Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park - Thurs 14th May 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Notice...Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park - Thurs 14th May 2015

It's that time of year again! The Cheetah Run is coming up in Fota Wildlife Park on Thursday, the 14th of May. This is a 4 mile race which has been properly measured by Jones Counter and has an Athletics Ireland licence.

This is one of the most popular races in Cork and it's easy to see why. Not only is the race unique in that it is through a wildlife park but anyone entering can also bring family members along.

Last year, the field was limited to 900 runners and entries sold out in a few hours. It's very likely that there will be a similar level of demand this year. There will be chip timing again like last year.

Because of the high demand, the online entries in two batches, once in the morning and once in the evening to accommodate people at work and at home.

Entries....On Thursday the 30th of April, online entries will open at 10am. It will stay open until 450 places are filled. It seems very likely that based on last year, these 450 will sell out very fast. Once the first 450 entries are filled, entries will close. At 7pm that evening, entries will open again until the remaining 450 places sell out.

The entry fee for this years race is €12. This includes free access to the wildlife park for the runner and family members. This normally costs €14.30 per adult, or €44 for a family of two adults and two children.
Eagle AC member Annemarie Power with Olympic legend Sonia O'Sullivan

Please note.....No buggies/baby transfers....and no late entries.
They cannot cater for walkers, due to the overlap nature of the course.  The minimum age is 18 as per Athletics Ireland permit recommendations.

There will be prizes for the first 5 men and women as well as the usual age categories. The exact number of prizes for the age categories will be determined after the online entries close with the aim of making each age category competitive.

I would seriously advise people that have an interest in doing this race to enter as soon as it opens. It really will sell out early. 

Updates about the race will be made available here and on the race page on the Eagle AC website.

John Buckley Sports is one of the race sponsors and is one of the main specialist running shops in Cork City. They have a wide stock of gear in the shop and on their

They have been in business since 1981 and it's fair to say that the shop is highly regarded by many of the runners on the local road race scene. They also have a new app which you can download to your smartphone which gives a generous discount when using it.

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