Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice : Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 17th Feb 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Notice : Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 17th Feb 2019

Eagle AC are organising their annual 5 mile road race in Carrigaline on Sunday, the 17th of February 2019 at 11am.

While you can enter on the day of the race, you can also pre-enter from via the link below.

The pre-entry link is

Everyone who pre-enters will be put into a draw for a €30 One4All voucher.

The race is organised by Eagle AC, has an Athletics Ireland permit and has been accurately measured by Jones Counter. More info on the Eagle AC race page.

Location...The town of Carrigaline is only five miles south of the South Ring Road so it is within easy reach of Cork City. Race HQ is at the local community sports hall where runners can enter on the day. For those who pre-enter in advance, they can skip the queues there and pick up their numbers at the pre-entry desk.

The race is sponsored by The Edge Sports Shop

Route Preview.........A preview with maps, directions and details of the course can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

It's great that a small portion of the entry price is going to a good cause but €15 seems a bit excessive for a 5 mile road race.

John Desmond said...

I think a lot of races are going to feel the pressure as the standard €10 entry fee for a race has been like that for years while costs have continued to go up.

The Carrigaline race will have chip timing for the first time this year, a charity element and a full range of category prizes which all add up.

Anonymous said...

Nice race but I do believe 15 euros is steep. Considering they also get sponsorship...

Unknown said...

If you're someone who looks to compete in a road race every other week then these prices would hit the pocket very quickly. I'm sure chip timing makes the organisation of the race easier for the people who have to organise the race and I understand that but I don't think chip timing has a benefit to runners for any race that doesn't have a very large amount of entries. Category prizes are also irrelevant to the vast majority of the entrants.

Anonymous said...

€15 is just too much to ask for a 5 miler.

€5 is the right amount as proven by The Ballycotton Summer Series over many many years.

They had the right ethos, they set the example for others to follow, unfortunately too many clubs & organizations are jumping on the bandwagon by using road racing as a fundraising opportunity.

Adding to what the previous poster said, if you're a regular, you won't be attending those over-priced races anyway, hence the general overall below par finishing times across all grades.

it's easy to see why the park-runs have become so popular, just my tuppence worth anyhow, enjoy the running no matter where it takes you.