The Eagle AC Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park will take place on Thursday the 18th of May 2017.
We plan to open online entries at the end of April.
Please keep an eye on our website eagleac.net and our FB page for further details.
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 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/
Eagle 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/
The 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/
The 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/
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…
Contact : For inquiries about the Cheetah Run, please use this form below…