‘Irish Examiner’ to sponsor Cork marathon

The Irish Examiner is to sponsor this year’s Cork City Marathon, which will attract 9,000 runners from all around the world for an event which is proven to be a major boost to charities.

‘Irish Examiner’ to sponsor Cork marathon

The marathon, taking place on June Bank Holiday Monday, will see participants run either half, full or relay races on the city course.

The slogan this year — ‘Be proud of it, be part of it’ — sums up the general atmosphere as competitive athletes share the course with novice runners, including many who turn out in fancy dress to raise money for charity.

Karen O’Donoghue, marketing manager of the Irish Examiner, said she was delighted to announce the title sponsorship of what was a wonderful event for the city and the greater Munster region.

Karen O’Donoghue, marketing manager ‘Irish Examiner’; Frances Courtney, Youth Challenge ambassador; Eammon Hayes, Cork City Council marathon organising committee;

Stephen Scully, city council and Emma Nicholson, Youth Challenge ambassador at the launch of the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City Marathon. Picture: Darragh Kane

Race director Jim O’Donovan thanked the newspaper for the sponsorship. “The big attraction of the relay is that ordinary people, who are not regular runners, can take part. With up to five people in each team, the most any individual would have to walk or run is 5.8 miles, which is achievable without too much training,” he said.

Runners taking part in the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, half marathon or relay, on June 1, can book online at www.irishexaminercorkcitymarathon.com

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