Entry extended (but only until Tuesday 21st)

Because of the usual last-minute surge, we’re leaving online entries open until Tuesday 21st May, but please note that while you will be entered and get your race pack, etc. you won’t make it into the printed race-day programme.

If you have your hard-copy entry form in the post this week, we’ll accept them until Friday 24th May.

Race Day, Sunday 2nd June, is fast approaching!

Please remember that you have to register at Cork City Hall on Saturday 1st June. For teams only, there’s an option to register on Thursday 30th May.

Event Master will be re-sending your confirmation of entry links to you the week before the race. So if you’ve misplaced that email, don’t panic! You don’t need to print your acceptance sheet (the one with the barcode). Just make sure you have it saved to the smartphone or tablet that you bring to registration.

Before you enter, please read the terms & conditions of entry. Please remember that we don’t give refunds under any circumstances. Deferral to 2020 will only be allowed on receipt of a medical cert in advance of close of entries.

To enter using a hardcopy, download CCM 2019 Entry Form

Entry Fees


Discount to
End 2018

March 31st

April 30th

May 17th

Marathon – online +4%





Marathon – hardcopy












Half Marathon – online +4%





Half Marathon – hardcopy












Team Relay (per team) + online +4%





Team Relay – hardcopy










*Concession Fees

Concession fees are offered for anyone who is unwaged and in receipt of benefit. This includes:

  • People on disability pension & dependent spouses.
  • People in receipt of carer’s allowance.
  • Those in receipt of a State Pension.
  • Unemployed persons, persons on disability benefit and their dependent spouses.
  • Lone parents.
  • Asylum seekers.
  • Students over 18 in full-time education.

To avail of the concession fees, you must enter using a hardcopy of the entry form.

Download a copy of the CCM 2019 Entry Form (PDF).

A valid proof of your status must be included with your entry form. A photocopy of your benefit slip will suffice.

Marathon Club of Ireland Members

For members of the Marathon Club of Ireland (MCI), we hold the early bird entry fee for the marathon until closing date. Please note that to avail of this, you’ll need to use Entry Form CCM 2019 – MCI Members or contact us, quoting your membership number, to get an online code.


You don’t have to run for a charity but if you do want to fundraise for the cause of your choice, we’ve a very useful partner this year in EveryDayHero (formerly

You can set up an everydayhero online fundraising page in a few quick steps and they’ll send your donations directly to your chosen charity.

Everydayhero makes it easy to share your page, thank supporters and fundraise for your selected charity.

You can sign up at the end of your online entry form, or just click here to get started and make a difference with everydayhero.

Shirt Size

We give you a commemorative shirt at registration, when you pick up your race number the day before the race. This year, the shirts are unisex and the following is a guide to the sizes.

Generally, we’d advise you not to run any significant distance in the shirt without washing it and getting used to it on a more casual run. To be sure that you’re comfortable on race day, you should really run in a shirt that you’ve worn while training.

Terms & Conditions

The Cork City Marathon course of 26.2 miles (42.2km) and the half-marathon course of 13.1 miles (21.1km) will be accredited by Athletics Ireland and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Officials from Athletics Ireland will oversee compliance with the race regulations.

While we don’t like to bombard you with terms and conditions, we ask you to please read the following conditions and the disclaimer that you must agree to in order to run with us next June.


  • Participants in the marathon, half marathon and relay must be 18 years old or over on race day. Participants in the youth challenge must be 16 years or older on race day.
  • The closing date for entries is Friday 17th May 2019.
  • Entries will not be accepted by email or by fax.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate fee, and that fee is not refundable.
  • Transfers between categories are not allowed, and your entry cannot be transferred to another person. Please get in touch with the Marathon office if you really can’t make the race and want to transfer your entry to someone. Please do not, under any circumstance, let them run in your place.
  • Entry can only be deferred by agreement with the marathon office and on submission of a medical cert. in advance of close of entries.
  • For the Team Relay, the entry form should be completed by the Team Captain. The Captain must also complete the team members’ details and sign the form on their behalf.
  • When you complete your entry online, you’ll receive emailed confirmation from Event Master. The confirmation email will contain a link to your registration sheet. You’ll need to bring a copy of that (either printed or on your smart device) to Registration. If you haven’t given us an email address with a hard-copy form, we’ll post the confirmation to you.
  • Whether you are entering the Marathon, the Half Marathon or the Team Relay, it is strongly recommended that you consult your doctor if you have any doubt about your health or fitness. If you are not currently involved in a physical sporting activity, you should seek medical advice before entering the Cork City Marathon.
  • Once your entry is confirmed, participation in the 2019 Cork City Marathon is guaranteed. However, you must attend REGISTRATION in Cork City Hall on Saturday 1st June (10am–8pm) to collect your race pack. For relay teams, there’s an option to register on Thursday 30th May (4–7pm) – that’s to allow distribution of race packs to team members before race day. If you can’t make registration, someone can register on your behalf. Just make sure they have confirmation of your entry and that they know your date of birth.
  • For teams, only one member needs to register and collect the team’s packs.


  • Unauthorised bicycles and motorized vehicles are forbidden on the courses. Athletes who are aided or paced by persons on bicycles will be disqualified from the race. No aids such as roller- or in-line skates are permitted on the courses.
  • Race officials or the medical or emergency services may stop any competitor from continuing the race for medical or safety reasons.
  • There’s an official 6-hour limit on the course. After that, the Gardaí will begin to re-open all roads to traffic. If you’re on the marathon course after 6 hours, you may be asked to move onto the footpaths to complete your race. In that case, you must obey the normal rules of the road. Within reason, the finish line will stay in place until everybody’s across.
  • Apart from the finish line, there are two time-critical points on the marathon/relay course: 1) you must be through the Jack Lynch Tunnel 2 hours after the start; 2) you must be off the South Link Road (N27) 3.5 hours after the start.
  • Electronic timing chips will be used for all marathon and half-marathon participants and for the finishing member of each relay team. Your official time will be starting-gun-to-chip.
  • We operate a ‘one person, one prize’ policy, so if you win a prize in more than one category you’ll be awarded the prize of the greater amount. Equal prizes will be offered for male and female races. There must be at least three entries in a category to qualify as a prize-winning category.

Important Notice for All Participants. Entries will not be processed unless the disclaimer on the entry form is signed or the disclaimer on-line is accepted.

I declare that I will be 18 years of age or over on 2nd June 2019 and that I will abide by the laws and rules of the Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI). I will not compete in the race unless I am medically fit to do so on the day of the race. I understand the demanding physical nature of the event and accept that I will be participating entirely at my own risk. I accept that Cork City Council, its Servants or Agents, the Cork City Marathon Committee, its Members, Associates, Partners and Sponsors will not be liable for any loss, damage, illness or injury whatsoever directly or indirectly occasioned by or resulting from my participation in the marathon.  I accept that the Organisers, their Sponsors and Partners will not be liable for any action, claim, costs or expenses that may arise in consequence of my participation of the event.

By signing this form, or accepting the statement online, I also give my permission to Cork City Marathon to use my photographic image (and those of my team members) for promotional and marketing purposes for the marathon.

For Team Relay: The Team Captain must accept the above statements on her/his own behalf and on behalf of their team members. The Team Captain also undertakes to make their team members aware of the conditions of participation in the event.

I accept that the entry fee is not refundable and the entry is non-transferable.