Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cork BHAA races return on the 24th of October 2021!!

Monday, October 04, 2021

Cork BHAA races return on the 24th of October 2021!!

The Cork Business Houses Athletic Association (Cork BHAA) have announced that they will be restarting on Sunday the 24th of October 2021 with a race in Little Island.

In an announcement, the Cork BHAA said... "We are pleased to announce our first race of the year on Sunday October 24th in Little Island. Registration will take place at Little Island Sports Hall with the race starting at 11am. While restrictions are due to be lifted on October 22, every effort will still be made to ensure the safety of all volunteers and runners. Further details will be posted closer to the date.

Any runner registered with us in 2020 will be deemed registered for this race."

They don't mention the distance but it's a 5k.

It's been so long since we last had a BHAA race that I had to look up the prices to be sure.

It's €5 for registered runners and €10 for non-reg.

The last Cork BHAA race was the CIT 5k on the 1st of March 2020. Did we ever think it would take this long to get back?

Update 20th Oct 2021

From the BHAA... Registration starts at 9.30am and will close at 10.50am so do try to get there as early as possible. Race costs are €5 for registered runners and €10 for non-registered runners.

As things stand, Covid restrictions may or may not be fully lifted by next Sunday. In light of this and the numbers of Covid cases at the moment, the following restrictions will apply on race day. This is a trial race for the BHAA to try and get going again. We want to make the race as enjoyable and safe as possible for everybody involved. If you do not agree with these restrictions, please do not come to the race.


Entrance to the hall will be via a queue outside the building to minimise numbers indoors at any time. Masks must be worn inside the hall and toilet areas.

Once registered, runners will be asked to leave via the emergency exit. There will be no waiting around inside the hall.

If you are with a group of runners, we advise having one person register for the group.


The race will start as usual with our traditional gun to finish line timing. However, please consider holding back and spacing out at the start to give each other room.

We hope to minimise the usual tunnel queuing at the finishline by making use of cameras and dictating bib numbers for results after. Please ensure your bib is visible to the front as you approach the finish line and complete the race.


There will be no post-race refreshments or prize-giving back at the hall.

Results will be posted on on Sunday evening.

Prizes at this race are only for top 3 registered men and women. These will be given out at the race itself or posted if you provided an address to us at registration.

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