Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Ballinascarthy 10k charity road race - Fri 4th July 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Notice...Ballinascarthy 10k charity road race - Fri 4th July 2014

This 10 km road race in West Cork is coming up on Friday, the 4th of July at 8pm and all proceeds go towards charity.

Located on the main road between Bandon and Clonakilty, the village of Ballinascarthy is a 45 minute drive from Cork City and should be of interest to most runners in West Cork.

The race has an Athletics Ireland licence and has been accurately measured by Jones Counter.

It costs €15 to enter the race and all proceeds go towards the COPE Foundation.

As you enter the village from Bandon, the community hall is on the right hand side.

The one thing thats hard to miss in the village is of course the full size silver coloured model of a car. A certain William Ford emigrated from this area in the mid 19th century to Detroit, Michigan in the USA. His son Henry Ford went on to create the Ford Motor Company and manufactured the famous Model T Ford which revolutionised motoring and transport in the early part of the 20th century.

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


Mike said...

15e is a bit steep for a country race

Anonymous said...

Nearly died going up that hill last year but it was 12 noon and about 25 degrees so hopefully it'll be alot cooler as ISBN evening race this year. Also 15 Euro is an excellent price as it's for a great cause.

Anonymous said...

Dear all,

A big thank you to all who turned up on Friday night and hope that you enjoyed the event. The men’s race was won by Tim Twomey in a time of 33.27 and the women’s race was won by Carmel Crowley in a time of 39.24. In total €1,800 was presented to COPE foundation last evening at the closing ceremony of our festival. Look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Bal 10k Organising Committee