Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Thurs 19th Apr 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Race notice...Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Thurs 19th Apr 2012

The first evening race of the season starts in Ballintotis near Castlemartyr in East Cork on Thursday, the 19th of April at 8pm. This race has grown in popularity and is considered by many to be the first race of the 'summer'.
Donal O'Sullivan, General Manager of Trabolgan Holiday Village, presenting Donal Kelleher, Chairman of Ballintotis Community Council, with the main prize vouchers for the forthcoming road race. Also pictured are Seam Murphy and John Cashman, race committee, and Melanie Colwell, Olivia Harrington and Fireman Sam from Trabolgan. Picture: John Walshe

Info from the organisers....
It’s all systems go for the opening evening road fixture in Cork -  the Ballintotis ‘4’ Mile Road Race which takes place on Thursday evening April 19th – 8pm. This will be  the third year of the race at this venue and once more Trabolgan Holiday Village have given the event a major boost by sponsoring the top prizes.

This year the race winner and the first lady home will both receive a 3 night weekend break at the famous East Cork holiday venue.  Furthermore there is an attractive runners up prize of a family day package pass to the venue.  The Ballintotis committee will offer a full range of prizes in all age categories together with a free t shirt to all participants.  The race is being held in conjunction with East Cork AC and with the help of Ballycotton Running Promotions.

Donal O’Sullivan, General Manager of Trabolgan Holiday Centre was in Ballintotis recently to confirm his company’s involvement in a race that last year attracted over 550 participants to the picturesque East Cork venue.  Expectation is that another very large gathering will be present this year to run on what is a fast course over country roads.

Race HQ this time around will be the newly built Ballintotis Community Centre.  Thanks to the injection of funds following last year’s race and several other fund raising activities, construction work began last summer and as planned the doors were opened before Christmas.  Now it’s a case of maintaining the cash flow to help finance the work completed and weekly running costs of the new centre and with this in mind the race continues to be a major contributory factor.

Entries will be taken at the new venue but weather permitting the intention is to again to serve refreshments in the open air adjacent to Loughaderra Lake.

Please note last entries will be taken at 7.45pm, whilst a non competitive walk will begin at 6.30pm over the route of the race.  For further information please contact race directors, Seanie Murphy or John Cashman on the special race line number 086-8778182 or

Race Flyer.....


Finbar Kingston said...

Really looking forward to this race,lovely course,very well organised,bring on the summer evenings!

Anonymous said...

I did this race the year before last - huge crowd, a guy with a keyboard/sound system playing a bit of music at the church (like a scene from Fr. Ted or Killnaskully). I really enjoyed the night - the start was a bit crazy alright as it's on a tiny road. This may have changed now. Worth a visit

Anonymous said...

sounds very busy-surely this would be a problem in terms of getting a good time and a correct timing. belgooly 4 on the 26th dec was a nightmare in this regard