Beara A.C. Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race


A scenic course with some challenging hills starting and ending in the village - 2019 race Saturday 9th November 2.30pm

The Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race takes place every November, two weeks after the Dublin Marathon. Organised by Beara A.C. it is Race 3 of the Autumn 5 Mile Series.  The challenging course begins and ends in the village and is a great test to even the toughest of runners. This year will be the 6th Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race.

 See Eyeries Five Mile Facebook page 

  • Over 60 individual prizes
  • Athletics Ireland permit
  • Club standard race
  • Accurately timed
  • AIMS/IAAF course measured
  • Refreshments after in Eyeries Hall
  • Main sponsor Murphy's Supervalu, Castletownbere
  • Fund raising for Berehaven Red Cross Defibrillator Group and Beara A.C.


Some great results for all ages and abilities

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!

  • Special rate for children - pay on the day


Download Race Day Information here

Important Information

Essentials for Race Day:

  • The race begins in Eyeries Village at 2.30pm on Saturday 9th November 2019
  • Please be at the Race HQ in Eyeries Hall by 1.30pm. Parking will be available nearby. There will be no street parking in Eyeries Village on the day
  • Please follow our stewards' instructions
  • Race HQ is a short walk from the parking area
  • All race participants must go to Race HQ to collect their numbers 

  • Pre-registered - pick up Race Numbers and pins
  • Registering on the day - €12 per person
  • Registration on the day will begin at 12 noon
  • Last registration at 2.15pm (15 mins before race start)

  • ALL participants in the race MUST wear their race bib and have it clearly visible on the front
  • Changing facilities, bag drop and toilets are available in Race HQ
  • The start line is 600m from Race HQ - turn left out of Hall and it is approx. 10 minute walk to the start line

  • The route is a left handed (anti-clockwise course
  • Participants are requested to follow stewards' requests and keep to the left-hand side of the road
  • Should you need assistance during the race please inform a steward. We have first-aiders, St. John's Ambulance Service and a Medical Doctor at the event
  • There will be water stops along the course
  • Teas and coffees and refreshments will be available at Race HQ after the race
  • Prize winners will be announced in Race HQ after the race

Enjoy the race and enjoy your day in Eyeries!