Organised by Eagle AC, in conjunction with Fota
Wildlife Park, and sponsored by John Buckley Sports
and Laya Healthcare , The Cheetah Run will
place at 8pm on Thursday May 16th 2013. The 4 mile course will
held on private roads entirely within the grounds of Fota Wildlife
Park and the adjacent Fota Estate, and completely off the public roads.
inside Fota Wildlife Park, the race takes in
about 1.5 laps of Fota Wildlife Park, before heading out onto the Public
area of the island, after about 1.5 miles, passing by the Scouting
Ireland campsite, before continuing on past Fota House, arboretum and gardens. After the gardens, the race turns back into the Wildlife Park, through the new entrance plaza and then takes in another full lap of Fota Wildlife Park. The
finish is close to the old Wildlife Park entrance.
Because this race is being run through a wildlife park, where there
obstacles, including free roaming animals and birds, the wearing of
of any kind is absolutely prohibited during the race. The organisers
reserve the right to physically remove any headphone wearer from the
race. In addition, headphone wearers who manage to come through the
finish area may be removed from the results sheets.
Start is close to the Cheetah enclosure
race start is the same as last year. Competitors will approach the start
behind, i.e. directly from the entrance but the race will then head
towards the restaurant
She’s lean, she’s mean, she’s fast, she’s hungry and ….
She’s waiting for YOU!!!
towards Fota Wildlife Park main
entrance from the start line,
but looking in the opposite direction to the route
MapMyRun route map . Note: Change setting to satellite view to see the route in detail. Click on view elevation option also.
Restaurant, turn left and head back towards the entrance, before coming back to this junction and turning right and out of the Wildlife Park
this road on the way out and on the way back,
so we are asking the slower runners to please keep to the right hand
the way out, or they may impede the leaders returning.
Pass Fota House
and gardens on the
If you blink, or run too
fast, you'll miss this!
through the barriers – they will be up!!
The 2 mile mark is approx. half way along the Public Works Road towards Fota House
Finish area: The runners will be coming towards the camera, with the finish line in the background.
house and cheetah enclosures on the right.
Passing back through
the start line, you
now have approx. 400m to go to the finish - be sure to look to your right to see the cheetahs pacing up and down, watching their 'food' run past!