PEOPLE OF CORK, WE NEED YOU!
-The 2019 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon officials call for volunteers to join their Crew-
As one Bank Holiday passes, another is fast approaching and the June Bank Holiday weekend in the Rebel County is synonymous with the Cork City Marathon. This iconic event will see participants of all fitness levels and running abilities step up to the Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay on Sunday the 2nd of June. In preparation for race day, the organisers are asking volunteers to get in touch if they’re available and willing to be part of the crew that makes this great event happen.
With a growing number of participants, the Cork Marathon organisers need more help than ever. A plea is being made for volunteers who are willing to help out, particularly on race day itself, Sunday 2nd June. Entries over the past two years have exceeded previous record numbers and this year’s entry figures are expected to reach new heights.
The marathon, which started in 2007, has a superb team of loyal volunteers who return each year to look after race participants. Every year, however, new volunteers are needed and become a vital part of the event. The organisers would be delighted with extra help for stewarding on the course, being part of a water-station team, entertaining the athletes, or assisting at City Hall on race day.
The areas in particular need of volunteers this year are at water stations on the Old Blackrock-Passage Railway Line, Inchigaggin Lane, the Kingsley Hotel and on the Mardyke, but assistance in the changing rooms at City Hall and at Registration (on Saturday 1st June) is also welcomed. If you have experience stewarding road events, the organisers would be very grateful of your help out on the course to guide and encourage over 8,000 participants on their heroic journey around the city. Musicians who’d be willing to entertain the runners and supporters around the course are also very welcome! While volunteers need to be over 18, younger helpers are welcome at water stations so long as they’re supervised.
Now in its 13th year, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is an internationally recognised marathon welcoming participants from home and abroad, with certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). This marathon is a qualifying race for other marathons, such as the Boston City Marathon. The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is a not-for-profit event, organised by City Council in partnership with Athletics Ireland, Cork Business Houses Athletics Association (BHAA), An Garda Síochána, Cork Education & Training Board, Voluntary First Aid & Medical bodies such as St John Ambulance, Irish Red Cross, Order of Malta, Cork Fire Services and Civil Defence as well as local groups and communities.
For further information as to how you can become a volunteer, or indeed to register for the marathon itself visit the website