Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...MMRA Curragh Woods 7km Trail Run nr Midleton - Wed 5th July 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Notice...MMRA Curragh Woods 7km Trail Run nr Midleton - Wed 5th July 2017

On Wednesday the 5th of July 2017, there is a 7km trail race in Curragh Woods near Midleton. This is being organised by the MMRA and is suitable for runners of all abilities. There is a juniors race on offer as well as the adults race.  The junior race will kick off at 7:30 pm and the adult race starts at 8:00 pm.

From the organisers...The route uses the network of walking trails that run through the forest, including a scenic riverside section.  The run is approximately 7k in distance and is a good one to try if you have been thinking about giving trail running a go.  The route has a few hills in it (climb of 220m) just to get the heart rate up a bit and there might be a little bit of mud thrown in for good measure also, depending on the weather.  

Curragh Woods is located just 4km north of Midleton on the R626 to Lisgoold. The race start and registration location is at the forest entrance (google maps link) and registration is open from 6:45pm-7:45pm.

***Carpooling to the race start from the Water Rock Gold Course (google maps link) is strongly advised as there is limited parking at the race start.***

The race entry fee is €5 (plus a €10 annual registration fee if it’s your first race of 2017). Note that it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race.

For more information about the route and registration details, go to


Anonymous said...

Apologies if this is a silly question but I have never done a trail race before, do you need spikes for this?

John Desmond said...

You should be fine wearing an older pair of runners. The race is usually on trails which are mostly dry at this time of year. Think compact earth / gravel type of surface. It makes a nice change from running on the roads.