Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k 2019



“People need people.” Terry O’Gara

The Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k Road Race is an annual race (in March/April time), open to all, held in memory of our dearly beloved and much-missed former chairman who passed away in 2012.

The flat, fast, largely traffic-free course will now take place at Cobalt Business Park, starting from the West Allotment Country Park.

This years event will be held on Sunday April 28th.

Online entries are now open!!


Entries upto January 31st 2019 will be £11 with a £2 discount available to British Athletics/UKA members.

Entry from February 1st 2019 will be £14 with a £2 discount available to British Athletics/UKA members.

Entry on the day (subject to a maximum field of 350) £16 with a £2 discount available to British Athletics/UKA members.

There is also a fantastic one mile Fun Run for youngsters and partners who are not able to compete in the full 5k race.

Race Day Information

08:30 – On the day entries and number collection

Spud and Lettuce Café, Cobalt Business Park, Silver Fox Way, NE27 0QJ
Google Maps Location

10:00 – Junior Fun Run

£3 for Fun Run (entry on the day only)
All competitors get a goody bag and medal.

10:30 – The 8th Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k

Every 5k finisher receives a commemorative t-shirt.
Cash prizes for our first three males and females over the finish line.

Additional prizes are available for the first finishers in the following age categories;
Male over 40, 50, 60 & 70.
Female 35, 45, 55 & 65.

£100 for male and female course record.

Male record is 14:48 ran by Cameron Boyek in 2016
Female record is 16:15 ran by Stacey Smith in 2017

11:30 (approx) – Prize presentations

Held at the Spud and Lettuce Café.


Available close to Race HQ at Cobalt Unit 30

Read all about the 2018 event here.
Read all about the 2017 event here.
Read all about the 2016 event here.

To see a video of Terry in his last race, representing England in 2011, click here.
Thank-you to Terry’s family for letting us show this remarkable footage.