Preview of the Cork City Marathon...
The Cork City Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the country outside of Dublin. It is held on the Bank Holiday Sunday at the start of June every year.
The route for the full marathon takes in much of the city including the Jack Lynch Tunnel. Starting on Patricks St in the city centre, the course does a loop up around Blackpool before heading east to the Dunkettle Roundabout and the tunnel beyond. The 7 mile mark is passed just before the tunnel and the route is pretty flat up until this point.
Any climbs in the marathon are pretty modest and are mostly between 6.5 miles to 8.5 miles and around 18.5 to 21.2 miles.
The large red numbers on the map below shows the end of each of the relay legs.
Click on the each of the relay legs below to get a better idea of each section...
a) Leg 1 can be seen HERE
b) Leg 2 can be seen HERE
c) Leg 3 can be seen HERE
d) Leg 4 can be seen HERE
e) Leg 5 can be seen HERE