The Race HQ is located at the Shandon Boat Club which is on the Marina and about 400m west of the Pairc Ui Chaoimh GAA grounds. Note that this is a change from the Lee Rowing Club which was used in previous years.
The race starts about 700m from Shandon Boat Club (400m from Lee Rowing Club) and then takes in a loop around the Monahan Road and Centre Park Road circuit.
It then returns and starts the larger loop taking in Blackrock Castle, the Mahon walkway and back via the old railway cutting through Blackrock. The finish line is next to Lee Rowing Club.
The course is mostly flat with the only real exception being a short climb around the 5.3 mile mark which lasts for about 300m.
Update for 2016……Please note that the finish line is next to Lee Rowing Club. Thi is a change to last year when the course went down by the Atlantic Pond.
A full preview of the course can be seen here… http://munsterraceroutes.blogspot.ie/2013/01/cork085.html