Cork City Marathon announces virtual race series 

Cork City Marathon announces virtual race series 
Pictured Pre-Covid-19 at the photography launch of the 2020 Cork City Marathon were (l to r), John Riordan and Uzma Shaheen of The Sanctuary Runners, KC (Breakfast Show Producer/ Presenter 96FM), and Conor O’Keefe (who had planned to run the Cork City marathon as part of 32 marathons in 32 days in 32 counties with 32 pounds on his back). 

Cork City Marathon 2020 has been cancelled, but a virtual race series is being held by the organisers instead.

Two virtual races are being held between May 31 and July 31.

Race one has three distance options - 1km, 5km or 10km - and takes place from May 31 to July 1. The second race has two options - 20km and 42km - and takes place from July 1 to July 31.

Participants can submit their times for official results on a Google form link posted on www.corkcitymarathon and on all social media channels.

The form will ask for a number of details including proof of the running distance and time. This can be submitted by Runkeeper, Google Fit, Apple, Garmin, Strava, Map My Run or similar, along with a race photo.

Results in each distance will be broken down by a number of categories such as best overall top five, male and female and within age ranges split into five-year brackets.

There will also be results for the first person to post, and the very last!

“We are hopeful that everyone that had registered for 2020 will stay registered and will continue to show their amazing support for this race through the virtual races," Race Director of the Cork City Marathon 2020 Adrienne Rodgers said. 

Registered participants of the Cork City Marathon 2020 are encouraged to walk, jog, or run one of the five distance categories and athletes can achieve their selected distance across a number of days or weeks within the race time period.

Everyone registered for the 2020 marathon will be automatically deferred to the 2021 race, which will take place on the June Bank Holiday weekend – Sunday, June 6, 2021. 

Refunds are also available by emailing

 Find out more information about the virtual events at or follow the Cork City Marathon on Facebook and Instagram @corkcitymarathon or on Twitter @TheCorkMarathon #MoreThanAMarathon.

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