About Us

Ballincollig parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in The Regional Park, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in O’Brien’s in the Tesco store in Ballincollig - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Healthy Ireland: Healthy Ireland is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland. Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier for longer. Healthy Ireland’s goals are to: Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life; Reduce health inequalities; Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing; Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

  • HSE: The evidence base for promoting an active lifestyle for well-being is well documented. Mass participation & community events are being heralded for their potential to get people started and help those who have committed to the change to stay moving. Through the HSE’s Get Ireland Active initiative we are a proud supporter of parkrun and firmly believe that such an event will serve as a fantastic enhancement to the community of Ballincollig

  • Cork County Council: Local authority for Cork County

  • Cork Sports Partnership: The Cork Sports Partnership remains committed to support communities in Cork to set up parkrun events and create the opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get active and remain active. The parkrun in Ballincollig is a great benefit to the local community and we are delighted to support this exciting new parkrun event.

    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun. parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

    parkrun Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-12-04Jamie OldenBallincollig€100.00€100.00€0.00
    2019-03-19Smithline BeechamBallincollig€500.00€500.00€0.00Donation to event
    2018-10-09BeActiveBallincollig€30.00€30.00€0.00European Week of Sport donation
    2018-09-29Deirdre WalshBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-08-31Gearoid LennonBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00Ballincollig AED fundraiser.
    2018-08-04Alan O HalloranBallincollig€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2018-07-28Maretta BrennanBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00On behalf of Kerry Constant for AED
    2018-07-28Maretta BrennanBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-07-24Justine RudkinBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00Ballincollig AED fundraiser.
    2018-07-22Ian CullinaneBallincollig€40.00€40.00€0.00Defib funds
    2018-07-21Mary BurnsBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-07-21Mary BurnsBallincollig€0.10€0.10€0.00
    2018-07-21Sean DonovanBallincollig€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2018-07-21Maria MadiganBallincollig€25.00€25.00€0.00Defibrillator fund
    2018-07-21Jacqueline O BrienBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00defibrillator
    2018-07-11Karl ButtimerBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00For AED at Ballincollig Parkrun
    2018-07-10Stephen BrazilBallincollig€5.00€5.00€0.00
    2018-07-08Padraig O SullivanBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00Defibrillator
    2018-07-07John McCannBallincollig€50.00€50.00€0.00Defibrilator donation
    2018-07-07Elizabeth O ConnorBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-07-07Wendy KnottBallincollig€20.00€20.00€0.00For AED Ballincollig
    2018-07-07james mc carthyBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-07-04Ballincollig Athl Cl JBBallincollig€50.00€50.00€0.00For AED from Ballincollig Athletic Club
    2018-07-02John KissaneBallincollig€5.00€5.00€0.00
    2018-07-01John MurphyBallincollig€25.00€25.00€0.00
    2018-06-24Helga WestonBallincollig€25.00€25.00€0.00
    2018-06-24Nevil ScottBallincollig€25.00€25.00€0.00For the defibrillator
    2018-06-23Siobhan KennyBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-06-23Paul KellyBallincollig€25.00€25.00€0.00
    2018-06-21Martin ButlerBallincollig€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2018-06-19Joseph MurphyBallincollig€20.05€20.05€0.00
    2018-06-19Joseph MurphyBallincollig€0.25€0.25€0.00
    2018-06-17Michael RingBallincollig€25.00€25.00€0.00Well Done, fantastic event. Hopefully I
    2018-06-17Suzanne QuirkeBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00for AED
    2018-06-16Fiona CunninghamBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-06-16Anthony PattersonBallincollig€5.00€5.00€0.00
    2018-06-16LIAM O RIORDANBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-06-16Don FitzgeraldBallincollig€20.00€20.00€0.00Great cause - wel done to all. Thank you.
    2018-06-16Colette RyanBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-06-16Aisling MulcahyBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-06-16Maeve CotterBallincollig€5.00€5.00€0.00
    2018-06-16niamh sheehanBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-06-16Suzanne QuirkeBallincollig€10.00€10.00€0.00for AED, from David Downes UK
    2018-05-28John KissaneBallincollig€2.00€2.00€0.00
    2017-09-08TescosBallincollig€244.57€244.57€0.00Support for Ballincollig
    2017-02-13Tesco community fundBallincollig€324.79€324.79€0.00Donation from Tesco community fund


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-09-13Ballincollig€1100.00purchase AED
    2018-09-16Ballincollig€83.00AED pads and extras
    2019-05-29Ballincollig€36.90Selfie frame
    2019-08-05Ballincollig€92.00Replacement tokens
    2019-11-22Ballincollig€201.00pacer bibs
    2019-11-22Ballincollig€27.53extra pacer bibs