Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Dan Byrne Memorial 5k trail race, Doneraile - Fri 2nd June 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Notice...Dan Byrne Memorial 5k trail race, Doneraile - Fri 2nd June 2017

This 5k race in Doneraile Park in North Cork is always a popular one with runners. Organised by Mallow AC, it is a lovely setting for a race. While it's described as a trail race, it is in reality mostly on narrow roads and paths within Doneraile Park. It would be wrong to think that it's some sort of cross country race or that you need to run through mud or long grass.

Doneraile is located just to the north-east of Mallow so access is very easy from the N20 Cork to Limerick road. If you are coming from say South Tipperary, then it's just off the N73 Mitchelstown to Mallow road.

As for Doneraile Park itself, it really is a lovely spot. It's basically an old country estate and is now a grassland park with some small forested areas. On a sunny evening, it's a superb spot for a race.

This year, the start time has being moved forward to 7pm and registration starts in Nagle Rice school from 5.30pm.  It has an AAI permit and it’s €10 to enter with a family offer of 2 adults and 2 kids for €20

Prizes... 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female overall at €60, €50, €40. 1st prize only in the categories at €25 each.

It is chip timed and is sponsored by Fitness Solutions Mallow.

A course preview is shown below.

Preview.....Directions, photos and a preview  HERE.

Start of the 2014 race...

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