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10km Fun Run and 7.5km Walk



Outside Tots Pub near Ballygurteen, West Cork


Runners Start at 14:00,
Walkers Start at 14:15
Registration opens at 12:30


10km for Runners
7.5km for Walkers




Refreshments / Toilets in Tots Pub
Parking in Tots Car Park

Route Description:

1) The route starts on the L4635 road outside Tots pub at 14:00. The runners will make their
way south towards the gravel pit where they will turn after 800m and return to where they
started. Once the runners have cleared the straight, the walkers will set off down the
straight at approximately 14:15 and join the route behind the runners at the 3km mark.

2) The runners will then turn left at the start line, following the road to Ballygurteen village
where they will take a sharp turn to the left at the 2km mark onto the main road, following it
back towards clonakilty.

3) The runners will follow the main road (R599) back towards clonakilty until they reach the
turnoff for Rossmore (4.5km mark approx).

4) The runners will be on the main road from the 2km mark to the 4.5km mark. Even though
the route will be marshalled, greater caution should be exercised at this point as this is a
busy section of the route, in terms of traffic.

5) The runners will turn left at the 4.5km mark, leaving the main road as they head for the
climb up to rossmore village. Save some energy for the climb up to and beyond Rossmore as
this is the hardest section of the race.

Continue on through Rossmore village where there will be the opportunity of a water stop.
Other than facilities at the start and finish line, this will be the only water station along the

After leaving Rossmore continue on the road for a further 1km until reaching kilmeen

At kilmeen crossroads, turn left for the final 3km to the finish line (follow signs for

300m after turning left, keep right at the Y away from the church as the road climbs up from
the turn.

For the final 1.5k, the road will slope down all the way to the finish line.

The run/walk will finish 50m before the pub & Car park. Please make your way back to the
pub for refreshments after the race.

Safety Points
 No Earphones while running
 Run / Walk on right side of the road where possible.
 The course takes place on open roads, be wary of traffic.
 If you or a companion gets sick or injured, contact one of the marshals immediately.

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