The countdown is underway to the 2015 Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race which takes place on Thursday April 16th at 8pm. After last year’s very successful event which attracted 996 runners and was won for the fifth year in a row by James McCarthy of East Cork AC, another big entry is expected this time around.
Chip timing at the start and the finish will be introduced this year and with it comes the opportunity to pre register. Online entry will be open from 9am on Monday March 9th until 12 midnight on Monday April 13th. After that there will still be the opportunity to register at Race HQ in Ballintotis Community Centre. Registration will be available from 5pm to 7pm on the evening prior to the race and again from 1pm onwards on race day Thursday April 16th. Entry fee is €10 (plus administration fee if availing of the convenient on line entry). By clicking on the link above from March 9th and following this link, participants will be able to pre register and also find out the latest pre race news.
This year’s race will again feature a very generous list of prizes with individual prizes to the top 6 men and top 6 women across the line. There are also 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in all categories and a host of spot prizes to be won. Both Castlemartyr Resort and Trabolgan Holiday Centre have again confirmed that they will sponsor the top prizes. Castlemartyr Resort is offering 1 year free membership of their magnificent Leisure Centre for the race winner and 1st female. Trabolgan is providing an extended weekend break for both runners up. Thanks to the generosity of McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers, Midleton all participants will also receive a souvenir running buff.
The Ballintotis 4 Mile Race is of course held in association with East Cork AC and with the assistance of Ballycotton Running Promotions.
All enquiries to Sean Murphy or John Cashman on 086-8778182
Sponsorship Required – Can You Help In Any Way?
Last year a massive number of 996 runners participated in our fifth annual 4 Mile Road Race in mid April, a figure that set a new all time record for a mid week 4 mile race in Cork.
The occasion was a huge sporting and social event in our area and coupled with a 4 mile walk over the same course prior to the race, raised a considerable amount of money for the upkeep and development of Ballintotis Community Centre.
However, as we look forward to hosting another large gathering for this year’s race in mid April we are again on a fund raising mission to help enhance our facility and at the same time cover our annual running costs. The race is the central part of our drive and thus we are actively seeking sponsorship to cover the costs on the night, which includes a very extensive prize list.
Our major outlay includes over 3,000 euro approx on prize costs and in the region of 4,500 euro on misc items such as, chip timing, rental of portable toilets, purchase of road signs, lights, race numbers, internet advertising and other related items.
We hope that you may consider one of the options-
1 - Coming on board as sponsor/part sponsor.
2 - Making a financial contribution towards the prize fund
3 - Donating a prize.
(please note for tax purposes - Ballintotis Area Community Council charitable status number is CHY6865)
We can assure our main sponsors of publicity on local media, including Midleton & District News, Evening Echo 96FM and C103 with an opportunity of photo shoots in advance and on race night. There is also the option of major publicity at race venue on the night. Furthermore our web site will also offer you the opportunity to promote your business.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on designated race line 086-8778182
* see link Ballintotis Road Race 2014 race video on www.ballintotis.com
Race Directors Ballintotis ‘4’ 2015 - 086-8778182
Next Race Committee Meeting
The next meeting of this year’s Ballintotis Road Race Committee will take place at the Community Centre on THURSDAY MARCH 12TH. This meeting will follow Fit4Life Club Night and will begin at 8.30pm. Over the last few years there has been a very dedicated committee in position to undertake all aspects of the race organisation. Again we appeal to all who wish to become involved to attend on Thursday March 5th.