Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Entries for the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park open Wed 3rd May

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Entries for the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park open Wed 3rd May

The 2017 Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park organised by Eagle AC is coming up on Thursday the 18th of May at 8pm. As well as there being the usual 5k race, there is also a one mile race for juveniles (11-15 year olds).

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 Wednesday the 3rd of May....450 places will be available at 10am with the remaining 450 opening at 7pm.

5k Entries.......Closed. For updated info, visit the Eagle AC website

Update...Thurs 5th May...
7am...5k closed. Less than 30 entries for the 1 mile left.

5k Course...Following the success of last year, the same 5k route will be used in 2017. This will take in all areas of the Wildlife Park including the new Asian Sanctuary.

The entry fee includes free access to the park for two adults and two children on the night. Access will be controlled by the use of wristbands and will be open from 6:30pm.

There will also be a 20% discount voucher for John Buckley Sports. The savings on say a new pair of shoes would cover the entry fee.

Juvenile 1 Mile Race.....There is also a 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 100. Entries for this will open also on the 3rd of May in two batches...45 at 10am and 45 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 €8 including an online processing fee.

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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