Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Emer Casey 5k road race in Youghal - Thurs 6th Apr 2017

Monday, March 06, 2017

Notice...Emer Casey 5k road race in Youghal - Thurs 6th Apr 2017

As outlined in a previous post, the Emer Casey 10k race in Youghal is being changed this year. It is changing from a 10k race on a Sunday at the end of May to a mid-week evening 5k race at the start of April. It will be held in the town of Youghal in East Cork on Thursday the 6th of April 2017...


Usually the first evening race in Cork is in mid-April when the sun sets about 8:32pm. With the Emer Casey 5k, it will be on in the town of Youghal so the street lighting will compensate as it gets dark earlier. On the 6th of April, the sun sets at 8:16pm.


With it's location near the county boundary, the race is sure to attract runners from both East Cork and West Waterford.

The race is on a flat fast course on the streets of the historic town and passes under the iconic Youghal Clock Tower...

This race has an Athletics Ireland licence and has been measured accurately by Jones Counter.

Course Preview......A preview of the course can be seen HERE



Info from the organisers....


This is the 11 th year of the Emer Casey Road Race, changing this year to an evening 5k from its previous 10k distance in the beautiful seaside town of Youghal.

Emer Casey 5k Road Race - Youghal - Thursday April 6th 2017

Organised and hosted by the Emer Casey Foundation, in association with Youghal AC. AAI Permit Granted.

This course was measured by John Walshe of Ballycotton.

Registration: Thur 6 th Apr 18:00 to 20:00 Youghal Community Centre, Main Street, Youghal. Changing and toilet facilities available

Entry....  €10 per person (over 16s only). Walkers: 2k or 4k options – Start Time 7pm

Runners: 5k – Start Time 8pm

Note that the start is 1k from the Community Centre.

Course: Flat and Fast – 2.5 loops of the town.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3 rd , 4 th Men and Women, category prizes, club team prizes men and

Women (6 to score), junior prizes male and female and spot prizes too. All proceeds go towards the Emer Casey Foundation, a charity which helps fund cancer research.

Post race refreshments after the race in Youghal Community Centre





1 comment:

John G said...

Out of curiousity if nothing else, why the change to the shorter route on a midweek date ?