Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: Karen Fenton Memorial 5k in Ballinora - Sun 10th Apr 2022

Monday, April 04, 2022

Notice: Karen Fenton Memorial 5k in Ballinora - Sun 10th Apr 2022

The Karen Fenton 5K Memorial Run is scheduled to take place on Sunday 10th April 2022 @12:30pm

The location is for the 5k is in Ballinora which is just to the south of Ballincollig in the western part of Cork City.

Entries...You can enter online HERE

From the organisers.....The annual Karen Fenton Memorial Run will be hosted in Ballinora, Waterfall on April 10th, 2022

This event is a 5km road race, which is being organised and hosted by the Fenton Family, in association with St Finbarr's AC, in memory of Karen Fenton, who passed away from Ovarian Cancer, on the 30th of April 2017, aged 43. 

We are delighted to welcome runners and walkers back to Ballinora for this special community event for all the family!

​We are continuing to raise much needed funds for cancer awareness, research and to support the operation of the cancer machine in CUHC. To date we have raised over €120,000 and our most significant donation to date was for the sum of €80,000 to go towards the purchase of the “Ion Torrent Genexus Integrated Sequener” machine, a new innovative machine that had been unavailable to cancer patients in Cork. 

More info here...

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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