CORK CITY COUNCIL

Terms & Conditions

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.

Pre-Race

  • Participants in the marathon, half marathon, 10K 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 6th May 2022.
  • Registration has to be done online.
  • Entries will not be accepted by post, email or by fax.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
  • Your entry fee is not refundable.
  • Transfers between categories are not allowed.
  • 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. Do not, under any circumstance, let them run in your place without letting us know.
  • 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 e-ticket. You’ll need to bring a copy of that (either printed or on your smart device) to Registration.
  • Whether you are entering the Marathon, the Half Marathon, the 10K 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.
  • Once your entry is confirmed, participation in the 2022 Cork City Marathon is guaranteed. However, you must attend REGISTRATION in Cork City Hall on either Friday 3rd June (12pm-7pm) or Saturday 4th June (11am–6pm) to collect your race pack. We will open registration on Friday at lunchtime so that relay teams have enough time to distribute 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 a copy of your e-ticket and that they know your date of birth.
  • For teams, only one member needs to register and collect their team’s packs.
  • By choosing a concession ticket you are confirming that you are in receipt of benefit as outlined below. You may be asked to produce proof of social welfare status. If you fail to produce proof your registration will be cancelled and no refund will be issued.
  • Concession fees are offered for full-time students and those in receipt of benefit, including:
    • Persons on disability pension & dependent spouses.
    • Persons in receipt of carer’s allowance.
    • Persons in receipt of a State pension.
    • Unemployed persons, persons on disability benefit and dependent spouses.
    • Lone parents.
    • Asylum seekers.
    • Students over 18 in full-time education.

 

Course

  • Unauthorised bicycles and motorized vehicles are forbidden on the courses.
  • Hand Bikes are not allowed to participate in the race.
  • 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, half-marathon and 10K 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 online is accepted.

I declare that I will be 18 years of age or over on 5th June 2022 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, Davis Events Agency, 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 or any of the other races. 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 in 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 have read the terms and conditions of entry and agree to abide by them.