Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...MMRA Clonakilty Trail Race - Sun 7th Feb 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Notice...MMRA Clonakilty Trail Race - Sun 7th Feb 2016

As well as there being plenty of road races locally, the Munster Mountain Running Association have their own series of trail races on various hills and mountains in the province.

Here is some information from them about their second race of 2016....Race number 2 of 6 in the Munster Sunday League.

From the MMRA....Clonakilty Trail race...The second race in the Munster Mountain Running Calendar will take place on Sunday the 7th February 2016 in Castlefreke at 1pm. The race is 5km long, is suitable for all abilities and is a great introduction to the sport of trail running. You must run with a jacket, no matter what the weather. We have a kiddies (500m) and Junior (1.5km) race at 12.30 before the main race. You have to register annual membership with IMRA on the day (€10) and the race fee is €5. Compliments of Coillte all runners will take home an oak sapling to plant at home. Hope to see you there

Further Details:


Course Description: The race starts at the forest barrier in the car park and follows the forest trail up towards an old ‘Wart Well’. The trail then descends through the woods and follows a route to an old lodge. From here we take the Lake Walk through the woods which brings us to the Sand Dunes and on to beautiful Long Strand. From here runners can choose their own path through a 1km beach run and exit Long Strand and climb up to the High Cross. From here it is a gentle decent to the forest barrier and Finish Line.  The distance is approximately 6km and the grade is relatively easy.

Please be aware that ALL participants MUST purchase IMRA membership for 2016 and cost is €10 per person for the 2016 calendar year. Please note this is a separate one-off yearly payment, in addition to race cost. Please download the membership form, print and bring filled out form to race. You will be then assigned your 2016 IMRA number on the day. This number is to be kept and used in all subsequent 2016 races. Cost of the race is €5. There will be tea and sandwiches at the finish line.

Full directions with maps can be seen HERE

More info about the MMRA events for 2016 HERE

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