Athletics Track

The Mardyke Athletics Track

In line with Government, HSE and University protocols the UCC Department of Sport & Physical Activity (DSPA) has put a number of measures in place to ensure the safe use of the Athletics Track for all its members, clubs and groups.

1. NO un-authorised users  Only Track members and authorised group / club bookings permitted on the track


2. Dressing Rooms & Toilets  Until further notice dressing rooms will remain closed, however the toilets will be accessible


3. Individual Track Membership.  All individual users must ensure they have a valid and in date Track Membership (CLICK HERE to activate membership.

Please note all membership start 1st August for 2021/22.  Please email if you have any queries regarding your membership.

–          Current UCC Students – use student ID # to log attendance at kiosk

–          UCC Staff – register via the link above, then proceed to log attendance at kiosk using staff ID #

–          U18 member – must have a parent/guardian onsite to supervise from track perimeter.

–          Members must follow DSPA protocols in place – hand sanitisation, register attendance, one way entry / exit

–          No access to track during group / club booked sessions (CLICK HERE to find out when a group booking is on the track, select go to this week)

Please note, membership of the Mardyke Arena does NOT include the outdoor athletics track

4. All group / club bookings must be made in advance with the DSPA CLICK HERE Each group / club booking will need to ensure it complies with the following

1.      Follow guidelines and recommendations of their National Governing Body

2.      Provide contact details for club representative responsible for COVID Compliance

3.      Provide up to date insurance cover including COVID

4.      Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before start time

5.      Must follow DSPA protocols in place

1.      Hand sanitisation

2.      Covid Compliance Supervisor must Register attendance at Kiosk in the Pavilion

3.      Entry and Exit points

4.      Meeting point for groups – see details below

5.      Do not enter until previous group has left


5. Logging attendance at the KIOSK 1.      Upon arrival at the Mardyke Sports Grounds, individual members and club/group COVID Compliance Supervisor must register their attendance

2.      The Kiosk is situated on the ground floor of the Pavilion (mounted on the wall facing you as you enter)

3.      Please adhere to the one way system into and out of the building

4.      Sanitise hands upon entry and departure

5.      At the KIOSK select Athletics Track – enter member ID number


6.      Entering & Exiting the Track




1.      Upon exiting the Pavilion at point A, proceed to enter the Track at the gates at point B (See map below)

2.      Upon exiting the Track, please use the gate at point C – close gate on your departure

3.      All Groups meet at point D (outside the track railing) prior to entering the track

7. Use of Equipment 1.      All equipment is stored away and not permitted for use by individual members

2.      Club bookings can access equipment via the Sports Operative on duty – provided you sanitise before and after your session



Entry, Exit and Meeting points

Facilities Opening Hour’s CLICK HERE

Please note, opening hours are subject to change – keep updated on our social media channels @UCCSport 


For more information please review Guidelines below:

2020 Individual Track Membership Guidelines

2020 Group Bookings for Track Guidelines