Irish Mountain
Running Association

Garryduff Woods, Rochestown

Rochestown Woods
Wednesday 3 May, 2023
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
3 (1,1,1) - Easy Terrain, <200M ascent, <6Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Coillte Summer/Autumn Trail League, Munster 
Entry opens:
2023-04-26 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2023-05-02 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Route Description:
A lovely mix of technical, climbing and single track route.
Getting There:
Rochestown/Garryduff Woods is located to the south-east of Cork City.

Google Maps Link

Most people will probably be coming from the South Ring Road. At the Bloomfield Interchange, follow the signposts for Passage West. This will take you down the slip road by St. Patrick’s Church to a small roundabout. Take the Passage West exit and after almost 200m, take a right up Clarke’s Hill. You will see the signpost for Garryduff Sports centre and Mount Oval bar. At the end of this road, you come to a T-junction, the entrance to Rochestown Woods is straight ahead.

Unfortunately, parking facilities are not available at Garryduff Sports Centre so please do not park here. Parking is limited so car pool where possible. We suggest you park by Rochestown Inn (there is a car park across the road), along Upper Belmont Avenue or Upper Kensington. Please be considerate of local residents. NO PARKING IN THE LANE leading to the woods and under no circumstances is the lane to be blocked as urgent access may be required.

Organisers Instructions:
There are 3 versions of the race: 1. Kiddies u10 accompanied 1km (no cost) 6:20pm 2. Short Course 3.5km 6:30pm (registration required) suitable for u16s and any adults who want to do shorter distance 3. Main Race 6.5km 7pm

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers


Driver NameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
Tom O ConnorCharlevilleButtevant, Mallow, Rathduff,17:15:0030
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