Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: Newmarket 5k road race - Sun 3rd Dec 2023

Monday, November 27, 2023

Notice: Newmarket 5k road race - Sun 3rd Dec 2023

This popular 5 km road race is coming up in the town of Newmarket in North-West Cork on Sunday the 3rd of December 2023. This is a fast 5k course and gets a good turnout every year. The race starts at 1pm.

Entries HERE

As you can see from the race flyer above, one of the main attractions this year is that there is a long sleeve dry-fit top included in the entry.

If you do quite a few road races, you generally end up with plenty of dry fit tops. Most of them will be short sleeve and only suitable for running in the warmer months. It's the long sleeve ones that you keep going back to especially in the winter months when you want to keep your arms warm. Even if you're wearing a running jacket, it's just nicer to have a long sleeve top underneath.

Note that there is a new race HQ this year.

For quite a while, the race HQ was at the Hi-Lands. This year, it's at the Newmarket CYMS building (Eircode - P51 V596) which is next to the entrance to St Mary’s church in the centre of the town.

This is actually very close to the old race HQ which was at the High Street Bar.

According to the organisers, it's 1.5km from start line and 0.9km from the finish line 

New race HQ for 2023

As always, there are lots of generous prizes on offer.

From Duhallow AC... "‘’One of the Fastest 5ks in Ireland‘’
Great race for a PB
All Fitness Levels Welcome
1st Athlete home wins the Jerh Murphy Perpetual Cup

Prize Fund (ALL CASH)
€300 1st Man and Woman
Cash Prize for Breaking course Record – (Men’s- 14:06) (Women’s – 15.49)
1st Six men and Women
1st Three Juniors Boys & Girls
1st Three Veterans Men over 40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80
1st Three Veterans Women over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60,65,70,75,80
Wheelchair Category 1st & 2nd Prizes

Contact: Donie 086-8149970, Jerry 086-8050821, Jerh 087-3831171, Shane 086-1672153"

Course Preview...Lots more info including directions, photos, course details, etc can be seen HERE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, is it possible to register on the day? Just missed out for online entries