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Monday, March 24, 2014

Press release for the relay event in the Cork City Marathon...

Please note that entry fees for the Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay events go up at the end of March. If you are thinking of entering then you should enter as soon as possible.

More info in this earlier post.

The organisers issued this press release today for the relay event...

The Cork City Marathon already has Team Batman – will your team be the A-Team?

24 March 2014: The Cork City Marathon already has a Team Batman, but if you think that your team could be the A-Team then get ready, get set and get training for the Cork City Marathon Team Relay and Half Marathon 2014.

With race day 2014 rapidly approaching there is no time for excuses, the Cork City Marathon offers a pace and length suited to everyone so register today for the team relay or half marathon and get training for Bank Holiday Monday 2 June 2014.

“Cork City Marathon 2014 is all about encouraging individuals of all levels and abilities to get involved – from first timers to professional athletes. In recent years we have developed the concept of group participation with the introduction of the Team Relay, Youth Relay and the Inter-Services Championships encouraging some healthy competition among colleagues and school mates,” said Race Director Jim O’Donovan.

“The team relay is fantastic for work colleagues, not only will it encourage employee wellbeing and team building, but it will also boost morale while raising funds for charity, helping to meet CSR objectives,” he added.

There are five stages of the team relay, each team member will complete at least one leg of the marathon course varying in distance from the shortest, 4.5 miles, to the longest, 5.8 miles.

The PCH International team relay are running the Cork City Marathon in 2014, in conjunction with Buckley Kiely & Co. Accountants.

“The Cork City Marathon provides a great platform for teambuilding, camaraderie within office, and also the bragging rights of who gets the best time! There will be 6 relay teams participating this year and also some individual members doing the full and half marathon,” said Sean Corkery, Group Finance Manager of PCH International.

“It was decided that MS Ireland would be our nominated charity this year as Richard Fowler from Buckley Kiely & Co. recently had a family member diagnosed with the condition. The teams are very focused on beating the fundraising target of €22, 000 which was raised from the 2013 marathon,” he added.

Now in its eighth year, the Cork City Marathon is an internationally recognised marathon, with certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). In 2013, over 7,000 people took part in the Cork City Marathon, an event that is quickly becoming one of the major events in the Irish sporting calendar. One of the fastest courses in Ireland, the Cork Marathon has been praised for its inclusivity, with entry fee concessions for those who are unwaged and in receipt of benefit ensuring that young and old and those with varying ability are included in the marathon.

Enter your relay team online before 31 March to avail of the special discounted entry fee. Teams can be comprised of friends, family, work colleagues, groups and clubs – it’s all about having fun and getting fit in the process! 

Entry forms and full details on the Cork City Marathon Team Relay are available online at  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi John,
I'm just wondering about the starting time of the half, it says 9 am on the running in Cork calender. It was 1030 in 2012, 10am last yr but that backfired with lack of buses to transfer the runners to the start line.