Earlier Registration and Starting Times of 6pm and 6:30pm for Humphrey’s Memorial 5K

Siobhán Daly, winner of the 2022 5K road race is presented with the new Humphrey Murphy Memorial Perpetual Cup by the late Mr. Murphy’s brother John (left) and Pat Hartnett, PRO Castleisland Racing Festival Ltd after the June 2022 event in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy 17-6-2022

There is a change to the timing of the start of this Friday evening’s annual Humphrey Murphy 5K Road Race / Fun Run.

Due to the holding of the first of the summer series of graveyard Masses at 8pm on the same evening, registration time for the race has been brought forward to 6pm in the Desmonds Avenue area of Limerick Road.

The off, which usually goes from up the road near the Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club has been changed to the earlier time of 6:30pm.

The race is held in memory of the late North Cork native and house painter who died in a work-place accident here in Castleisland in May 2011.

Designated Starter

Humphrey’s father Leo had been the designated race starter since its inception in June 2012 and right up to the Covid-19 restriction era.

Leo passed away during the summer of 2021 but the Murphy and North Cork association with the Castleisland event continues as Humphrey’s brother John has taken on the role of race starter in recent years.

The womens race winner will also take home the fine Humphrey Murphy Memorial Cup which the committee, under the chairmanship of Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, sponsored before the 2022 event.

Proceeds to Glebe Lodge

All the proceeds from the race have always gone to a charity for which Humphrey ran many a mile on local roads in training and on roads elsewhere on which he earned the sponsorship cash for Glebe Lodge Residential Centre on the Brosna Road side of Kilbanivane.

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