The Great Railway Run 2017
The Great Railway Run is a charity running event organised by the Carrigaline & District Lions Club with the support of Carrigaline Road Runners AC. The event features 5K, 10K and 25K distance options to accommodate as wide a range of participants as possible and takes place along the route of the old railway line from Cork city to Carrigaline. You can see a video of the old railway route here. The predominantly flat route passes through Blackrock, Mahon, Rochestown, Passage, Monkstown, Raffeen and Shanbally before finally chugging into Carrigaline. The 25K is an ideal event to test pace and fitness before the Cork City Marathon.
In aid of Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre
Proceeds from this event will go towards the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre Project which is a new state of the art Youth Facility in the heart of Carrigaline. You can take a virtual tour of the new centre here. The centre opened in summer 2015.
The 25K run will start at 9:30am in Centre Park Road and follow the old railway line that skirts the shores of Cork Harbour. The race will finish in Carrigaline at the Lions Youth Centre on Church Road.
The 10K run will be held on the same day along the latter part of the same route with a separate start in Monkstown at 11:00am and also finish in Carrigaline at the Lions Youth Centre on Church Road.
The 5K run/walk will start in Ringaskiddy at 11:45am and also finish in Carrigaline at the Lions Youth Centre on Church Road.
Entries will be limited for safety reasons so make sure to register early.
Those who pre-register on-line will qualify for a discount on the entry fee.