• Date
  • Location St Patrick's St, Cork, Ireland

Cork City Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km

Sunday 2nd June

Race Day Details:

  • Full Marathon: Starts at 8:15 am from St. Patrick’s Street.

  • Half Marathon: Starts at 10.15 from Monahan Road (Assembly at Kennedy Park T12H9CF)

  • 10k Race: Starts at 8:45 am from  St. Patrick’s Street (Assembly on Merchant’s Quay at 8:15)

City road closures and diversions below

Cork City Marathon map

Cork City Marathon Map – in PDF


  1. City Hall Bag Drop
    (New Bag drop area @ Basement Car Park City Hall) Eglinton Street, Eglinton St)
  2. Start line Half Marathon
    (on a table adjacent to the portaloos in Kennedy Park) Monahan Rd

Water Stations:

  • Mahon Point R852
  • Blackrock Castle 3 Castle Rd
  • Greenway Atlantic Pond
    (new location just before Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The Marina)
  • The Lough 5 Glendalough Park
  • Leevale Farranlea Road 1 Farranlea Rd
  • Kingsley Hotel N22
  • Finish Line 103 St Patrick’s St

Course Amenities:

  • Water Stations: 13 stations across the marathon course, 2 for the 10k race.  The locations of the water stations are marked on the Course Map located on the Cork City Marathon website, you can view in pdf format or choose the interactive map for your chosen race.   Many runners also opt to wear a hydration belt or backpack, or carry their own bottle or flask, for sustainability and hydration. Just remember to ensure you wear this while training, so there is nothing new for you on race day.

  • Toilets: Available at City Hall, near the start/finish lines, and portaloos throughout the course.  The locations of these are noted on the course map.

  • Period Products: Available at water stations near portaloos.

  • Bag Drop: City Hall Underground Car Park, Eglinton Street T12 H795 (7 am – 5 pm on race day).

  • Maps are available to view on www.corkcity.ie/en/cork-city-marathon-2024/maps/ and can be sorted by race type- either marathon, half marathon or 10k.

Public Transport:

  • Trains: Additional early services from Cobh, Mallow (7:00 am), and Midleton (7:15 am) on June 2nd.

  • Buses: City and suburban services will be restricted; check the Cork City Marathon website and Bus Eireann for updates.

Best locations to watch the race

The best points to view the race from include:

  • Patrick street/ Grand Parade/ anywhere in the city centre

  • By the Elysian

  • St. Patrick’s Bridge (seeing the race at both sides of the river)

  • Turners Cross

  • The Lough

  • Model Farm Road near MTU

Race Map

Road Closures_Cork-city_Marathon (PDF) on 2nd June 2024

  • Road closures begin at 04:30 hrs. on St. Patrick’s Street and
    adjoining streets.
  • All other closures are put in place from 07:00 hrs





Irish Rail – Cork Kent Train station

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail provide great links to Cork Kent Train station from all over the country.

To plan your journey see Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail for timetables and routes.

  • Use the TFI Journey Planner / TFI Live App to plan your route to & from Cork city centre (Parnell Place Bus Station ).
  • Bus Éireann provide great links to Cork Parnell Place Bus Station from all over the country.

The start and finsih line is a short walk from the Parnell Plance bus station

Short walk to Cork city centre (Patricks Street) for the race start and finish, from Rail and Bus stations

St Patrick's St, Cork, Ireland