Cork City Marathon introduces first 10k run in 2023

8 year olds Heidi Hardman and Aoibhe Jacob put members of Frontrunners Cork through their paces as they helped launch the first 10k race to be staged as part of the Cork City Marathon on Sunday, June 4 next. Participants aged 15 years and over can register for the 10k now while registration for the full and half marathon is open for over 18s. (Photo: Clare Keogh)

This year marks the 15th staging of the Cork City Marathon, which made its successful ‘in-person’ return last June and organisers have announced the addition of a 10k run to the 2023 event.

The 10k run will 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, charity supporters or whatever they choose.

Conor McAuley, who took fifth place in the Cork City Marathon in 2022, 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”.


Davis Events Agency, who organise and manage Cork City Marathon 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 26.


Race Project Manager, Julie Sebode says that other popular elements of the marathon event are returning in 2023: “I’m delighted that we’ll get to welcome the Sanctuary Runners back once again. We really admire their effort to bring together all sections of the migrant community and residents. It’s all part of our determination to include a really diverse range of organisations and participants in each of the categories”.

Julie also confirmed that concession rates on the full and half marathon distances are available to participants with disabilities and to pensioners, the unemployed, asylum seekers and more.

For more details on this and comprehensive information on Cork City Marathon registration, the course, training and supports, go to or follow online.