Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race day info for the Ballintotis 4-mile race on Thurs 18th April 2024

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Race day info for the Ballintotis 4-mile race on Thurs 18th April 2024

The big evening race in Cork this week is the Ballintotis 4-mile near Castlemartyr. This one always gets a big crowd and this year will be no different.

Note the change in car parks below, everything now is to the east of the church.

You can still enter online HERE

From the organisers... It's been a busy few weeks in Ballintotis as the local committee advance plans for this year's 4 Mile Road Race, which is set to bring huge crowds to the picturesque venue this Thursday.  Bad weather has obviously hampered plans for a number of weeks, but once again the local community have come to the fore in various ways. 

This year, all participants are asked to please take special note of the traffic arrangements and the location of CAR PARKS, some of  which have changed from previous years,  In particular, motorists travelling from the Midleton direction, should be aware that their access point to the venue will for the most part of the evening,  be at the CASTLEMARTYR SIDE of Loughaderra Lake.  There is no right turn from the Main Road to Race HQ.

A special appeal is sent to everybody to please make a big effort to carpool and because of the large entry, please arrive early. Car parks will open at 5.30pm.

2024 will see the Ballintotis Race incorporate the County Road Championships for the first time ever, which will add an extra dimension to this huge sporting and social occasion

Some great action is expected in the race itself with many well known names in the line up.   Whilst the majority of entries have now been received online,  limited walk-in entries will also be taken from 1pm up until 7.30pm in Ballintotis on race day.  Number collection is available at the same time and entries/number collection is also open from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday evening. 

We urge as many people as possible to make use of these extended times for number pick up.

Before all the race action at 8pm, it's a 6pm  start for the community walk, with refreshments served immediately afterwards for walkers on their return  to the Community Centre.

Runners will receive their buff once they cross the finish line, whilst refreshments as usual will be served in Ballintotis Community Centre.  Prize giving will take place in the marquess at the front of the Community Centre at approx 9.10pm.  

Looking forward to seeing you all in Ballintotis on Thursday evening.

Enquiries to 086-8778182

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