Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k road race - Tues 23rd May 2023

Monday, May 22, 2023

Notice: Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k road race - Tues 23rd May 2023

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.

You can pre-enter this race by going to

You can also enter on the night but it really helps if you pre-enter so that they can have everything ready.

Please note that the race HQ is at the LEE ROWING CLUB near the Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium.

There will also be a draw for a free pair of NIKE Air Pegasus shoes for anyone who pre-enters! (...or similar in a brand of your choice)

Online entries will close around lunch time on Tuesday. Entries on the night close at 7:30pm so that they have time to input all the data.

Course ... The course will be the same as last year.

The 5km course is pretty much flat and fast. Note that there will be post race refreshments this year.

20% Discount...... 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........Since 2015, they have been using chip timing for this race and it has been very successful. Before that, there was 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.

You can also pre-enter at the John Buckley Sports shop which is across the river from the Opera House.

Race info below in a more detailed flyer...

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