The Heir Island 5k Fun is an annual event that takes place as part of the Active Islands Challenge which incorporates events on all seven West Cork Islands.

Suitable for all levels and abilities, this 5k Fun Run can be walked, jogged, or used as a test for your best time. You’ll enjoy taking in some spectacular scenery as the island offers you views across Roaringwater Bay, Long Island, Cape Clear, Fastnet and Sherkin. Just a short boat right from Cunnamore, the course includes road and some off-road paths and is hilly in parts.

The Fun Run is open to everyone, whether you’re running, jogging, or walking, come along and enjoy the views. You will finish with plenty of time to stay and enjoy a picnic or get involved in the annual Heir Island Regatta.

The Fun Run is conducted in conjunction with the Cork Sports Partnership.


The date for the next Fun Run will be announced in due time.

The entry fee is €10 for adults, €5 per child, and €15 for families. Every participant will receive an Active Islands Challenge t-shirt. Entry fee in support of the Heir Island Community Council. For more information and to register online, click here.