CORK CITY COUNCIL

Registration

Registration is in the Civic Offices of Cork City Hall on Saturday 2nd June from 10am to 8pm. For those who know Cork, it’s the glass-fronted building between the old limestone City Hall and the main Fire Station on Anglesea Street.

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 as usual in the Concert Hall.

Please note that you can only enter the registration area from Anglesea Street. There won’t be any access from the Concert Hall/Expo.

Procedures for Registration

All categories will be allocated their race numbers at registration (next-number issue).

Please 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. Event Master will be re-sending the link to your acceptance sheet during race week, in case you’ve mislaid the original.

Please note that the race number on your confirmation email is a system-generated number they use just for reference. It’s not the number you’ll run with.

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.

Greening the Cork Marathon

Once you’ve collected your bib and shirt, you’ll carry on into the Concert Hall and Expo, where you’ll get your good bag and race programme. Yes, we said ‘good bag’! We know some of you will think it, but no, we’re not skimping. We’ve actually spent a lot more this year on the bag. There won’t be anything in it – we don’t have any product sponsor other than the wonderful Nature Valley bars that’ll be at the finish line, BUT you’ll be getting a better quality bag that’s kinder to the environment and that we hope you’ll use over and over again. Run, Rest, Repeat! The focus this year, and for the years to come, is to move away from single-use plastic and waste paper. We’ve put more this year into your shirts, medals and the good-bag and we hope that you’ll appreciate our intentions.

We also use a shocking amount of plastic on race day. 63,000 bottles of water out on the course. We do everything we can to recycle those bottles, but we need to start a conversation with all of you, our runners, about how we can reduce that awful legacy. You can help, on race day, by emptying your bottle and dropping it shortly after or shortly before a water station. That way, our magnificent team of water-station volunteers and the marvellous City Council Cleansing team can retrieve your bottle more easily for recycling.

Team Relay

To allow for distribution of race bibs amongst team members, we’re holding registration for teams on Thursday evening (31st May), 4.30 to 7.30pm. You can collect your team’s packs either on Thursday evening or along with everyone else on Saturday. This option is not open to half-marathon or marathon.

While everyone is welcome to come to registration, you only need one member to collect your team’s packs. Please remember that the team’s pack must be collected as one, i.e. individual team members cannot pick up their bibs.

Youth Challenge

For Youth teams, your team leader will have received your race number confirmation in the post. Please bring this with you to registration either on Thursday evening or on Saturday.