Cork’s Biggest Road Races Coming Up!

By now women everywhere are readying themselves for the annual Evening Echo Ladies Mini Marathon which takes place on Sunday 16th September.  Some three thousand women are expected to take to the streets of Cork, with the race catering for women of every level of fitness, from the international class runner to the casual walker.  Hopefully everyone planning to participate will enter on the special entry form in the Evening Echo, but, more importantly, that they will enter as early as possible. All the local charities have all greatly benefited over the years from this race, with many of the entrants raising thousands of pounds for their own particular favourites.  A number of charities have made contact asking for assistance.  The ISPCC have sponsorship card, t-shirts, baseball caps, and a map of the course available by contacting Joanne at 4962949, while the Cork Rape Crisis Centre offer the same by phoning 1800 496496.  A special race entry office has been opened.  It’s at the corner of Emmet Place and Academy Street, just at the corner of the ESB shop.  The entry fee is a nominal £5.  The office is open from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday through to Saturday, and all entries must be made on the official entry form printed in the Evening Echo.  Meanwhile, the annual St. Finbarrs Fila Half Marathontakes place this weekend in Cork, with over three hundred competitors expected.  The race starts at 11am, with the Cork Institute of Technology providing the race HQ.  Late entries will be taken up to half an hour before the start, while changing, refreshments and presentations are in the college itself.