The Cork Sports Partnership and Get Ireland Active have supported a number of local groups and organisations to establishment parkrun's in Cork since 2012.
Parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run that is a worldwide concept and is rapidly growing here in Ireland.
The Castle Demense parkrun takes place in the grounds of the Castle Demense by The Community Leisure Centre every Saturday morning @ 9.30am and is coordinated by parkrun community volunteers.
Clonakilty parkrun takes place in the Show Grounds Clonakilty, coordinated by parkrun community volunteers.
Bere Island parkrun takes place on Bere Island, just off Castletownbere (short ferry ride), coordinated by parkrun community volunteers.
Ballincollig parkrun (NEW)
Ballincollig parkrun takes place in the Regional Park Ballincollig every Saturday @ 9.30am. The event starts at the Allotment side of the park (by Innishmore).
The Glengarriff parkrun will take place at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, Kenmare Road, Glengarriff, Co. Cork, every Saturday commencing Saturday January 2nd 2016.
The Castlehaven parkrun will take place at Rineen Woods, Union Hall, Cork every Saturday commencing Saturday January 16th 2016. The local community and volunteers would like to welcome everyone to the inaugural event on January 16th and every Saturday thereafter for thier weekly parkrun through this fantastic local ameniety and to have a social cuppa afterwards!
Who can take part?
- EVERYONE!! Parkrun is open to everyone, free, and is safe and easy to take part in. Events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of all abilities are encouraged to take part.
How do I register?
- You must register in advance of any parkrun event to get your barcode which will allow you to take part each week and in any parkrun event locally or worldwide.
What time is it on?
- The events all start at 9.30am
How much will it cost me?
- Nothing - Parkruns are FREE weekly events organised by local volunteers.
Not in Cork?
Find a Parkrun near you www.parkrun.ie
Further details on other events around the country are all available on the website www.parkrun.ie