Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Latest info for the Great Island 10 mile road race on Sunday, 21st of Apr 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Latest info for the Great Island 10 mile road race on Sunday, 21st of Apr 2013

The next big race close to Cork City next weekend is of course the Great Island 10 mile road race next Sunday.

Where to go?.......The race HQ is the Great Island Community Centre is normally located up high in the town of Cobh. They will have areas for car parking in this general area so follow the stewards instructions on the day and they will direct you to the closest car park.

The easiest way to describe where the Community Centre is to follow the road straight up from the St.Coleman's Catheral. As you can see from the photo below, it's a large building and easy to find.

Here is the latest info from the organisers of the Great Island 10 mile road race next Sunday.......

1) Online entry is staying open until Friday at 8.30 (€18) and entry on Sunday morning (€20) is from 8am to 10am

2) Coral Leisure Centre Cobh have kindly offered their Leisure Centre to anyone wishing to avail of a Shower, Swim and Steam after the event for €2. All money raised or donated by competitors in the Leisure Centre on the day will be donated back to the Charity. So make sure and pack your swim gear what could be more enjoyable after a run.

3) After crossing the finish line please take heed of the official’s instructions at the end of the funnel. There will be water and snack bars available for all competitors, and if you finish in the top 100 you will receive a T-shirt, kindly sponsored by Eamonn Crotty of Acorn Life. A Shuttle Bus will be available if required to bring runners back to Head Quarters after the run. Refreshments will be served followed by the presentation of prizes at 12.30 pm.

4) Unless you are running under 55mins you should not be in the front at the start line. Time zones will be displayed so please go to your appropriate zone. Anyone intending on walking please take your position at the rear of the field. There will be water stations at 3.5m, 6m, 7m and 8miles plus a few friendly residents set up there own along the route which a big thanks must go out to. Each mile will be marked with a mileage marker.

5) The Community Centre can be used as changing facilities and gear bags can be left here during the race. Toilet facilities will be available at head quarters and also at the finish line. All competitors should be at the start line no later then 10.10am as the race will start at 10.30am on time. Anyone registering on the day would need to come to HQ early. Registration desks will be open from 8.00am

6) It's official the one and only Sonia O' Sullivan is running in The Great Island 10 Mile Road Race on Sunday, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. What an honour and privilege it is to have one of Irelands greatest athletes with us on the day. Thank you so much. 

More details about the race can be found in the race notice HERE

A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

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