Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Info for the 2017 Cork City Marathon

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Info for the 2017 Cork City Marathon

Post updated to show...
1) Course preview
2) Location of water and drinks stations
3) Road closures

1) Preview...
Now with the Cork City Marathon coming up next Sunday, have a look at these previews below to see what the various parts of the course are like.

1) Marathon...HERE

2) Marathon Relay...
a) Leg 1 of 5 can be seen HERE
b) Leg 2 of 5 can be seen HERE
c) Leg 3 of 5 can be seen HERE
d) Leg 4 of 5 can be seen HERE
e) Leg 5 of 5 can be seen HERE

If you are doing the half-marathon, then most of that route is covered in relay legs 4 and 5 above.

2) Drinks and water stations...
If you click on this link, you will see the official map showing the location of the water stations, where the toilets are and where they will be handing out sports drinks.

3) Road Closures......

Full list of road closures HERE

Additional info below on road closures...

ROAD RE-OPENING SCHEDULE (times are approximate)
Road closures begin at 6am on St Patrick’s Street and adjoining streets.
All other closures are put in place from 8am.

Full list of road closures and travel advice for Sunday 4th June 2017

Travel Advice:
General advice is to expect delays and leave extra time for your journey. Road closures commence at 8am and the race starts at 9am on Patrick’s Street. Patrick’s Street and surrounding city centre streets will be closed until 6pm. Delays are particularly expected on areas around Wilton Road and Western Road from 9am-3pm.
The South Ring Road (N40) is the main route to divert around the city. The Jack Lynch Tunnel will be open all day with lane restrictions between time 8am and 1pm.

Going North - use the Jack Lynch Tunnel for the Dublin Road or use the Ballincollig Link Road at Poulavone N22, by the Anglers Rest and through Leemount Cross to Blarney for Mallow and Limerick.

Going South - use the North Ring Road to the Jack Lynch Tunnel. The Lower Glanmire Road will be open outbound only from Silversprings to the Jack Lynch Tunnel. Alternatively use the Blarney to the Anglers Rest, Ballincollig to Curraheen for the South Ring Road route.

The Carrigrohane Straight Road is closed inbound from 10am to 5pm. The road will be open outbound but delays are expected particularly between 11.30 am and 2pm

Access to the City Centre is via the South City Link which will be open all day with lane restrictions from 8am to 1.30 pm. Only after 11 am will vehicles will be able to travel over Patrick’s Bridge to MacCurtain Street. From 2pm all City centre bridges will be open except North Gate Bridge (Griffiths Bridge).

The Lower Glanmire Road will be closed in bound from approximately 8am to 2pm.

The Midleton -Cork Road from Dunkettle Interchange will be closed inbound from approximately 8am to 2pm

Access to Kent Station- due to the proximity of the race to the station between 8am and 11am patrons will have to walk from Brian Boru Bridge or Summerhill North Junction with the Lower Glanmire Road to the Train station, please leave extra time for your journey if you are travelling between these times.

Cork Airport - access from the Northside use either the Jack Lynch Tunnel or Blarney to Anglers Rest Route to the Kinsale Road Roundabout.


Anonymous said...

Went on a little recci on the new section last week. The Farranlea road will be no joke for those doing the full. Good luck to all!!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully there won't be 5 relay members all doing the same leg and walking 5 abreast after the final relay point as in previous years. That's more than I am emontionally capable of dealing with after 20 odd miles!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know if they sorted the water bottles this year?
Last year was a joke as there were no sports caps on them..
Poor form for a city marathon

Jim said...

It should be fun entering Patrick Street from Washington Street. Hopefully weather will be more favourable than last year's extreme humidty. Good Luck all taking part

Anonymous said...

Thats very helpful John. Thanks

Unknown said...

Is it possible to follow the race on bicycle?If so is it easy with the road closures?

Anonymous said...

no james no bikes, you will be in the way

Anonymous said...

Great preview. Thanks John.

Anonymous said...

Was it just me or were the safety pins missing in the race pack? Possibly I missed them at the registration desk?

Anonymous said...

They were at the registration desk. You couldn't have missed them in the race pack, unless they were hiding behind the mini deodorant, small pack of jellies or the fast food discount voucher.