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CANCELLED - Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race 2020

Thursday 16 April 2020, 20:00

Contact Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
0868159043 Ballintotis, Castlemartyr, East Cork 4 Miles Road No Yes John Walshe

CANCELLED - Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race

Ballintotis, Castlemartyr

8pm, Thursday April 16th 2020


ballintotis 4 mile road race flyer 2020


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

This is an Athletics Ireland registered event, organised by Ballintotis Fit4Life


"Ballintotis 4 Mile Race Cancelled

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the Covid 19 Virus and keeping in mind the health and safety of everybody, this year's Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race scheduled for Thursday April 16th has been CANCELLED

Those who have availed of pre entry on line, will soon be contacted by Primo Events to arrange a refund.
We thank all our participants for their wonderful support over the past ten years and look forward to hopefully seeing you all back in Ballintotis in April 2021.

In the meantime, take care and look out for one another during these troubled times - here's hoping we are all back running in the not too distant future.

Best Regards
Ballintotis Race Committee"


Ballintotis Community Council website


Ballintotis Fit4Life Facebook Page


East Cork AC website


Cork Athletics Homepage

Cork Athletics Facebook page


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 9th, and will remain open until Saturday April 14th.

All those who enter on line will be automatically entered into a draw, and the winner will receive overnight stay for 2, at the splendid Garryvoe Hotel.


Additional Information for 2020 Race

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


Release from the organisers

"This year's Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race will take place on Thursday April 16th with an 8pm start. After last year's record entry of 1,240 for the 10th Anniversary Race, another very large crowd is expected for this year's event. On line entry opens on Monday March 9th, and all those who avail of this option will automatically be entered into a draw for an overnight stay for two people at the splendid Garryvoe Hotel

So save the date in the running diary and enjoy another great sporting and social occasion in Ballintotis.  Again this year there will be  a free running buff for all finishers and a comprehensive overall and category prize list.  This year there is a minimum age limit of 16 years on the race

 Race enquiries to 086-8778182"


General Information - This will be updated closer to Race date

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 Thursday.
On Line Entrants must also collect their number in Community Centre, at SEPARATE 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.



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 2019


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

View Course on MapMyRun

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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