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Autumn League #4: 12th Annual Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering Event, Doneraile Park SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH Event Info

posted 15 Sep 2017, 02:15 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 15 Sep 2017, 13:37 ]
The 4th event in the CorkO Autumn League will take place on Sunday September 17th in Doneraile Park. This will be the 12th Annual Cliona Callanan Memorial Orienteering event and all proceeds on the day will go to the Cork Children's Leukaemia Association.

Hope you will come along and take advantage of the opportunity to experience this magnificent setting and sample the wonderful parkland terrain. It is sure to be a fun event and with numerous picnic tables and a large children's playground it caters well for families and offers plenty of post run entertainment. The Tea Rooms will also be open on the day.

With courses to suit all the family and no orienteering experience necessary, it's a great opportunity to encourage your family, friends or colleagues to sample this exciting sport at this very popular venue. You can run, jog or just stroll along any of the courses on offer. For our regular Autumn League followers there are two additional courses at this event for those that feel they are ready to take on a more challenging course.

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COURSE INFO
Short 2.9 km,13 controls
Long 4.7 km, 21controls
Shorter 2.1 km, 9 controls
Longer 5.4 km, 22 controls

IMPORTANT NOTE: Strictly no entry to deer enclosures or cattle pastures (marked Out of Bounds on the maps), also no entering lakes or river and no climbing or crossing walls or fences in the Park.

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START TIMES:
Competitors can start anytime between 10:00am and 1pm.

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REGISTRATION:
As money cannot be collected inside the Park (OPW directive), registration will take place outside the park near the entrance. Park your car as usual in the car park and stroll back out to pay. Start, Finish and Download will all be located inside the park near the main car park.

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DIRECTIONS:
Doneraile Park is a short 45 minute drive from Blackpool. Travel north to Malllow and on to NewtwopotHouse, on the main Cork - Limerick Road and turn right. Doneraile is located on the R581 regional road 8 km east of the N20. It is about 12 km north of Mallow town. Doneraile Park is situated on the Northern edge of Doneraile town. Drive straight through the pretty Georgian village, across the Awbeg river, a branch of the Blackwater and the Park entrance is located on your right (opposite the entrance to the local Golf Club and Nagle/Rice secondary school). 

Follow the link below for a map and other park info:
http://www.corko.net/doneraile-forest-park

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GROUPS:
If anyone is planning on bringing a large group, please let us know in advance to facilitate printing of maps. You can contact us at corko@orienteering.ie

Hope you can join us and help support a very worthy cause.