main Street Midleton announced they will again sponsor a souvenir for all who take part on the night. Thanks to this great gesture by Miah and the team, everybody who takes part will now receive a free running buff to commemorate the occasion. The organisers extend a sincere word of gratitude to Miah for again coming on board as sponsor of these very attractive running buffs.
Again there are several more opportunities to come on board as sponsors in various capacities. Please call 086-8778182 if you can help.