Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Karen Fenton Memorial 5k in Ballinora - Sun 14th Apr 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Notice...Karen Fenton Memorial 5k in Ballinora - Sun 14th Apr 2019

Following a very successful inaugural event last year which attracted over 700 participants, the Karen Fenton Memorial Run is scheduled for Sunday 14th April 2019.

The location is unchanged, just to the south of Ballincollig.

From the organisers.....The second annual Karen Fenton Memorial Run will be hosted in Ballinora, Waterfall on April 14th, 2019, just two weeks short of Karen’s second anniversary.

A scenic country run just a stones throw from Cork City – a perfect warm up for all the summer runs this year – suitable for all runners and walkers – competitive or just for fun – it’s your choice!

This road race is being held in memory of Karen Fenton, who passed away from Ovarian Cancer, on the 30th of April 2017, aged 43. Karen was one of Ballinora's own and enjoyed participating in many athletic events.

The Karen Fenton Memorial Cup and the Máire Comerford Memorial Cup will be presented to the first male and female winners. Máire was another Ballinora native, who sadly passed away, aged 39, 8 months after Karen, also from Ovarian Cancer.

Entry        Adults - €12    Kids (U16) Timed €6    Kids (U16) Untimed - Free

Entries...You can enter online HERE or on the day of the race.

Proceeds will go towards Ovarian Cancer support and research.

All those who pre-enter will be put in a draw for 2 nights B&B for 2 people in the lovely Celtic Ross Hotel in West Cork.

This race will be chip timed but all are welcome to take part, walk, jog or run, in this community event.

Race Enquiries:    info AT karenfenton DOT ie

Post-Race Refreshments at Ballinora GAA Hall

First 5 Men & Women Home – Cash Prize
Category Prizes for Top 3 Men & Women (Outside the top 5)

All participants will receive a Karen Fenton Memorial Run 2019 souvenir bracelet in support of Ovarian Cancer

Location...Ballinora is located just south-west of Cork City and to the south of Ballincollig.

It can be accessed by taking Exit 1 on the Ballincollig bypass or going via Waterfall. See the course map below.

Course.....See below...

The 5k starts just to the north of Ballinora on a quiet country road.

The course is pretty reasonable with a gentle climb although it does have a bit of a see-saw finish...

There are two small hills at the end which while a bit testing are also quite short. An action packed last km! :o)

Considering its location so close to Cork City, its for a good cause and the fact that it's a new race, it should get a lot of interest.

This is a video of the course from 2018

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