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  • Writer's pictureBarra Oconnell

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:

  1. Race Day: Sunday 19th February 2023

  2. Race Number: Please wear your race number on the front of your t-shirt & on you outermost layer of clothing.

  3. Number Postage: If you selected number postage prior to the 8th of February you should have received your number in the post.

  4. 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

  5. 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)

  6. Toilet facilities: Available in the hall, some portaloos outside the hall and more at the start-line

  7. 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.

  8. Race start time is 11am Sharp!

  9. The finishing line is also located In the Waterpark Estate.

  10. A map outlining parking, registration, start & finish line and race route can be found here:

Map outlining Carrigaline Community Complex, Parking options & Start line area.

Prior to the race

  1. If you opted for the postal option, your number will have been posted to you.

  2. 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

  3. Please let us know as soon as possible of any problems with receipt of your number and we can resolve this for you.

  4. Please park responsibility and follow the instructions given by the carpark stewards.

At the start line

  1. Please listen to the stewards and the safety briefing, prior to the race start.

  2. There will be a lot of people in a small space, so take care of each other.

  3. 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.

  4. There will be a lead car at the front of the race and a lead cyclist with the leading man & lady.

During the Race

  1. 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.

  2. Listen to the stewards, they are there as volunteers for your safety.

  3. As this is a 5-mile race there will be no water stops on the course.

  4. 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

  1. Water will be provided at the finish line.

  2. 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.

  3. Please dispose of all waste in the bins provided

After the race

  1. The prize presentation will take place at approximately 12.30pm in the Carrigaline Community Complex.

  2. 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.

  3. Please exit the carpark safely

  4. The race results can be found at

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

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