Inter-Services Championships – Battle of the Badges!

The Challenge

The Inter-Services Challenge, otherwise known as the Battle of the Badges, is part of all three events – marathon, half marathon and team relay. The first man and woman in the marathon and the half, and the first all-male, all-female and mixed teams home will be presented with their awards in the Lord Mayor’s Chamber, Cork City Hall, shortly after race day.

Entry is open to all serving and retired members of the uniform services in Ireland and abroad. The following list is not exhaustive. If you are part of a uniformed service not included on this list, please contact us and let us know.

  • Airport Fire & Police
  • Ambulance Service
  • Civil Defence 
  • Coast Guard
  • Defence Forces
  • Fire Service
  • an Garda Síochána/Police
  • Naval Service
  • Registered Nurses
  • Postal Service
  • Prison Service

How to enter

To enter, use the normal entry form – online or hard copy – and make sure to complete the Inter-Services Championships section.