Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Update on the Great Railway Run...Sun 17th Apr 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Update on the Great Railway Run...Sun 17th Apr 2016

The big race in Cork next weekend is of course the Great Railway Run with a choice of 25km, 10km and 5km routes.

Update from the organisers....The Great Railway Run 2016

Welcome to the fifth Great Railway Run which set to be our biggest yet and thank you for your entry.  This is entirely a charitable event and the main beneficiary of this run has been the Carrigaline Youth centre which was opened during the year.

Notices  to runners:
Route Changes: The finish area has been changed from last year to the youth centre to eliminate some of the issues that were identified from last years survey of runners. As a result the start lines and routes have been changed since last year. The 25K start is now further along Centre Park Rd near the marina and the 10K start is also closer to Carrigaline. The 10K holding area remains the same (the car park opposite the Bosun) to avoid obstructing the 25K runners. Runners will be requested to remain in this area until about 5-10 minutes before the start. A warm-up jog of 900m  to the start and then off. At the grotto in Shanbally instead of turning right the route for the 10K and 25K  will take you down Barnahely hill behind Novartis and then right on main Ringaskiddy to Carrigaline Road. At this junction you will merge with 5K runners who will start in Ringaskiddy rather than Shanbally again to minimise disruption to other runners. The routes will be well signposted so don’t worry if you are not familiar with the area.

Course Previews......See previews with maps HERE

Registration: If you wish to avoid the queues and hassle on the morning of the race and give yourself an opportunity to arrive later we will be giving a pre-registration option from  6pm until 8 p.m. on the evening of Saturday 18th April at Phelans midnight pharmacy at the Kinsale Road Roundabout. We would encourage you to do this if convenient as it makes it easier for us all and ensures we can start on time as we have done every year.

Buses : Although we intent running an efficient bus service we encourage runners  to organise their own transport where possible. If travelling with others consider leaving one car in Carrigaline and then bringing one to the start.  Times and location of buses to the start are published on the website . Please read FAQs.

T-Shirts : If you bought a T-Shirt this will be supplied at registration. If you do not want it until later simply send it down with in baggage van to the finish. A small number of T-Shirts will be available for sale at pre-registration on the Saturday.

Water stations:
 The water stations will be located at 7km,11km,14km, 18km and 22km. Isotonic drinks will be available at the 14km station also.

Note that entries are ahead of last year and the organisers have extended their normal registration until Thursday at midnight. A late registration fee applies after that.

The entry fees are as follows...

          Normal Price      Late registration

You can find details of the 2016 route HERE

More details on the event website.

You can enter online HERE

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