Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Thurs 16th Apr 2020

Monday, March 09, 2020

Notice: Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Thurs 16th Apr 2020

You know Summer is on the way when we start talking about evening races! The first 4-mile evening race of 2020 in Cork is coming up on  Thursday the 16th of April at 8pm.

Update: Mon 9th March - Online entries are now open...

Info from the organisers... This year's Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race will take place on Thursday April 16th with an 8pm start. After last year's record entry of 1,240 for the 10th Anniversary Race, another very large crowd is expected for this year's event. Online entry opens on Monday March 9th and all those who avail of this option will automatically be entered into a draw for an overnight stay for two people at the splendid Garryvoe Hotel.
So save the date in the running diary and enjoy another great sporting and social occasion in Ballintotis.  Again this year there will be  a free running buff for all finishers and a comprehensive overall and category prize list.  This year there is a minimum age limit of 16 years on the race.

Race enquiries to 086-8778182

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Location... Ballintotis is located just west of Castlemartyr in East Cork.

You can also enter on the evening of the race. Please note there is no online entry for walkers, who register on the evening of the race in Ballintotis

Preview......You can see a preview of the course HERE

Latest Info from the organisers below...

Please arrive early and Car Pool as very large entry expected.

Where it all began - the start of the very first Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race in 2010.

The success of the Ballintotis event which was brought to the picturesque venue by East Cork A.C in 2010, is due to a number of factors. It's fair to say that the generous sponsorship and backing from the local business community has been a key component in it's rise and with this in mind, the local Ballintotis Race Committee wish to acknowledge again the wonderful backing of the their sponsors.

Here are some updates and advice for those taking part  this year in the race or walk or indeed coming to watch the action.

Car Parks
There will be a number of  main Car Parks for runners and walkers and these will be located in close proximity to the Race HQ at Ballintotis Community Centre. At various times, different Car Parks may be prioritised to cater for traffic flow - so the advise is to please follow the instructions of gardai and stewards who will be on duty. In relation to the Car Parks on race route – cars  will not be allowed exit until all runners have passed.

Race Entry Desks
Entry Desks are located in Main Hall of Community Centre – Open from 1pm onwards on Thursday. Entry Fee is 10 euro.  Please enter via the side door of the hall.

On Line Entries
Those who have entered on line in advance must also collect their number in Community Centre at the aforementioned time at SEPARATE designated desks.

Changing Facilities/ Toilets
A Marquee is located on the green adjacent to Church Car Park.  Toilets only are located in the Church Car Park area.

Race Start/Finish
The race begins at 8pm sharp – the Start Line is approx 200 meters from the Church on way to Main Road. The Finish Line is in front of the Church. ALL RUNNERS ARE ASKED TO BEGIN THE RACE IN THE TIME ZONE, WHICH REFLECTS THEIR EXPECTED FINISHING TIME. The year’s race is again chipped timed by Ronan Wogan and the team at myrunresults and as always there will be with timing mats at the start and finish line.

Bottled water and running buff will be distributed immediately after the race. Please keep moving through funnel area once you have come through the Finish Line.

Refreshments will be served after the race in the Community Centre. Please enter the Community Centre via the SIDE door after the race. – A second marquee has been erected at the front of the Community Centre where runners can mingle after receiving their refreshments.

Prize Giving
Prize giving will take place in the Main Hall after the race at approx 9.20pm.  Prizes will be awarded to the first 6 mens and 6 ladies across the line whilst there will be first, second and third prizes in al the age categories, beginning with F35 and M40.

Spot Prizes
Runners should check the front of their race number to see if it includes a “spot prize winner’ label. If you are a winner, please collect your prize before the race.

This year the Walk begins at the earlier time 6.00pm sharp. Entries will be taken in the Community Centre from 5.00pm onwards. When entering, check the front of your number to see if you win a spot prize – these can be claimed immediately. Refreshments served for all walkers in the Marquee at the front the Community Centre immediately after the conclusion of the Walk.

Best of Luck
Finally, in conclusion we extend the very best of luck to all taking part in the race.  Enjoy the occasion and the pre race and post race atmosphere.


BALLINTOTIS 4 MILE ROAD RACE - Thursday  April 16th  2020

The Ballintotis 4 mile road race, hosted by Ballintotis Area Community Council and held in association with East Cork AC, will be held on Thursday April 16th 2020 (starting time 8pm.)

In 2010, the first staging of the race took place attracted 425 runners, a figure which at the that time exceeded the organisers' expectations.  That initial event got fund raising underway for the Ballintotis Community Centre which has since been built and is now the hub of the race.. The event formerly took place in Castlemartyr, but East Cork AC moved the race to Ballintotis, which has proved a hugely popular location, with the venue boasting in excess of 1,000 participants on a number of occasions. The scenic 4 mile loop includes a lap of road bordering Loughaderra Lake in the closing stages.

Great Prize List
Again this year's race offers great value for money with a very attractive prize structure overall and a full list of category prizes in all age groups (1st 2nd and 3rd) as well as the opportunity to win one of the many spot prizes on offer. Castlemartyr Resort will again sponsor the top prize which this year is a 12 months free membership of their Leisure Centre for both the male and female winners.
Trabolgan Holiday Village have again confirmed that they will sponsor a  Family Weekend Away or Mid Week stay for the both the race runner up and ladies runner up.   Once more Garryvoe Hotel Leisure Centre have come on board with a magnificent prize for the third runners home, in the shape of six months membership to their superb facility.  Market Green Shopping Centre  have also been confirmed among the other main race sponsors.

On Line Registration
For those who wish to enter on line, registration opens at on Monday March 9th. All those who enter on line will automatically

All Race Enquiries to 086-8778182

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