Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Emer Casey 10km road race - Sun 24th May 2015

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Notice...Emer Casey 10km road race - Sun 24th May 2015

This popular 10k road race in Youghal in East Cork is coming up on Sunday, the 24th of May 2015 at 1:30pm.

Here is some more info from the organisers...2015 sees the Emer Casey 10K return to its original route. While the 2014 route had its attraction of a very fast first 2miles, the call from runners to revert to the old tried and tested route was immense. There’s a certain appeal to starting down the newline, with the wind in your sails, adrenaline flowing, running a 7min mile (when your normal pace is 8) and generally feeling like Usain Bolt! Then it’s down by the Youghal Lighthouse, past Green Park and under the Clock Tower – one of Youghal's most historic attractions. At this point, the crowds of supporters are in full voice and you can hear the echo of the runners feet as they race under the tower. A sea of club colours, the roar of the crowd, a swift loop of the town now its homeward bound back up the lighthouse hill. Magnificent views over Youghal Bay distract you through the pain barrier allowing you to finish in style at the front strand. The biggest question from here is whether to take a dip in the sea post finish line or to jump straight on the bus for a well deserved shower, cup of tea and post race analysis at Pobailscoil.

Other changes...
1) Every entrant will receive an Emer Casey 10k dry fit top.
2) All runners must be over 18.
All proceeds go towards the Emer Casey Foundation, a charity which helps fund cancer research.

Here is a small extract from their website which describes what the race and the fundraising is all about...
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynaecological malignancy in the western world. The poor survival of ovarian cancer patients can be attributed to 1) lack of standardised screening test 2) late presentation of disease 3) high rate of recurrence 4) development of chemoresistance and 5) poorly understood disease biology.  

The Emer Casey Foundation is dedicated to providing funding to the DISCOVARY consortium to secure the best independent research to detect the early signs of Uterine/Ovarian cancer. It is also currently sponsoring three Phd Fellowship students, whose focus is in the areas of chemoresistance, cancer stem cells, circulating tumour cells and the body's immune response to cancer. The scientists have already identified a panel of proteins that can be identified in the blood of ovarian cancer patients. They have developed a near patient testing device to assess a patient's response to chemotherapy and are currently working on new ways to isolate circulating tumour cells in a patient's blood.

Pictured is Emer Casey Gynaecological Oncology Nurse Specialist Vickie Cleary with Sonia O'Sullivan at the recent Great Island 10 mile road race in Cobh. Sonia is the patron of the charity and Vickie is the nurse based on CUMH and being funded by the Emer Casey Foundation.

Race HQ on the day will be at Pobalscoil Na TrionĂ³ide which is just off the Youghal By-Pass so access won't be an issue. Considering the potential catchment area, it should attract a good sized crowd...

You can enter online HERE

If you want to post your entry in then you can print out this form.

You can also enter on the day.

There is a FAQ sheet about the race HERE

Course Preview........You can see a preview of the course at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to do this, but a 1.30 start 'takes up' the whole day. For runners with young families, this is a very awkward time on a Sunday.