The ‘Route 2 Crook’ 5 mile road race will take place on Sunday 19th August 2012 with the main field of runners taking off at 4pm. Fun runners and walkers will also be catered for. Registration takes place at the Goleen Community Sports Centre on the day from 1.30 – 3.30pm. Live music on the street prior to the race.
Entry fee for runners is €10 with a 4pm start.
Entry fee for walkers is €10 with a 3pm start.
U16′s (2.5 miles) entry fee is €5 and will be bused from the Community Sports Center to the starting line for a 3.30pm start.
A fine cash prize of €150 plus a trophy will be presented to the first man home and the first lady, with all the usual categories being presented thereafter. We will also offer a bonus of €100 if the course record is bettered on the day. The traditional West Cork cuppa and cake will be available afterwards with Music and Craic on the street to allow you to ‘wind up’ or ‘wind down’ to your liking.
Any queries please contact Connie on 086 8500940, Eamonn on 086 8163878
or email email@example.com
All or any sponsorship to the running of this race would be most welcome, and will be acknowledged.
‘The following photos show some of the scenery along the route’
History of the race:
The Route 2 Crook road race was held for the first time in 2005 as part of the Goleen Community Festival. Road races in West Cork were a rarity at that time but, with the uniqueness of the course and the novelty aspect of the event, it attracted up to 100 entries for the inaugural run. It has grown in popularity in subsequent years with just about double the initial numbers now participating. The Route 2 Crook is a five miler, starting in the village of Goleen and finishing in ‘utopia’, also known as Crookhaven. The road that connects the two villages offers some of the most spectacular ocean views, not to be found anywhere else throughout our land. The course itself is pretty level by West Cork standards, with Alan O’Shea of Bantry holding the course record set in 2006. For the last number of years the event is being organized by the Mizen Rovers, the local underage G.A.A. Club. It will help to provide funds for the ever increasing costs of putting our many young hurling and football teams on the field.