Entry and Registration


Entry to the 2016 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has entered. You should all have received an email from Event Master with a link to your acceptance sheet. We’ve allocated race numbers to the marathon and team entries. Event Master will be emailing a link to your refreshed acceptance sheet during the week. Please print that sheet for registration.

For half marathoners, you’ll be allocated a race number at registration so your original sheet will do.

For youth teams, we’ve posted out your confirmation sheet so please bring that to registration.

Registration will take place at Cork City Hall on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2016. All participants will have to attend to pick up your race bib and pack. For the Team Relay, one member of the team must collect the team’s bags.

How & Where to Register

All marathon and half-marathon participants must attend registration in Cork City Hall on either Saturday (11-6) or Sunday (12-6) of the race weekend. At least one member of each team must also attend. At registration, you’ll pick up your race pack, including your race number and timing chip.

 As in 2015, registration is in the Civic Offices of the City Hall. For those who know Cork, it’s the glass-fronted building between the City Hall and the main Fire Station on Anglesea Street. For those who don’t, we’re at Cork City Hall on Eglinton Street. As you come over Eamon de Valera Bridge from the St Patrick’s Street direction, we’re on your left.

If you park in the City Hall multistorey on Eglinton Street, there’s an alleyway between the Civic Offices and the Fire Station that will bring you around to the entrance.

The Expo will be held in the usual place – the Concert Hall.

Please note that you can only enter the registration area from Anglesea Street. There won’t be any access from the quayside to the Concert Hall/Expo, other than from members of the public.

Half Marathon

For Half Marathoners, you’ll need to bring your acceptance slip with you – that’s the sheet with your barcode on it. You haven’t been assigned a race number in advance, so you must have the barcode to get your number. One of our volunteers will check your barcode first, to make sure that it’s reading properly. In the unlikely event that there’s a problem with it, you’ll have it reprinted at the information desk.

Once you’ve collected your bib and t-shirt, you’ll carry on into the Concert Hall where you’ll get your goody bag.


For Marathoners – your race number has been assigned in advance, so that first names could be printed on your race bibs (for those who registered before closing date). You’ll receive duplicate emails from Event Master – look out for them – they will give you a link to an acceptance sheet with your race number on it. You’ll need to print that sheet for registration.

When you come into the Civic Offices, go straight to the Marathon registration desk, on the left-hand side of the atrium. If you can’t print your race number sheet or you lose it, please go to the information desk (directly on the left as you come in).

Team Relay

For the relay, your Team Captain will be emailed a copy of their acceptance sheet with your team’s race number. This will let you know your team’s number and you’ll need to print that sheet for registration. If you can’t print it, or you don’t get it in time, please go to the information desk on the left as you enter.

Remember, while everyone is welcome to come to registration, you only need one member to collect your team’s packs.

For the Youth teams, your team leader will have received your race number confirmation in the post. Please bring this with you.

All teams will get your team’s envelope (containing race bibs, pins and wristband), t-shirts and goody bags in the Civic Offices. You can then head into the Expo in the Concert Hall.