Cork City Marathon

 

The most recent Cork City Marathon took place on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th June 2016. An Official Goody Bag was provided for each of the 10,000 participants.

The Goody Bags were distributed to runners at Registration in City Hall during the weekend just prior to the race.

The Goody Bags were split by gender 60/40 (6,000 men's Bags and 4,000 women's Bags).

 

Contents included:

  • Promotional insert from The Edge Sports
  • Promotional insert from Aviva
  • Punch Colour Catcher multiple sample box and discount offer
  • Emergen-C Vitamin Drink powder sachet
  • McDonnells Korma Sauce sample
  • Promotional insert from Athletics Ireland
  • Promotional offer from Just-Eat
  • Nivea Black & White Invisible mini deodorant (women's bags)
  • Nivea Creme moisturiser sample (men's bags)
  • Branded tee-shirt
  • Commemorative programme

For more information on getting involved in 2017, please contact us on 00353-21 4831828 or email projects@goodybags.ie 

HISTORY OF THE MARATHON
Monday 4th June 2007 saw the long-awaited revival of the Cork City Marathon. It was the first marathon in 21 years in the city and the people of Cork welcomed back the event with tremendous enthusiasm. The city centre was packed with supporters and throughout the suburbs residents lined the roads, creating a festive atmosphere that enhanced the whole event.

TEAM RELAY EVENT
While the individual marathon is hugely successful, the Team Relay Event has sparked a renewed interest in running throughout the city and county. Promoting health and fitness through moderate exercise and running, the Team Relay Event offers runners of all distances an opportunity to take part in the marathon without having to complete the full 26.2 miles by themselves. Over 700 teams, ranging from 2 to 5 members (including many family groups), share the marathon course. The Relay also provides an ideal opportunity for fund-raising for a wide range of organisations and charities.

RUNNER PROFILE
The Marathon attracts a wide age range, from kids to fit grannies, although over 75% of participants are health-conscious, active people in their twenties, thirties or early forties. The majority of both participants and spectators are from Munster.

For more general information on the Marathon, please go to the official website: http://www.corkcitymarathon.ie