Race : Cheetah Run, Fota Wildlife Park


The club’s annual Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park was held on Thursday the 18th of May.

1 Kieran MCKEOWN Watergrasshill AC M40 16:54
2 Shane COONEY Brothers Pearse AC MS 17:03
3 Bryan CROWLEY Watergrasshill AC M40 17:05
33 Niamh CRONIN St Finbarrs AC F40 20:05 20:04
37 Ronnie BARRY Bandon AC F40 20:15 20:14
49 Sheila BUCKLEY Midleton AC F35 20:40 20:38

The full results can be seen HERE


L-R…Chairman of Eagle AC…Colin O’Herlihy, 2017 Cheetah Run 5k winner Kieran McKeown & Ian Brennan of Laya Healthcare


L-R…Chairman of Eagle AC…Colin O’Herlihy, 2017 Cheetah Run 5k winner Niamh Cronin  & Ian Brennan of Laya Healthcare



Please note that John Buckley Sports are offering a 20% discount if you bring your race number into their store for the 2 weeks after the race.



fota_logoFota Wildlife Park has been listed as one of Ireland’s Top Ten visitor attractions (CSO 2010) and is the most popular tourist destination in Cork. Hundreds of thousands visit the park every year. Fota is a non-profit organisation and is also a registered charity. It is completely self-financing, relying entirely on gate receipts and membership fees for its income, and any financial surpluses generated are reinvested in order improve infrastructure and promote the company’s core objectives of conservation, education and research. Their website is http://www.fotawildlife.ie/

laya_logo-AIGEagle AC are delighted to have the continued sponsorship of Laya Healthcare for the Cheetah Run. Laya Healthcare is one the of leading health insurance companies in the country and provides coverage for nearly half a million people.

Their website is http://www.layahealthcare.ie/

jbs-logo2The club would also like to acknowledge the continuing sponsorship of John Buckley Sports for this years race. John Buckley has been a great supporter of road races and athletics in the Cork region over the years and is one of the main shops in Cork for running  gear.

Their website can be found at http://johnbuckleysports.com/

brooks_logoThe club would like to welcome Brooks Running on board as a sponsor. Brooks Running are one of the major brands for running gear worldwide and have a wide selection of running shoes and apparel for men and women.

Their website for the UK and Ireland is http://brooksrunning.co.uk/


Race details…

5km course…


One mile course for juveniles…


In May of each year, Eagle Athletic Club organise the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park in Cork. Since its inception, it has been one of the most popular races in the Cork area and sells out every year. Covering a distance of 5kms, this is the only race of its kind in Europe with runners running on roads through a wildlife park.

This race video gives a flavour of what the race in the wildlife park is like…

Previous results : … 20172016 … 2015 … 2014201320122011

Contact : For inquiries about the Cheetah Run, please use this form below…


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