Our Tips to Help You Motivate Yourself and Those Around You To Plan Your Involvement in the Cork Virtual Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay This Year

Plan the route

There are many apps available to map out a route.  Strava, Map my Run, Run Keeper, couch to 5K etc. There may already be routes available which allow you stay within the distance restrictions.
Consider running at a time you are less likely to meet people.
While a loop course or an out and back may not be your most scenic option, it will allow for home pit stops (poop options elsewhere will be limited) and a safe cheer zone for your family.

Set your goal

Whether it’s time or distance related it’s good to have a plan A, B and C particularly for the longer run.

Plan Hydration and Fuel

With the temperatures finally beginning to rise, hydration is paramount.  An out and back route from home will allow for easy access to hydration and fuel.  Recruit one of the kids to be ready and waiting with your necessities and an encouraging ‘keep it up!’ shout out.

Virtually run with a friend

Plan with a running buddy to start at the same time where ever you are.  This will help you stick to your preferred day to run.  Maybe give them a call on your hands free to offer words of encouragement.

Reward yourself

Award yourself for first place or at least in your age category!  Don’t forget to treat yourself to that nice bath or shower.  Take time to relax and enjoy a nice treat.


Please be responsible & safe: Adhere to Covid-19 restrictions in your area


Register for the Cork Virtual Marathon HERE