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Cork City Marathon 2018

Entry is now open for the 2018 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay and Youth Challenge on Sunday 3rd June.

Cork, a city with the same vibrant spirit as Dublin, may be Ireland’s second city, but as the unofficial ‘real capital’, its countless attractions and attributes frequently place it at the top of the polls.

The 26.2 mile flat course will take runners on an exploration of the city centre; the historic suburbs of the city and after passing the historical 19th-century stone edifice that is University College Cork, participants will cross the finish line on St Patrick Street, Cork’s main street, to the cheers of thousands of enthusiastic supporters.

Don’t fret if you feel that a marathon is too much of a stretch for your fitness level. The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is more than a marathon, with categories to satisfy both elite and recreational athletes. You don’t have to run the marathon – walkers are equally welcome. If you do not wish to complete a full marathon, half marathon and relay options are also available. Not forgetting the Youth Challenge, which gives an opportunity for young people over 16 years of age to be part of a Team Relay.

This must-attend event in the Irish sporting calendar is not all about winning; it’s the taking part that counts. The process of training for a marathon provides a focal point and platform through which you can achieve a myriad of goals.

Now in its 12th year, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is an internationally-recognised marathon, welcoming participants from home and abroad with certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). This marathon is a qualifying race for other marathons, such as the Boston City Marathon. The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is a City Council-promoted event in partnership with Athletics Ireland, Cork Business Houses Athletics Association (BHAA), An Garda Síochána, Cork Education & Training Board, Voluntary First Aid & Medical bodies such as St. John Ambulance, Irish Red Cross, Order of Malta, Cork Fire Services and Civil Defence, as well as local groups and communities.

Register or find out more at www.corkcitymarathon.ie. For helpful training tips or to share your Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon journey, follow them on Facebook and Instagram\corkcitymarathon or on Twitter @TheCorkMarathon #MoreThanAMarathon

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