Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking ahead to the Cork City Marathon 5k race...Sat 27th Apr 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Looking ahead to the Cork City Marathon 5k race...Sat 27th Apr 2013

This main event coming up in Cork this weekend is the Cork City Marathon 5k race which takes place in the Tramore Valley Park on Saturday at 11am. This is the same route as the Operation Transformation 5k which took place in the park back in February and attracted a huge number of people.
 This race is organised by Cork City Council in conjunction with the Cork BHAA.

Tramore Valley Park is located on the southside of Cork City near the Ring Road
The main access to the park is via the South Link Road. If you are coming south on the link road then you can take a left into the park. Please note that there is no right hand turn into the park from the South Link Road if you are traveling north. You must go via the Kinsale road and pass the entrance to the Black Ash car park.

The will also be pedestrian access via Half Moon Lane from the South Douglas Road if anyone wishes to avail of it.

The entry fee is €10 and you enter on the morning of the race.

Note that this race is open to anyone...from the seasoned runner to say someone who just wants to jog/walk around the course.

Course...The course is basically two laps of a 2.5 km course. There are a few small pulls along the course but nothing serious. Most of the route would be regarded as pretty flat and fast.

On this particular occasion, the race will be run in a clockwise direction. That means the start is slightly downhill...then flat...and a slight hill around the 2 km mark. The course is 2.5 kms in length so you must complete two loops.

After the race, there will be refreshments in a marquee with lots of spot prizes for down the field runners.

This race is aimed at those people who might be putting together relay teams for the Cork City Marathon which is coming up on the 3rd of June. Details about entries to that event can be found at

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