Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k road race - Tues 22nd May 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Notice...Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k road race - Tues 22nd May 2018

The big race in Cork City this week is of course the Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k on Tuesday. In contrast to the miserable wet weather on Monday, the forecast for today is for a nice sunny evening.

Update :  
a) Online entries closing Tuesday lunchtime. ( raffle confined to online entries for Nike Pegasus)
b) Entries taken on the night up to 7.30 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
c) Parking:  plenty parking in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Stadium and surrounding areas.
d) No parking on Monaghan road side of Stadium - Residential Area 

The annual John Buckley Sports 5k road race is one of the most popular races in Cork City and always attracts a large crowd. Organised in conjunction with the Cork BHAA, this race is suitable for all types of runner...from the serious to the more casual runner. The entry fee is only €5 for Cork BHAA registered runners or €10 for non-reg runners.

Located near the Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium, this is a flat and fast 5k course. The big change this year is that registration is in the newly refurbished Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium... the first road race to have its HQ there! There is also plenty of parking in the area.

20% Discount Vouchers......As per last year, John Buckley Sports will be giving out 20% discount to all finishers in the race. Just hang on to your race number and present it in the shop to avail of the 20% discount. It will apply to any purchases in their shop which is across from the Opera House in the heart of Cork City. Needless to say, the amount you save with the discount may well exceed the race entry so they are well worth getting. Note that the discount is not restricted to just one item. When you are using it, you can buy several products at the one time and get 20% off the lot. There is also no expiry date on the race number discount so you can use it anytime.

Chip Timing........For the last four years, they have been using chip timing at this race and it has been very successful. In previous years, there have been problems with too many runners finishing at the same time filling up the finishing chutes. With the introduction of chip timing, that problem has now been eliminated. All you need to do on the night is to cross the finish queues.

Entries.....€5 for registered BHAA runners and €10 for non-reg. You can enter on the night OR you can enter beforehand if you want to avoid the queues. Your choices are to enter online by going to the John Buckley Sports website or you can call into the shop which is directly across from the Opera House in Cork City.

Pre-enter online for the John Buckley Sports 5k and you'll automatically be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Nike Pegasus runners.

In addition to the chip timing, there will be the usual post race refreshments back at Pairc Ui Chaoimh afterwards.

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

More race info below in a more detailed flyer...

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