In a recent online poll, the Bere Island 5k parkrun took the top spot in the ‘World Cup of parkrun Beauty 2021’ with over 1,500 votes.
The run starts and finishes at the local GAA pitch near Rerrin at the eastern end of the Island. It goes in an anti-clockwise direction and you head east first. The course starts with a hill for about 400m and then levels off, on the hill you pass by a wedge tomb. At the top of the hill the course levels off and you can take in some breath taking views of the Atlantic ocean and Lonehort Viking harbour. You take the next right turn and head up to a military fort that was built in 1898. The course turns left here and you are now heading west going downhill. Next you begin a climb up to an Irish army training camp and take a turn right and head downhill again to Rerrin village. In the village you head south and back to the finish line at the GAA pitch.