Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park - Thurs 19th May 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Notice...Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park - Thurs 19th May 2016

The 2016 Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park organised by Eagle AC is coming up on Thursday the 19th of May at 8pm. The park has been extended in the last year with the inclusion of a new Asian Sanctuary.

Please note that there is a limit of 900 entries for the 5k race. The lower age limit is 16 years old.

Entries for the 5k race open on Thursday the 28th of April....450 places will be available at 10am with the remaining 450 opening at 7pm.

5k Entries.......

For updated links and info, visit the Eagle AC website


New Course...To cope with the numbers and to avoid lapping, the new course is now 5kms! This will take in all areas of the Wildlife Park including the new Asian Sanctuary.

Juvenile 1 Mile Race.....There is also a new 1 mile race for juveniles this year (Ages 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15). This will take place before the 5k race at 7:15pm. The numbers will be limited to 200. Entries for this will open on the 5th of May in two batches...100 at 10am and 100 at 7pm. The one mile race has been measured accurately by Jones Counter, will be chip timed and all finishers will receive a medal. Please note that there are no prizes in the juvenile race. The entry fee is €7.

Artwork for the medal for the Juvenile race

As always, entrants can bring family members to either race. This includes free access to the wildlife park for the runner and family members. This normally costs €15.50 per adult, or €46 for a family of two adults and two children.

There is also a 20% discount voucher from John Buckley Sports.

Laya Healthcare is also a sponsor.... Laya provide Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance, Established in 1997 they are the second largest health insurance provider in Ireland with over half a million members.

Please note.....No buggies/baby transfers....and no late entries.

The minimum age is 16 for the 5k race as per Athletics Ireland permit recommendations.

5k Race...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.

Sponsor...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 app which you can download to your smartphone which gives a generous discount when using it.

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