Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Donoughmore 7 mile road race - Fri 22nd July 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Notice...Donoughmore 7 mile road race - Fri 22nd July 2016

The annual Donoughmore 7 mile road race is coming up on Friday, the 22nd of July 2016.

As road races go, this one is really unique as it's the only 7 mile road race on the calendar. At first, it might seem like a bit of an odd distance but don''t let that put you off. It's really is a well organised race on country roads to the north-west of Cork City....even if it is a little bit hilly ;o)

Directions...Donoughmore is located about 15 miles north-west of Cork City. If you are coming out the Ballincollig bypass or the Carrigrohane straight, look for directions for the R579 road to Nad / Banteer / Kanturk. Stay on this road for about 10 miles and keep a lookout for the turn off right to Donoughmore. Then follow the signs for Stuake. The village is about 2 miles off the R579 road. See map above.

Entries......Entries are taken at the local community hall in the village and it costs €10 which includes a Donoughmore 7 dry-fit top.

Course Preview....A full preview of the course with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The race is organised by Donoughmore Athletic Club. Their website is


Anonymous said...

Great race, did it last year.Don,t know of any other 7 mile race around. Anyone any idea how long this race has been going on for, previous winners etc?

Anonymous said...

This race has been on the Cork running calendar since 1983, so this year is the 34th staging. We hope you can join us again this year.

Anonymous said...

Peter Riley, Martin Mccarthy , Mark Hanrahan previous winners all under 35minutes

Anonymous said...

A younger Mark Bickerdike won this race 5 times i think