Spike Island 5km Race

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Lace up your running shoes and prepare for an unforgettable experience at the Spike Island 5km Race! Returning this April, the unique event promises an adventure like no other – where else can you begin your race within the walls of a 200 year old fortress before making your
way around an iconic island surrounded by spectacular views of Cork Harbour.

The race kicks off at approximately 5:25 p.m, promising an adrenaline-fueled dash through the island’s scenic routes. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a leisurely walker, all are welcome to participate – runners can undertake the 5km route while there is a special 3km course tailored for walkers. Our dedicated marshals will be on hand to guide you and ensure you stay on track throughout.
After crossing the finish line, each participant will receive a special Spike Island medal and there will be a special medal ceremony to celebrate your triumphs, with awards for the fastest male and female runners.

So what are you waiting for? Embrace the challenge and create lasting memories at Spike Island. Boats depart from Cobh at 4pm and 4:45pm and tickets for this unique race event are on sale now. We’ll see you at the starting line!