Race Notification: Cork Simon Turkey Trot

*** UPDATE ***

Due to health and safety concerns, we have changed the route. The race will now start on Bessboro Rd beyond St Michael’s Credit Union.

As usual, we ask that participating companies bring along spot prizes to make the event all the more enjoyable for everybody.

The final race of 2016 is the Cork Simon Turkey Trot which takes place on Sunday December 11 at 11am. This is a 5k race this year with registration taking place at Blackrock Hurling Club from 9.30am. As usual for this race, at registration you must guess how long it will take you to run 5k in and closest times to estimated are the winners. No clock at the finish and no watches allowed. Don’t forget your Santa hats! Entries cost €10 with all proceeds going to Cork Simon to support their very important work.


The race starts and finishes on Bessboro Rd near St Michael’s Credit Union off Skehard Rd in Blackrock. Go straight through the roundabout into Bessboro and follow the road to the left.

At the end of this take a sharp left.



Almost immediately take a sharp right over the footbridge.



Take a left just after the footbridge.


Take this left off the coastal path and follow directions of marked out course to get back onto the coastal path again. Beware of runners coming towards you at this point as it is the beginning of the overlap between out and back.


After reaching the footbridge, you take an immediate left again to loop back to the start on the same route.