Open Cross Country Race

The 2023 race was a great success. Thank you to all involved: those running, organising, marshalling, stewarding, sponsoring and supporting.

Hopefully see you back in September 2024. Details to be announced Summer 2024.

Watch this Space!

2023 Details

St. Finbarr’s A.C. are delighted to organise a new race at the beginning of the cross country season.

10th September 2023 at Cork Showgrounds, Curraheen

Expression of Interest Required:

💥 Open to all adults! Club registered and non-club registered runners!

👊 Great way to start off the Cross Country season ahead – Get back on the grass!

👊 Great way to give Cross Country a try without yet being registered with a club.

📣 Calling all solo runners, social runners, club runners, trail runners and park runners!!

Entry: €10 (on the day)

Race Timetable

💥12.00 Beginners/ Intro to XC race AND O60 Men and Women  4km

💥12.30 Open Womens (including masters 0/40 & 0/50) 6km

💥13.00 Open Mens (including masters O/40 & O/50) 6km

Prize giving & tea and sandwiches at Cork Show Grounds (sponsored by the Kingsley) post race at the venue.

There will also be ‘ Recovery Boots’ from Beo Arís available to try out. Put the legs up with your cup of tea 😄.

We have a fab prize package including overnight stays at the Kingsley Hotel or Fota Island with breakfast included for winners of the 6km races (Men’s and Womens) AND 1st man & woman over the line in the 4km race.


6km Races: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st O40, O50 (Male and Female)

4km Beginners and O60 Race: 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 1st place O60 (Male & Female)

Prizes from our sponsors the Kingsley (Title Sponsor) , Beo Arís ( formerly elite sports recovery) , ECON solar, + more!

Kind thanks also to our venue spinsor MSP (making safety personal) and to the lads at the Runners Diary Podcast in helping with race promotion.

Don’t forget to register an expression of interest with us if you plan to run on the day!

Athletics Ireland event license 23/272.

Kindly Sponsored by:

Kingsley Hotel
MSP – Making Safety Personal

For any questions or enquiries please email