Thursday, February 27, 2014

Notice...The Great Island 10 mile road race, Cobh - Sun 13th Apr 2014

So far in 2014, all of the 10 mile road races have proved to be hugely popular. The Dungarvan 10 and Mallow 10 both reached their entry limits a lot earlier than previous years while the 2,300 online entries for the 2014 Ballycotton 10 sold out in about 90 minutes.

The next big 10 mile road race coming up in Cork is the Great Island 10 in Cobh on Sunday, the 13th of April 2014 at 10:30am. Last year, they got 611 with a big community effort to make sure that it's a success and it's looks likely to be equally popular again this year.

All of the proceeds from this race go towards the Irish Cancer Society. When this race was first set up in 2010, the organisers had a target of raising €100,000 in the space of 5 years. Last year in 2013, they hit the €100k mark one year early. The aim now is to build on that success and to continue to raise much needed funds for this charity.

Entries....You can enter online HERE for €19.50 including all costs.

Link to postal entries to follow...

The race website is HERE.

5 km fun run / walk...A 5km walk / run will take place on the same day for those less inclined to run 10 miles but want to be a part of the day. Leaving from the Community Centre @ 10.00am (30 mins before the main event) and will finish at the G.P.O. There is no entry fee for the walk / run but entrants would be expected to take sponsorship cards which are available from Sonya Murphy on 087 7904895 or email

Course Preview...A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE

Photo Credit : Colm McDonagh Photography

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