Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Ballycotton 5 mile road race - Thurs 22nd Aug 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Race notice...Ballycotton 5 mile road race - Thurs 22nd Aug 2013

The Ballycotton 5 mile road race is the last race of four in the Ballycotton Summer Series and it's coming up this evening Thursday, the 22nd of August. One thing to note here and it catches people every year........the race starts at 7:30pm

Registration is at the local national school. The distance from the main parking area to the registration is about 800 metres (10 min walk). From the registration area to the start line is about 200 metres. So if you consider parking.....walking to the registration.....the queue to enter.....walk back to the car......walk back to the start........and the 7:30pm start, you can see how people get caught out.
Entries.......If you are under any pressure for time, then get changed first.....carry the entry fee of €6 in your hand.....and go straight to the start line after you register. Please note that it speeds things up a lot if you have the exact entry fee ready. €1 of each entry fee is going to a designated charity.

If you have taken part in the first 3 races then you can find your race number HERE

The overall positions with times after 3 races can be seen HERE

Post Race...If you have completed all 4 of the summer series......Ballyandreen, Shanagarry, Churchtown South and Ballycotton.......then you can collect a souvenier plaque near the finish line. Back at the school, there will be tea and biscuits as well as the prizegiving. The special series t-shirts for the top 50 men and top 20 women in the overall series will be handed out there.

Preview....More details on the course with maps and photos can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

This is the preview for the 10 mile race

John Desmond said...


Anonymous said...

has the entry fee increased by €1?

John Desmond said...

The entry for the last race is always an extra €1

Anonymous said...

can you enter even if you have,nt run the previous three races?

John Quigley said...

The extra €1 for the last race is an annual feature. It goes entirely to charity.

I don't know what this year's selected charity is...The cheque will be presented to representative from the charity, at the presentation of prizes ceremony tonight.

John Desmond said...

Most of the people running tonight will not have done the first 3 races.

Just turn up and enter the same as any other race.