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Eagle AC The Cheetah Run 5k Road Race 2022

Thursday 19 May 2022, 20:00

Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
Fota Wildlife Park, Carrigtwohill, Cork 5km Road No Yes John Quigley

The Cheetah Run 2022

Fota Wildlife Park

8pm Thursday May 19th 2022


This event is run under an Athletics Ireland permit/licence

Organised and hosted by Eagle AC
This course was measured by John Quigley, AIMS/IAAF Grade 'A' Measurer


 cheetah run 5k flyer 2022

 Cheetah Run 5K Flyer 2022





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Event Details

Cheetah Run Promo 2017

Paralympian Niamh McCarthy, who launched the 2017 event, with members of Belgooly AC


Fota Wildlife Park Location

Cheetah Run Fota Wildlife Park Location


The Cheetah Run Key Locations

Cheetah Run Race Locations


5k Road Race

Because of changes within Fota Wildlife Park, including the opening of the new African Savannah tiger enclosure, the traditional 4 Mile route was altered, in 2017, to include the new areas within Fota Wildlife Park.  As a result, the distance has been reduced to 5k

Juvenile 1 Mile 

In 2017, a 1 Mile race was introduced, for Juveniles aged 11 to 15 years.  Entry is limited to 200 Juveniles.  This event will be chip timed, and will start at 7:15pm, while the main event, the 5k, will start at 8pm


Entry Information

Entry for both 1 Mile and 5k events is entirely online, and will open Online entries open on Friday April 8th


There will be NO entries available on race night

Entry fee is €15 (+ processing fee) for the 5k

Entry fee for the 1 mile Junior race is €8 (+ processing fee), with a medal for all finishers. Places are limited to 100


Free access to Fota Waildlife Park for a small family group is included in for both 5k and 1 Mile entries




NO ENTRIES will be taken on the day - Pre-Entry only

Number Transfer is NOT permitted

General Information

These events will be Chip Timed


The following are NOT permitted in Fota Wildlife Park

  • Buggies are NOT permitted in this race
  • Baby strollers are NOT permitted in this race
  • Headphones are NOT permitted in this race

The following are NOT permitted in Fota Wildlife Park

  • Dogs
  • Balls
  • Balloons


The Cheetah Run 5k Route Information

 The Cheetah Run 5k Route on MapMyRun

Cheetah Run 5k Road Race Course Route Map


Course Elevation Profile

Cheetah Run 5k Road Race Course Elevation Profile

The course elevation profile above isn't quite as bad as it looks.

1) The presence of quite a bit of tree cover 'fools' Googlemaps into thinking that the tree tops is the road surface

2) The range illustrated below is between about 10 and 50 ft, and all climbs are gentle slopes, except for one short sharp incline


About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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