Race Day Information for The 34th Annual Tommy Ryan Memorial, Carrigaline 5 Mile Road Race.

RACE DAY INFORMATION 11 am Sunday 19th February 2023

Important Information:

  • Race Day: Sunday 19th February 2023
  • Race Number: Please wear your race number on the front of your t-shirt & on you outermost layer of clothing.
  • Number Postage: If you selected number postage prior to the 8th of February you should have received your number in the post.
  • Number Collection: For entries received after the 8th of February, or where postage was not a selected option, your numbers will be available for collection from 9:30am in Carrigaline Community Complex, Church Rd, Carrigaline Middle, Carrigaline.  (Map location: RJ77+W4 Carrigaline, County Cork) Eircode P43 TK70
  • Race Parking: Please allow enough time for parking, number collection and getting to the start line. Be aware that there will be up to 400 people looking for parking in a community area so this can take time. Parking at the Carrigaline Community Complex will be exclusively for wheelchair athletes or local community groups who use this on a weekly basis. We encourage all runners to use the Carpark opposite the park on both the bypass road and the Church road sides of the park. (Please see map below)
  • Toilet facilities: Available in the hall, some portaloos outside the hall and more at the start-line
  • The start line is located in the Waterpark Estate, please see map for details. This is a 10-minute walk from the Carrigaline Community complex.
  • Race start time is 11am Sharp!
  • The finishing line is also located In the Waterpark Estate.
  • A map outlining parking, registration, start & finish line and race route can be found here: https://munsterraceroutes.blogspot.com/2013/01/cork001.html
Map outlining Carrigaline Community Complex, Parking options & Start line area.

Prior to the race

  • If you opted for the postal option, your number will have been posted to you.
  • For all on-line registrations after the 8th of February, or where postage was not a selected option, your numbers will be available for collection in the Carrigaline Community Complex from 9:30am
  • Please let us know as soon as possible of any problems with receipt of your number and we can resolve this for you.
  • Please park responsibility and follow the instructions given by the carpark stewards.

At the start line

  • Please listen to the stewards and the safety briefing, prior to the race start.
  • There will be a lot of people in a small space, so take care of each other.
  • There is a very quick downhill start to this race. If you feel there are faster runners in the race, please let them start in front of you to avoid collisions.
  • There will be a lead car at the front of the race and a lead cyclist with the leading man & lady.

During the Race

  • Our race does not permit the use of headphones of any kind, you need be aware of the people around you, you also need to be aware of on-coming traffic.
  • Listen to the stewards, they are there as volunteers for your safety.
  • As this is a 5-mile race there will be no water stops on the course.
  • The course is on main roads open to traffic. Please keep to the left-hand side of the road. The Gardai and stewards will be on hand to ensure your safety, but please do take care and run safely.

At the finish line

  • Water will be provided at the finish line.
  • Refreshments: Tea, coffee, sandwiches, cakes & biscuits will be available in the Carrigaline Community Complex after the race. Please keep the flow of people moving through the Hall to allow all participants to access the post-race refreshments.
  • Please dispose of all waste in the bins provided

After the race

  • The prize presentation will take place at approximately 12.30pm in the Carrigaline Community Complex.
  • There will be donation boxes available for any participants or family members who may like to make an additional donation to our charity partners:  Carrigaline Meals on Wheels & Carrigaline Forόige Youth Diversion Project.
  • Please exit the carpark safely
  • The race results can be found at myrunresults.com.

Our Sponsors

We are very grateful to our sponsors The Edge Spots & Coughlan DeKeyser Architects for helping to make this event possible. We hope you enjoy our event, and we are delighted that we can once again offer post-race refreshments in the Carrigaline Community Complex.  

Thank you all for supporting our Eagle AC club race & we hope you all enjoy the event.

If you have any concerns or queries you can contact us by email on eagleraces@gmail.com