Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Wed 16th Apr 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Race notice...Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Wed 16th Apr 2014

After a long dark winter, the summer evening road racing season* kicks off on the 16th 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 2013, they got over 800 runners and I'm sure that the organisers will be hoping for another bumper crowd this year again.

Ballintotis is located just west of the town of Castlemartyr is is only about 17 minutes from the Jack Lynch Tunnel.

A preview of the course can be seen HERE

From the organisers...As in previous years the event will be held in conjunction of East Cork A.C and with the help of Ballycotton Running Promotions. Last year over 800 runners including the great Sonia O'Sullivan went to the start line. 

Entry fee for the race is 10 euro which includes a free t shirt to all finishers. Please note there will be no online entry for the race. Entries will be taken on the previous evening Tuesday 15th April at Ballintotis Community Centre from 5pm to 7pm and and again at the same venue on race day from 1pm onwards.  

This year the first man and the first lady across the line will receive a year's free membership of the magnificent Castlemarty Resort Leisure Centre.  The second prizes will be weekend accommodation at the superb family friendly Trabolgan Holiday Centre.

Overall there will be prizes for the top 6 men and top 6 ladies with an extensive category prize list.
Please note proceeds from the race will go towards the continued development of Ballintotis Community Centre, which has recently been built.

-For more information on the big race please call 086-8778182.

* The traditional summer season in Cork usually starts with the Balintotis 4 mile in mid April and ends with the Ballycotton 5 mile race in late August. 


Anonymous said...

An 8pm start is too late for a mid April race.It was very dark at finish last year.

John Desmond said...

Sunset is around 8:35pm so as long as it starts on time then it shouldn't be an issue.

Gerard said...

Interesting situation ! There will no doubt be some 9 to 10 minute mile runners so if it is a cloudy wet night they better bring along hihgh viz vests !
Maybe 7,30 start would be more prudent !

Mike said...

8pm is just right, thank you very much :-)

Anonymous said...

I havn't run this race before and am wondering about car parking?

John Desmond said...

As soon as you get close to Ballintotis, they will have race stewards on the road directing traffic to the various car parks.

Anonymous said...

8pm start. Crazy. It means over 800 people trying to get home/ leave the finishing area in the dusk/dark.
Simples to bring it forward by an hour and upset no-one.