The Bord Gåis Energy Cork City Marathon, on Bank Holiday Monday the 6th of June, continues to go from strength to strength as organisers today announced that the newly introduced half marathon is now closed for entries. The half marathon was added to the event this year to further increase accessibility for the event. Numbers were capped at 1,000 for this the inaugural year. Entries are continuing to come in for the full marathon and the relay and people are encouraged to register as early as possible.
With the Ocean to City rowing Race taking place on the Saturday, Cork will be Ireland’s sporting capital over the June Bank Holiday weekend. The Bord Gåis Energy Cork City Marathon is one of the highlights of Cork’s sporting year and attracts some of the leading Irish athletes to the event.
Race Director Jim O’Donovan said that the appeal of the half marathon was a great boost for the whole event. “We’ve worked hard to make the Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon as accessible as possible – from the 5-stage team relay to our 50% discounts for the unwaged. We have seen the event become one of the most popular running events in the country.”
“Although the half marathon is now full,” continued Jim, “we’re taking entries for the full marathon and relay until 10th May. With the closing date fast approaching, we want to encourage people to get their entries in early and before the fees increase on the 30th of April.”
For more information about the marathon or to register online, visit www.corkcitymarathon.ie.
Will the marathon be on again next year? I’d like to enter as it looks like a good one? Any ideas which date it’ll be on, I’ve got a list of the bank holiday dates http://www.ukbankholidays2012.com/ but just wanted to confirm which one it’ll be on? Thanks John