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The sixth annual ‘Great Island 10 Mile Road Race’ – Sunday 12th April 2015



Photographs: Copyright Mike Bardsley. Express permission required for use.

Photographs: Copyright Mike Bardsley. Express permission required for use.

The sixth annual ‘Great Island 10 Mile Road Race’ takes place on April 12th 2015 at 10.30am and once again it is being arranged for the benefit of the Irish Cancer Society, with special emphasis on Palliative Care.  A new 4 Mile Road Race will also take place on the same day for those less inclined to run the 10 Mile.  If all the above are not for you and you still want to be part of the day then come along and join us in our Sponsored Walk leaving at 10.00am from the Community Centre or alternatively hold a fundraiser e.g. cake sale, coffee morning, pancake afternoon and contact us for a sponsor card. This is a great family day out while also raising awareness to the cause.  All events will finish at the GPO in the centre of the town to disco music.  For more details on any of the above please visit our website. 

This year the run takes on an extra dimension with the introduction of our 4 Mile Road Race which will start at Super Value @ 10.45am  We hope to see this grow over the coming years but this is only possible with your support.

Our very own Sonia O Sullivan along with Cork Footballer, Graham Canty have both over the years leant great support to this race. For that we are very grateful. 

The feedback from those taking part over the last couple of years has been extremely positive and reflects very favourably on the race itself, the scenery that Cobh has to offer and the support the runners receive from local residents. All this has combined to make this event a very enjoyable experience for all involved.


The object of this exercise is to raise as much money as possible to ensure that the Palliative Care service is available for those unfortunate enough to need it.

Palliative care offers cancer sufferers the opportunity to spend their remaining time in the relative comfort of their own homes surrounded by those they love while ensuring them the dignity and privacy that only a home can offer.  It is impossible to put a price on such a service  and it’s free.

We are looking for people to run, walk, help with stewarding or hold fundraisers for us. Sponsorship cards are available from and she can also be contacted on 087 7904895. 

Anyone with any inquires can contact Roslyn Crotty on 087 1327557


 In assoc. with Ballymore Cobh AC – Permit Granted by A A I

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