Ballycara 5km

Ballycara 5km

The Ballycara 5km is a popular event that attracts all members of the family. The course starts at Pelican Park in Clontarf & progresses 2.5km along the Redcliffe foreshore before looping back to the finish line at Pelican Park. It is the perfect course for those looking to challenge themselves and friends, or just have a fun and fitness day with family and friends.

Race Info

Distance 5km
Start Time 8:00am
Start/Finish Line Pelican Park, 101 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
Age Categories 0-12 years 12-14 years 15-17 years 18-29 years 30-39 years 40-49 years 50-59 years 60-69 years 70-79 years 80-89 years 90+ years
Cut-off Time 1 hour 15 minutes. Entrants must reach interim check points by allocated times.
Timing Disposable Race Timing Chips located on the back of race bibs
Entrant Gift 2019 Jetty 2 Jetty Cap
Age Group Winners Medallions will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female winners in each age group based on Net Time. Medallions will be sent after the event.
Finishers Gift • Finishers Medallion • Finishers E-Certificate
Event Exclusions Please note that the following exclusions are in place for competitor safety: • Pets • Scooters • Bikes • Skates

2019 Race Pricing


Age Group

Early Entry

1 Feb - 17 Mar

Standard Entry

18 Mar - 8th July

Late Entry

9 July - 20 July

Half Marathon










5km – Adult





5km – Child

Under 18




3km – Adult





3km - Child

Under 18





Things You Should Know:

  • To receive a 10% Team discount, registrants must join a team by 22nd May
  • View the full 5km Course Map here
  • Entries from the 8th July will not receive a personalised bib name.
  • All registrations are subject to availability
  • Payment must be made via Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard or Visa) at the time of online registration
  • Entries to J2J are non-refundable
  • Refunds are not permitted in the unlikely event that the J2J is cancelled due to severe inclement weather
  • All Race transfers must be finalised by 3pm on Saturday 20th July, for shorter distance race transfers, no refunds are applicable. Additional costs will apply for transfers to longer distances - Find out more here
  • Race packs must be collected and will not be posted
  • For full Terms and Conditions please click here

For more information please view the FAQs.