Thursday, 15 March 2012

Ballintotis '4' Mile Road Race Takes Place on April 19th - Trabolgan Holiday Village Offers Attractive Winners Prizes


Donal O'Sullivan, General Manager of Trabolgan Holiday Village, presenting Donal Kelleher, Chairman of Ballintotis Community Council, with the main prize vouchers for the forthcoming road race. Also pictured are Seanie Murphy and John Cashman, race committee, and Melanie Colwell, Olivia Harrington and Fireman Sam from Trabolgan. Picture: John Walshe


It’s all systems go for the opening evening road fixture in Cork - the Ballintotis ‘4’ Mile Road Race which takes place on Thursday evening April 19th – 8pm. This will be the third year of the race at this venue and once more Trabolgan Holiday Village have given the event a major boost by sponsoring the top prizes.

This year the race winner and the first lady home will both receive a 3 night weekend break at the famous East Cork holiday venue. Furthermore there is an attractive runners up prize of a family day package pass to the venue. The Ballintotis committee will offer a full range of prizes in all age categories together with a free t shirt to all participants. The race is being held in conjunction with East Cork AC and with the help of Ballycotton Running Promotions.

Donal O’Sullivan, General Manager of Trabolgan Holiday Centre was in Ballintotis last week to confirm his company’s involvement in a race that last year attracted over 550 participants to the picturesque East Cork venue. Expectation is that another very large gathering will be present this year to run on what is a fast course over country roads.

Race HQ this time around will be the newly built Ballintotis Community Centre. Thanks to the injection of funds following last year’s race and several other fund raising activities, construction work began last summer and as planned the doors were opened before Christmas. Now it’s a case of maintaining the cash flow to help finance the work completed and weekly running costs of the new centre and with this in mind the race continues to be a major contributory factor.

Entries will be taken at the new venue but weather permitting the intention is to again to serve refreshments in the open air adjacent to Loughaderra Lake.

Please note last entries will be taken at 7.45pm, whilst a non competitive walk will begin at 6.30pm over the route of the race.

For further information please contact race directors, Seanie Murphy or John Cashman on the special race line number 086-8778182=============================================================>