2023 Kilworth Military Ranges

Our next event will take place on Sunday December 17th at Kilworth Military Ranges

The terrain is made up of exposed open moorland surrounding Kilworth army camp, interspersed with many networks of earth walls, gullies & depressions.  The terrain ranges from sheep cropped pasture, rough open fields, gorse & tussocky moorland.  There are some wet areas of bog on some of the longer courses but even after all the rain, the going is still fast with good visibility.


(A) Long course - 12.7km, 31 controls

(B) Medium Long course - 7.5km - 15 controls

(C) Medium course - 5.5km - 11 controls

(D) Short course - 3.2km - 9 controls


Courses A / B / C will all have forking and a map flip during the course.

This will be clear from the map.

This should ensure some fast “Head-to-Head” racing with quick response navigation. 


There will be a mass start on the A / B / C courses at 11:30am.

Pre-start call-up will be at 11:20.

The D course will operate as a punching start between 11:30am and 12:30pm.

Courses will close at 2pm


The event will be signposted from the Kilworth Military Camp on the R639.

Kilworth ("Lynch") army camp is adjacent to the M8 motorway. If travelling from the South, take the exit off the M8 at junction 14 and follow signs (R639) for Kilworth and Lynch army camp.

If travelling from the North, take the exit off the M8 at junction 13 and follow signs for Kilworth and Lynch army camp (R639). Parking approximately 6km from junction 13.


Online entry is now open at the following link:



As per previous years the Defence Forces have allowed us to use the building and Car park near the Ranges area.

There is ample parking and the “Feedingshed” will be used for information, Registration, and post-race discussion.


Kilworth Ranges in mid-December can be a very exposed location - depending on weather conditions on the day - the organisers may insist on wearing rain jacket/cagoule & headwear. Be prepared for all weather conditions.

This event takes place on a military training facility. Along with all the normal safety precautions extra care is necessary in this area. If during the course of your run you encounter any suspicious item – please do not pick it up. Report the details back to the registration and it will be dealt with accordingly. 

CorkO are grateful to the Defence Forces, DFO & Ministry of Defence for allowing us permission to hold this event.

Hope you can join us on the day.