When: Bank Holiday Monday, 2 June 2014, 9am
Where: Patrick Street Cork
What: The 2014 Cork City Marathon
Who: Cork City Council
The Cork City Marathon takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2014. More than 9,000 participants have registered to run in the full, half, relay, inter-services and youth relay teams on the day.
Changes to the starting point and time of the Tony Brauders Half Marathon were announced this year. The half marathon will now start on Victoria Road at 10.45am, and participants should assemble at Kennedy Park by 10.30am. The starting point can be easily accessed from City Hall or the Blackrock Road. There will be no parking available in the area on the day and the road will be closed to traffic from 8am on Monday 2 June.
|7.30am:||City Hall will open to participants|
|8.00am:||Runners will begin appearing on St.Patrick’s Street|
|8.30am:||Race commentary will start|
|8.45am:||Announcement from the Lord Mayor and ambassadors Rob & Marian Heffernan.|
- · This year will see also see a Guinness Wold Record Challenge by firefighter, Alex O’Shea, who will attempt to break the record for running the full marathon in his full firefighter attire including steel-toed, reinforced firefighting boots; fire-retardant pants; and a firefighting jacket; as well as his 3lb firefighter’s helmet and visor. The current record for running a marathon in full firefighting gear (4:45:16) is held by Niall Crowley who set the record at the 2010 Cork City Marathon.
- · Traffic restrictions will be in place from 8am on Monday 2 June. For travel into and around Cork City on Monday, the general advice is to use the Ring (N25 South; R635 North) and Link (N27) Roads. The Jack Lynch Tunnel is open throughout the race but a contra-flow will operate in the southbound bore, so traffic flow will be slower than normal. The Tunnel should be fully operational by 1pm. For more information please seewww.corkcitymarathon.ie.