Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Cork Half-Marathon, Blarney - Sun 8th Sept 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Race notice...Cork Half-Marathon, Blarney - Sun 8th Sept 2013

This is a race notice for the John Buckley Sports Cork Half-Marathon coming up on Sunday, the 8th of Sept 2013 at 11am. This race starts and finishes in Blarney just to the west of Cork City. Last year in 2012, the hill up around Grenagh was removed and it resulted in a much faster course overall.

The race is organised by St.Finbarrs AC, one of the main running clubs in Cork City and this is their flagship event of the year. There will also be pacers available for those trying for 1:30, 1:45 and 2 hours. As with most big races, they will be using chip timing.

The race also incorporates the Cork County and Munster Half-Marathon Championships.

The race sponsor is John Buckley Sports, one of the main sports shops in Cork for running shoes and other running related gear.

The Half-Marathon costs €20 to enter before Sunday, the 1st of September. You can enter by the following means...

Online (€21.40)..........You can enter online HERE

By Post........You will find an entry form HERE in PDF format.

Make cheques payable to St.Finbarrs AC. Post the entries to John Buckley Sports, Mulgrave Road, Cork.

Direct.......Probably the easiest and cheapest option if you are in the city is just to call into John Buckley Sports, fill out a form and enter.

You can find John Buckley Sports across the river from the Cork Opera House and his opening hours are Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm – late opening Friday until 7.00 – closed Sundays.

They also have a website at

20% Off Voucher.........Note also that all runners that enter will get a 20% off voucher for the John Buckley Sports store. If you use the voucher to buy something like a good pair of running shoes which could easily cost €100, then essentially you will have entered the race for free. Obviously, the more you spend, the more you save.

Late entries.........If for some reason you miss the early closing date, you can also enter on the day of the race......cost €25.

Preview........A full preview of the course with map, directions and photos can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

same day as the all Ireland hurling final. a right dilemma

ELB said...

Were the results of the County and Munster Championships that were supposed to have been ran with this race last year ever published

Anonymous said...

Great race, very well organised, good value for half marathon compared to other halves.