Cork Running Initiative ‘Meet & Train’

What is it?

Now that the world is opening up again and you have things to look forward to (such as the Cork City Marathon!), we want to help by adding in that social element to help achieve your goals. 

Alongside Cork City Council and Cork Sports Partnership, we have set up a running group initiative called Meet & Train Cork. 

  • A social running initiative to support people in getting active and connecting with like-minded people who enjoy running together!
  • Local Athletics Club meeting point
  • 4-week meet & train sessions guided by experienced coaches

The Meet & Train initiatives are facilitated by volunteers from local running clubs for a period of 4 weeks. That’s the time for people to meet other like-minded runners who are then happy to keep meeting for regular independent training sessions afterwards. The volunteers from the local running clubs will be happy to help to build groups with similar experiences and abilities. 

If you are currently training for the Cork City Marathon or any other local event and are keen to keep up and progress your training, then this initiative is for you! After running the Cork City Marathon you and your new running buddies will then decide where, when and how often you will meet and run together. This initiative is there to kick this off and get you in touch with other like-minded people who enjoy running together. If you decide to join the local club because you like them, that’s completely optional but there is absolutely no obligation to do so. 

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Who’s it for?

Everyone! No matter what fitness level you are, how about being part of a supportive community to keep you active, meanwhile meeting like-minded people to help achieve your goals? That’s the point of training – to get better and enjoy yourself, so regardless if you’re the next Usain Bolt or simply have never run before, this is for you!

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What does it involve?

Begin your journey in one of many groups across Cork. Meet each time in a designated area alongside new and seasoned runners. Any questions you have – don’t fear! That’s why you’re here; secure advice from mentors in your group who will educate and motivate you and of course, offer your support to others because we all simply have something to give. 

Another benefit to getting involved is the opportunity of making new friends or simply reconnecting with your own by getting yourself a team and possibly a running buddy to experience your training with.

Ultimately we want you to feel encouragement from your new community and be the part of that team to encourage others while enjoying yourself and having fun! 

Maybe this will end up being your thing! You don’t know unless you try…

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Meet & Train 2023
Club Day Time Location
Togher Thursdays 6:15pm Tramore Valley Park
Mt Hillary Tuesdays 7.15pm Banteer Sports Field
Clonakilty Mondays 6.00pm Clonakilty Technological Park
Mallow Thursdays 7.00pm Quartertown Industrial Estate
Bandon Mondays 7.30pm Kellehers DIY
Youghal Wednesdays 6.15pm Tower Park
Shandrum AC Tuesdays 7:30pm Newtownshandrum GAA

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

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