Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Cork BHAA LeisureWorld 5 mile road race, Ballincollig - Wed 20th Aug 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Notice...Cork BHAA LeisureWorld 5 mile road race, Ballincollig - Wed 20th Aug 2014

LeisureWorld are one of the main fitness centres in Cork City with facilities in Churchfield on the north side of the city and in Bishopstown next to the CIT campus. In conjunction with the Cork BHAA, they will be holding a 5 mile road race in Ballincollig on Wednesday, the 20th of August 2014.

As with all Cork BHAA races, the entry fee for registered runner is just €5 with €8 for non-reg runners.

From the organisers : The LeisureWorld BHAA 5mile Road Race, held in Ballincollig is taking place on Wednesday 20th August 2014. The start time of 7.30pm is strict, so arriving well in advance at 6.30pm is advised to allow parking & allocation of numbers. Chip timing will be used with a gantry at the start & finish, ensuring all runners get an accurate race time.
Usual BHAA entry fees apply €5 registered/€8 non-registered.
Registration is in Supernova, where changing rooms & shower facilities are available... Location

Refreshments will be available to all runners after.

Special deal for parents looking to run : Supernova are also extending their open hours to provide a ‘Drop & Run’ service for parents of children aged 4yrs-12yrs. For €5 you can drop a child into supernova where they will take part in supervised play, available from 6.00pm-9.00pm. All enquiries should be directed to Supernova 021 4826905.

Volunteers Wanted : As with all races, the event runs smoothly & safely thanks to all the volunteers. A 5mile route requires additional volunteers, so we would welcome any runners not running that night, or friends & family to assist if possible. Even spectators can still enjoy the event but help out.
As an extra incentive, anyone who can commit to helping from 6.30pm-8.30pm, we will give you complimentary entry to the Rebel Run 10km Road race on 19th October. (
Anyone wishing to volunteer and avail of this must contact in advance: shane AT leisureworldcork DOT com
We will welcome volunteers on the night but please let us know in advance where possible.

NO HEADPHONES : As with all road races where roads are still open to traffic, the use of headphones is both a danger to the individuals, but also other runners & marshals.
Whilst we appreciate some people enjoy the motivation from music, for safety we will be enforcing a strict no headphone policy. There will be spotters on the course and anyone seen wearing headphones, numbers will be recorded and results withheld, with the reason for this listed next to runners names.

About LeisureWorld : LeisureWorld operates leisure facilities on behalf of Cork City Council.
On the southside, LeisureWorld Bishopstown has a wide range of facilities that are all available ‘Pay as you go’. Facilities include 2 gym areas, 3 pool areas, sauna & steam, 4 astroturf pitches & 3 studios offering a wide variety of classes.
On the northside, Churchfield Pool & Gym is a family orientated pool, with a great kids flume, and toddler pool with play structure. A recently upgraded gym and free weights area, and Astroturf pitches offers something for everyone.
LeisureWorld has developed a very successful swimming program for both children & adults, with group and one to one lessons available. Both facilities offer birthday party’s & camps during holidays.

LeisureWorld is committed to provided access & opportunity for the community to be more active, improve health & fitness, and by organizing events such as the BHAA 5 mile Road race, it allows us to get out into the community.

We hope everyone enjoys the race, improves their times and keep working towards their goals.
For more information on LeisureWorld, visit or follow us on Facebook & Twitter.
All enquiries please email: shane AT leisureworldcork DOT com

Preview......A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos, description, etc can be seen HERE

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