Cork Half Marathon will start in 2 waves this year

Cork Half Marathon has become the biggest race in Munster this year so far! As a result of this and to accommodate these record numbers the race will start in two waves.

First or second wave?

Those hoping to run the race in 1 hour 58 minutes or faster will start in wave one. The 1 hour 50-minute pacers will be the last pacers in Wave 1.

Once Wave 1 has cleared then Wave 2 will be led out shortly after by the 2-hour pacers so if you are hoping to follow this group of pacers and get in just under 2 hours then wave 2 is for you. Or if you are hoping to start off behind the 2-hour pacer and push on a little later in the race then wave 2 is for you also. The remaining pacers 2.10, 2.20 and 2.30 will also be in wave 2.

Will I get my exact timing?

Runners will be split into two groups on arrival and all runners should be at the start line at 9.45. Starting the race in two waves will boost your chances of a Personal Best as there will be less crowding on the course. These measures are in place in all big races from New York to London. Remember you will be Chip Timed so your time will start when you cross the start line regardless of what wave you are in.

These measures will help to enhance your experience and hopefully help you to get that Personal Best you have been training so hard for.

Meet our Pacers

If you are interested in finding out more about our Pacers please visit their stand at the expo, they can’t wait to meet you and answer all your questions. You can also find more information about them on our website and if you want to read really cool information about each pacer, check out their profiles here: more stories to follow in the next few days, so please check back.

We can’t wait to see you all at the start area for this historic occasion.

Join us on the June bank holiday weekend for a unique run through the streets of Cork city.

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