Route Information

The Great Railway Run features 5K, 10K and 25K distance options to accommodate as wide a range of participants as possible. The event takes place along the route of the old railway line from Cork city to Carrigaline. This route passes through Blackrock, Mahon, Rochestown, Passage, Monkstown, Raffeen and Shanbally before finally arriving at Carrigaline. See a full preview of the route.

The 25K run starts from Centre Park Road in Cork city at 9:30am. For a large part of the run, the route will follow the old railway line that skirts the shores of Cork Harbour and finishes at the Lions Youth Centre in Carrigaline.

A 10K run will be held on the same day along the latter part of the same route with a separate start in Monkstown at 11 am and also finishing at the Lions Youth Centre in Carrigaline.

The 5K run/walk will start in Ringaskiddy at 11:45am and also finishes in Carrigaline at the Lions Youth Centre.

The map below shows the route of the run.