14 May 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
If you want to help the Cork City Marathon celebrate a decade of sporting success then run with the masses on Bank Holiday Monday 6 June 2016 – there is still time. The closing date for registration has been extended to Friday 20 May 2016. In ten years the marathon has grown to be one of the biggest events on the Irish sporting calendar, attracting almost 10,000 runners to participate in the full and half marathon as well as the team relay and youth challenge.
“In the past ten years the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon has earned a reputation for being inclusive. We encourage individuals of all levels and abilities to get involved – from first timers to professional athletes. This year, to mark our 10 year anniversary, we are encouraging mass participation. And there is still time to get involved – the closing date is midnight on Friday 20 May 2016,” said Jim O’Donovan, Race Director, Cork City Marathon.
The 26.2-mile Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon course is internationally recognised, with certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). One of the fastest courses in Ireland, the Cork Marathon has been praised for its inclusivity, with entry fee concessions for those who are unwaged and in receipt of benefit ensuring that young and old and those with varying ability are included in the marathon.
Commenting on behalf of the headline sponsor of Cork City Marathon, Karen O’Donoghue, Marketing Manager with the Irish Examiner said: “This year is a very special year for the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon – we would encourage all of those considering running on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 June, to register today. It’s not too late to be a part of something really special. As headline sponsor we look forward to welcoming thousands of runners, spectators, volunteers and runners of all levels, speed and fitness.”
Entry forms and full details on the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon 2016 are available online at www.corkcitymarathon.ie.