** Update Feb 19th – note change of time **
The Gas Networks Ireland race takes place at a revised Marina 5k route this year. Registration is from 7.30am at Cork Boat Club in Blackrock village (see map below) with the race starting at 9am up near Lee Rowing Club. Registration will close at 8.45am to allow runners get to the start which is approximately 1 mile from Cork Boat Club.
There is very limited parking in the area surrounding Cork Boat Club. Additionally, there is a farmers market just outside as well as construction works in Blackrock village. We are trialing a new route and venue for this race so we ask for co-operation in car-pooling/cycling to the venue where possible. The following areas are where you are likely to find parking but these will fill up early so it would be worth getting to registration as close to 9.30am as possible.
- Car parks on far side of Blackrock Castle. These will fill up with early morning walkers if we have a fine morning
- Parking near Shandon Boat Club where traditionally a lot of people would have parked for Marina 5k races. If you’ve car-pooled, the driver can drop off others who can register for them at Cork Boat Club and meet them at the start.
- City side of Blackrock church.
- Meadow Grove Estate which is between Blackrock Village and Skehard Rd.
Alternatively, you could get the 202 bus from town. Check out the timetable.
See locations below. Click to enlarge.