Anyone over fifteen can take part.
The organisers of the Cork City Marathon have announced the addition of a 10k run to the 2023 event.
The 15th staging of the Marathon will see the 10k take the place of the team relay, which featured in previous years, and will welcome participants aged 15 and over.
As the countdown to Sunday, June 4th continues, online registration for the full and half marathon as well as the 10k is now live, and places in the new category are already being snapped up. Participants in each section can run as individuals or in groups of friends, colleagues, clubs, or charity supporters.
“This year we’re giving people doing a shorter distance the chance to enjoy a great starting line atmosphere and share the same 10k route with their friends and fellow runners,” said Race Project Manager Julie Sebode.
“It’s going to be a fantastic experience, particularly for our younger runners – whether they’re doing the challenge for the first time, as part of a bigger training plan, to support a charity, or even for a bit of healthy competition with their brothers and sisters.”
Ready to take on the challenge? There’s plenty of support and advice available
Conor McAuley took fifth place in the Cork City Marathon in 2022. He says a 10k is a great event for novice runners: “It’s all about building up… moving up the distances and getting to the marathon takes many years really so a 10k is a great place to start.” he said.
Concession rates on the full and half marathon distances are available to participants with disabilities and to pensioners, the unemployed, asylum seekers, and more.
Davis Events Agency, which is running the event on behalf of Cork City Council, is also planning a comprehensive schedule of support and advice for participants between now and race day on June 4th.
First up is a free webinar discussing race nutrition with Dan Murphy of Apex Nutrition this Thursday, January 26th. For more details see corkcitymarathon.ie.