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Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race 2019

Wednesday 17 April 2019, 20:00

Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
Ballintotis, Castlemartyr, East Cork 4 Miles Road No Yes John Walshe

Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race

Ballintotis, Castlemartyr

8pm, Wednesday April 17th 2019


ballintotis 4 mile road race flyer 2019


This course has been measured by John Walshe, Athletics Ireland National Grade Measurer

This is an Athletics Ireland registered event, organised by Ballintotis Community Council, in association with East Cork AC


Ballintotis Community Council website

East Cork AC website


Cork Athletics Homepage


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Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)


Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date


Race Calendar / Fixtures List - Athletics Ireland Registered Events


Registration opens at on Monday March 11th, and will remain open until Saturday April 13th.

All those who enter on line will automatically enter into a draw, the winner of which will receive overnight accommodation, and breakfast for 2, at Garryvoe Hotel.


Additional Information for 2019 Race

Some updates and advice for those taking part this year whether running or walking, or just coming to watch the action


Car Parks

Two main Car Parks will be located close to Race HQ at Ballintotis Community Centre, on the Main Road adjacent to Ballintotis Cross, and next to the Community Centre. Walkers will be directed to park in the Main Road Car Parks.

Race Entry Desks

Entries €10 taken in the Community Centre, from 1pm onwards on Wednesday.
On Line Entrants must also collect their number in Community Centre, at SEPERATE designated desks.


Changing Facilities/Toilets

There will be a Marquee on the green adjacent to Church Car Park.  Toilets only are located in the Church Car Park.


Race Start/Finish

The race begins at 8pm sharp – the Start Line is approx 200m from the Church. The Finish Line is in front of the Church. ALL RUNNERS ARE ASKED TO BEGIN THE RACE IN THE TIME ZONE THAT BEST REFLECTS THEIR EXPECTED FINISHING TIME. There will be with timing mats at the start and finish line.


Goodie Bags/Refreshments

Goodie bags will be distributed immediately after the race. Each participant will also receive their commemorative 10 Year medal after crossing the Finish Line.

Refreshments will be served in the Community Centre, after the race.


Prize Giving
Prize giving will take place in the Main Hall 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 all age categories, beginning with F35 and M40

Previous Ballintotis 4 Results

Ballintotis 4 2018


Ballintotis 4 2017


Ballintotis 4 2016


Ballintotis 4 2015

 Ballintotis Location

Ballintotis Location Map
Ballintotis is a community lying just off the N25, Cork Waterford road, just before the village of Castlemartyr.
Ballintotis Location


Ballintotis Race HQ & Parking



Ballintotis Community Centre
Ballintotis Community Centre


Online Entries

If you haven't entered online, you can still enter on the day, in the Community Hall, adjacent to the church.  Entries will be taken there on the day, from 1pm onwards on race day, Wednesday April 17th, or the previous day, Tuesday 16th, between 5 and 7pm.

Entry fee is €10 (plus administration fee, entering on-line) and all finishers will get a free running buff.


Ballintotis 4 Course Details

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Ballintotis Course Map
Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race - Course Map


Course Elevation Profile

Ballintotis Course Elevation Profile s
Don't be fooled by the apparent rise at the start of the course, as illustrated below - This course is essentially flat!Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race - Course Elevation Profile



The race offers great value for money, with a very attractive prize structure, and a full list of category prizes, as well as the opportunity to win one of the many spot prizes on offer.

Castlemartyr Resort will again sponsor the top prize of a Year's Membership for their Leisure Centre for the both Mens and Womens race winners. Trabolgan Holiday Village will again sponsor a  Family Weekend Away for the both the race Mens and Womens runners up.

The race is hosted annually as a fundraiser for the continued development and upkeep of the local Community Centre. It is a joint venture between Ballintotis Area Community Council and East Cork A.C, with the help of Ballycotton Running Promotions.

James McCarthy of the host club has a remarkable record in the event, and will be bidding for his seventh consecutive triumph.

It was announced recently that McCarthy & McGrath, Main Street Midleton, will again sponsor a souvenir for all participants. Everybody who takes part will receive a free running buff.

The organisers have said that there are still several opportunities for sponsors, in various capacities. Interested companies and individuals should call 086-8778182.

Race Timing

This year the Ballintotis ‘4’ will feature chip timing, with a timing mat located at both the start and the finish line.

After attracting a record entry of 1175 runners in 2015, Ballintotis is set to welcome a huge number of runners again this year.
4 Mile Walk

For those who might fancy something a little less taxing, the traditional ‘4’ Mile Walk will begin at 6.30pm. The entry fee is 10 euro per person, but there is no online entry.

All queries concerning the Race and Walk should be directed to Race Directors - Sean Murphy and John Cashman, on 086-8778182


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