The Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race takes place every November, two weeks after the Dublin Marathon. It is organised by an enthusiastic group of runners who delight in putting on a great show with competitors coming from near and far to participate. The challenging course begins and ends in the village and is a great test to even the toughest of runners.
The course record is held by Alan O’Shea of Bantry A.C. His winning time of 25:50 in 2016 will be a tough record to beat. The same day saw the fastest time for a female when Ardgroom girl, Shauna Doelken-O’Shea, then seventeen years old crossed the line in a super 32:52.
You don't have to be a serious runner to take part. You don't even have to run - walkers are welcome too. From young to not so young, you are welcome!
The Eyeries 5 Mile Road race is sponsored by Murphy’s Super Valu, Castletownbere and many of our local businesses. It is only possible with the support of an ever reliable army of volunteers and helpers from Eyeries. Sure where else would you get it!
This year’s race takes place on Saturday November 10th 2018, start time as ever is 2:30pm.
Details of registration can be found on Eyeries Five-Mile Facebook Page. Be there!
Top - Lorraine Crowley
Pat Sheehan & Aaron Hanley coming through the village on the first mile
Middle - Lorraine Crowley
Pauline Duggan, Geraldine O'Donoghue, Mags O'Neill, Annalene Rowland and Karen Crowley enjoying the post-run tea in Eyeries Hall
Bottom - Paul Gallagher
Colin Herlihy, Eagle AC & Shauna Doelken-O'Shea at mile four marker