Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice : GR8KM race in Mitchelstown, NE Cork - Fri 9th Aug 2019

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Notice : GR8KM race in Mitchelstown, NE Cork - Fri 9th Aug 2019

The GR8KM organised by Galtee Runners AC coming up on Friday, the 9th of August 2019. As the name suggests, it is an 8 km road race on the roads around Mitchelstown and considering its proximity to the several major roads, it is likely to attract runners from North Cork, Limerick and Tipperary.

With the M8 motorway, Mitchelstown is only 50 kms or a 35-40 minute drive from Cork City so it's an option for city based runners as well.

They have the same 8km course this year with €200 on offer to anyone breaking the 8km course record (male & female). The race is sponsored by Kerrygold Park. ..

From Galtee Runners AC...  Galtee Runners with Kerrygold Park are proud to present our 10th Annual GR8 8km road run. As it's our 10th year, we will be giving out a special Beanie hat to every runner!

Our new route introduced in 2017 is ideal for getting some PB's and it is also without some of those dreaded hills!

Our HQ for this year's GR8 will once again be the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre and registration will begin here at 5:30pm on Friday 9th August.  

Entry for the run is just €10 with all category prizes on offer and all entrants will be chip timed. The race itself will begin at 7:30pm SHARP

All levels of ability are welcome and we hope to see as many numbers out as possible. What better way to run off those cobwebs from the Bank Holiday Weekend!!

**Course Record** :: We are delighted to announce that this year's course record prize has been kept at €200!! Last year 2018 winners were Clonmel AC's Kevin Maunsell and St Finbarrs AC's Martina Kiely and they set new course records with 23:57 & 29:18 respectively... Can these be beaten this year? 


The race will start and finish at the the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre which is just behind the Tesco shopping centre.

Preview... A preview of the 2019 course with maps, photos and directions can be seen HERE...

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