Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Thurs 18th Apr 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Race notice...Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Thurs 18th Apr 2013

After a long dark winter, the summer road racing season kicks off on the 18th of April with the Ballintotis 4 mile road race in East Cork. Located just to the west of Castlemartyr, it always attracts a huge crowd. In 2012, they got over 700 runners and I'm sure that the organisers will be hoping for another bumper crowd this year again.

Statement from the race organisers.....

With just 5 weeks to go preparations are continuing at pace in Ballintotis as the local community looks forward to welcoming the running fraternity to their 4 Mile Race on Thursday April 18th

There should be a great buzz of activity in the area as the local Community Council Race Committee have again joined forces with East Cork AC and Ballycotton Running Promotions to host what promises to be a memorable sporting and social occasion.

In the heart of this vibrant community there are now 3 major focal points - St Colman’s Church, the local National School and of course the new Community Centre. Regular visitors to Ballintotis over the past few years have seen the development of the new Centre.  All monies raised from the race have initially gone towards it’s construction and from now on will go towards enhancing it’s facilities and offsetting running costs.

The race setting is surely one of the most charming on the busy Cork circuit. It’s start and finish line border scenic Loughaderra Lake with the final mile of the course skirting this well known beauty spot. Participants should note that again this year early entries will be taken from 1pm on race day inside the Community Centre and this area will also be the venue for post race refreshments and prize giving.  Top prize on the night for both the first man and first lady across the line is a three night extended weekend break at Trabolgan Holiday Centre, whilst there are also some excellent runners up, placed and category prizes to be won.

Entry fee for the race is 10 euro and all taking part will receive a souvenir t shirt to mark their visit to Ballintotis.  There will also be plenty of spot prizes to be won on the night.

Incidentally, a new Fit4Life Club has also recently sprung up in the Ballintotis area with the moving of the race from nearby Castlemartyr in 2010 generating a huge interest in running amongst the locals. The new club members will officially launch this year’s race on Wednesday evening March 20th.

So, there is still time to get into training for the big race, get on those running shoes and enjoy the 2013 Ballintotis ‘4’ Miler on Thursday April 18th. Incidentally last year’s entry of almost 750 created a new high for a mid week ‘4’ mile road race in Cork.  “Be part of this year’s event” - More information from 086-8778182 or on 

A preview of the course can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

Last year the start was made on the narrow road. ppl could hardly pass each other for the first mile. Probably make more sense to start the race on the main road and then the runners will be stretched when hit the narrow road

Anonymous said...

its the nicest race over quiet country roads surrounded by loughederra lake and country fields I LOVED IT TO BE HONEST
a great family night

Paudie said...

My favorite 4 mile race in Cork.