It’s a Mug’s Race on Cape Clear Island this weekend
It’s certainly going to be a mug’s race on Cape Clear Island on Saturday 16 July for the island’s second 5k fun race. Last year the inaugural event attracted over 90 entrants and this year organisers hope for an even better turnout.
The run is part of a series of fun races on the various West Cork Islands and winners in the different categories can expect to win specially commissioned Cape Clear Island mugs, also captioned Rithigí Linn 2016.
Thanks to our local goat farmer, Ed Harper this year’s event will start at the Heritage Centre, go through his working goat farm, with fabulous views framed by a magnificent landscape, following the old Bóthar Lár back onto the main Island loop leading back to North Harbour.
It’s a great event, in a great setting, and – if last year’s festive atmosphere is anything to go by – it will be enjoyed by all, runners, joggers, and walkers alike.
The Cape Clear 5k run starts at 12.30pm with ferries departing Baltimore at 10.30 am and Schull at 11am. Refreshments will be provided in Club Cléire afterwards.