Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Great Island 10 mile & 4 mile road race, Cobh - Sun 10th Apr 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Notice...Great Island 10 mile & 4 mile road race, Cobh - Sun 10th Apr 2016

Another big 10 mile road race coming up in Cork is the Great Island 10 in Cobh on Sunday, the 10th of April 2016 at 10:30am. Last year, they got about 750 runners between the 10 mile and 4 mile races and it looks likely to be equally popular again this year.

All of the proceeds from this race go towards the Irish Cancer Society. When this race was first set up in 2010, the organisers had a target of raising €100,000 in the space of 5 years. In 2013, they hit the €100k mark one year early and have now exceeded €150k. The aim now is to continue to raise much needed funds for this charity.

Following the success of last year when they got 237 runners for the 4 mile race, they will have that option again this year. Anyone considering these races shouldn't be put off thinking it's just for serious runners. It's open to everyone...runners, joggers and walkers...the whole idea is to raise as much money for charity.

Entries....You can enter online HERE ...€10 for the 4 mile and €20 for the 10 mile (plus online charges).

Link to postal entries HERE

The race website is HERE.

Course Preview...A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE and a preview of the 4 mile course HERE

From the organisers......“The Great Island 10 Mile Road Race” Cobh


The 7th annual ‘Great Island 10 Mile Road Race’ takes place on April 10th 2016 at 10.30am and once again it is being arranged for the benefit of the Irish Cancer Society, with special emphasis on Palliative Care.  A 4 Mile Road Race will also take place on the same day for those less inclined to run the 10 Mile.  If all the above are not for you and you still want to be part of the day then come along and join us in our Sponsored Walk leaving at 10.00am from the Community Centre or alternatively hold a fundraiser e.g. cake sale, coffee morning, pancake afternoon and contact us for a sponsor card. This is a great family day out while also raising awareness to the cause.  All events will finish at the GPO in the centre of the town.  For more details on any of the above please visit our website

The feedback from those taking part over the last couple of years has been extremely positive and reflects very favourably on the race itself, the scenery that Cobh has to offer and the support the runners receive from local residents. All this has combined to make this event a very enjoyable experience for all involved.


The object of this exercise is to raise as much money as possible to ensure that the Palliative Care service is available for those unfortunate enough to need it. Palliative care offers cancer sufferers the opportunity to spend their remaining time in the relative comfort of their own homes surrounded by those they love while ensuring them the dignity and privacy that only a home can offer.  It is impossible to put a price on such a service  and it’s free. 

A Little Incentive for 2016 - anyone that raises €350 (one nights night nursing fee) on our sponsor card, will receive a Great Island 10 Mile Road Race Regatta Jacket, complete with logos, FREE! Loads ringing asking could they buy them, so here goes, up to you now. Grab a friend and organise a coffee morning / cake sale / quiz night / card night etc.. Lets do our bit for this end-of-life care which is an important part of palliative care treatment. It involves the care of patients during the last few days, weeks or months of life to ensure their comfort and dignity. No family has escaped the pain of Cancer, lets ensure this service is still available for those unfortunate enough to need it! Anyone needing a sponsor card can contact Sonya Murphy on 087 7904895

We are looking for people to run, walk, help with stewarding or hold fundraisers for us. Sponsorship cards are available from and she can also be contacted on 087 7904895. 
Anyone with any inquires can contact Roslyn Crotty on 087 1327557


In assoc. with Ballymore Cobh AC - Permit Granted by Athletics Ireland

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