Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: Tracton 4-mile road race - Fri 15th July 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Notice: Tracton 4-mile road race - Fri 15th July 2022


A new race! Tracton AC are holding their inaugural Tracton 4-mile road race on Friday the 21st of July 2022 at 8pm.

You can pre-enter online HERE

Info from Tracton AC... "We are delighted to announce the staging of the first 4-mile road race by Tracton AC in beautiful Minane Bridge (near Carrigaline, and 20km south of Cork city). Join us on Friday 15 July at 8pm for a mid-summer’s evening race, along scenic country roads and skirting the stunning south Cork coastline. Delicious refreshments and prize giving will follow at Tracton Art and Community Centre. For those seeking further activity, the option of a post-race dip is only a stone’s throw away at Robert’s Cove or Rocky Bay.

Enter now at: https://www.myrunresults.com/events/tracton_ac_4_mile/4469/details

Entry fee is €15 online, or €20 on the evening of the race. All race entries before 1 July will also be entered into a prize draw. 

The race is a chip timed, professionally measured course, with permit from Athletics Ireland (licence no: 22/114). All age 16+ are eligible to run, and there will be cash prizes for all main categories, very kindly sponsored by Pet Essentials in Carrigaline."


As can be seen from the map above, the race takes place just to the south of Minane Bridge which in turn is just over 7kms to the south of Carrigaline.

It's very easy to get to... just go through the centre of Carrigaline and keep going straight. Follow the signposts for Minane Bridge and Robert's Cove.

It's been a long time since there were any road races in this part of the county. I remember taking part once in what I think was a 5-mile race from Ballyfeard to Robert's Cove but that was many moons ago. Over the years, I've done a lot of training runs on the roads near here and it's a nice quiet spot for a run with the occasional sea view.


The map of the course is shown above which is loop to the south of Minane Bridge. The 4-mile course is undulating on quiet country roads with the start and finish points near this crossroads.


The race HQ is at the Tracton Arts & Community Centre which is about 200m to the south of Minane Bridge.

Race HQ

There is a 1km walk from the Community Centre up to the crossroads and the start / finish line.


A profile of the course can be seen below...

Relive 'Tracton AC 4 mile race route'

Trivia... Just after the 2-mile mark, there is a lovely view of the East Cork coastline and if you look carefully, you can spot Ballycotton Island with the lighthouse in the distance.


Overall... A nice 4-mile race on quiet country roads near the south coast and a 35 minute drive from Cork City.

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