The Great Railway Run Series 2015

          25k - Cork to Carrigaline, 9:30am, Sunday April 19th
    10k - Monkstown to Carrigaline, 10:45am, Sunday April 19th
        5k - Shanbally to Carrigaline, 11:30am, Sunday April 19th

             These courses have been measured by John Quigley, AIMS/IAAF Grade 'B' Measurer

This is an Athletics Ireland registered event, organised by Carrigaline & District Lions Club, in association with Carrigaline Road Runners AC

The Great Railway Run website
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Carrigaline Road Runners AC Facebook page
Carrigaline Road Runners AC website
Carrigaline & District Lions Club Facebook page
Carrigaline & District Lions Club Website

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Race Results:

April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April  2015

Entry Status

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were some 524 entries, a major increase on 2014, with approx 200 in each of the 25k and 10k respectively, and another 100 in the 5k. The comparable figures for 2014 were: 115, 122 and 58. With fine weather forcast for the rest of the week, Sunday's entry should prove a winner for Carrigaline & District Lions Club


The Great Railway Run - Locations


If you haven't already entered, you can still enter:

Phelan's Pharmacy, Kinsale Road - for Friday night entries, 6pm - 8pm

The Great Railway Run - Phelan's Pharmacy, Kinsale Road

Information from the Organiser's website

"Run the line for charity!

Location: Cork City to Carrigaline

When: Sunday 19th April, 2015

The Great Railway Run is a charity running event organised by the Carrigaline & District Lions Club with the support of Carrigaline Road Runners AC. The event features 5K, 10K and 25K distance options to accommodate as wide a range of participants as possible and takes place ​along the route of the old railway line from Cork city to Carrigaline. You can see a video of the old railway route here. The predominantly flat route passes through Blackrock, Mahon, Rochestown, Passage, Monkstown, Raffeen and Shanbally before finally chugging into Carrigaline. This event has been moved from November to April to assist runners who are preparing for Cork City Marathon. The 25K is an ideal event to test pace and fitness before the marathon.
In aid of Carrigaline Youth Centre
Proceeds from this event will go towards the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre Project which is building a new state of the art Youth Facility in the heart of Carrigaline. You can take a virtual tour of the new centre here. The centre is expected to open in summer 2015.


The 25K run will start at 9:30am in Centre Park Road and follow the old railway line that skirts the shores of Cork Harbour. The race will finish in Carrigaline on the Crosshaven road.

The 10K run will be held on the same day along the latter part of the same route with a separate start in Monkstown at 10:45am and also finish in Carrigaline on the Crosshaven road.

The 5K run/walk will start in Shanbally at 11:30am and also finish in Carrigaline on the Crosshaven road.

Those who pre-register by post or on-line will qualify for a discount on the entry fee.

Transport will be provided for runners from Carrigaline to Cork and Monkstown before and after the 10K/25K races. Please indicate your transport requirements on the entry form. Where possible, participants are encouraged to provide their own transport as places are limited. See our FAQ page for more information.

Timing - Individual chip timing for all categories on professionally measured courses. There are lots of prizes in each category and every participant will receive a medal which we have commissioned especially for the event.

Event Shop -The following item will be available for sale in the GAA hall immediately after the race.
Dare 2B high vis technical top (limited quantity available)      €15

All proceeds to charity."


25k Course on MapMyRun
The 25k starts, at 9:30am, on Centre Park Road, close to the Victoria Road Roundabout. The 10k starts at, 10:45am, at the 15k mark, by the car-park exit, in Monkstown, while the 5k starts at, at 11:30am, at the 20k mark, just after the roundabout in Shanbally
The Great Railway Run - Course Map

Course Elevation Profile

The Great Railway Run - Route Elevation

Photos from the 2014 event
25k Results 2014

10k Results 2014
5k Results 2014

25k Start - Centre Park Road, Cork

The Great Railway Run - Start - Centre Park Road

10k Start - Monkstown Car Park

The Great Railway Run - 10k Start - Monkstown Car Park

5k Start - Shanbally

The Great Railway Run - 5k Start - Shanbally

Finish for all 3 events

The Great Railway Run - Finish line - Carrigaline