Cork City Marathon on course for sell-out

Sanctuary Runners Peter Hertting, Esmeraldo Taveres, Oleksii Zatsarynsky, Umar Hayat, Irish olympic athlete Lizzie Lee, Yan Zhang, Siun Kearney and Mona El Kafsi, at the launch of the Cork City Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, 2 June. (Photo: Joleen Cronin)

The countdown to the highly anticipated Cork City Marathon 2024 on June 2nd is well underway and runners from near and far are gearing up for an unforgettable experience. With just over 1 month left until race day, there’s still ample time to set your sights on a personal best in whatever race category matches your fitness level.

Registration is currently at 70% capacity for all three races and are likely to sell out before the closing date on May 26th, so organisers are advising anyone still hoping to participate to register now to avoid disappointment!

Set against the backdrop of Cork City and its charming suburbs, the Cork City Marathon offers participants a flat quick course through city streets lined with supporters, promising an electric atmosphere with every step and many great scenic vantage points. From seasoned athletes to first-time runners, each mile promises to create lasting memories and unforgettable moments.

With over 11,000 entries in 2023, the Cork City Marathon continues to grow each year, attracting participants from Ireland and around the globe. This year, the Cork City Marathon is back under the stewardship of Cork City Council and has introduced several enhancements aimed at enhancing the overall experience. Additional water stations, improved distribution channels, and high-quality race t-shirts are just some of the updates awaiting participants.

Moreover, the unveiling of a brand-new medal design crafted from recycled metal aligns with the event’s sustainability goals, reinforcing Cork City’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

The 2024 Cork City Marathon will kick off at 8:15 am for the full marathon, 10:15am for the half marathon and 8:45am for the 10k race (assembly for this race will commence at 8:15am at Merchant’s Quay). As a full member of AIMS, the Cork marathon is World Athletics certified.

Whether you’re eyeing the full marathon, half marathon, or the popular 10K race, there is still time to get on track with your training, with the help of marathon expert tips and training plans. Training plans are available to all on the Cork City Marathon website, with plans to suit each individual’s level of experience, including plans for beginner, intermediate, experienced and very experienced.

To register and for more information, visit