Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Meet & Train 2023 | Social Running Groups

Meet & Train 2023 | Social Running Groups

For the second year running, Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with Cork City Council, the Cork City Marathon and a number of Cork clubs to coordinate a social running Meet and Train Initiative. 

  • A social running initiative to support people in getting active and connecting with like-minded people who enjoy running together!
  • Local Athletics Club meeting point
  • 4-week meet & train sessions guided by experienced coaches
  • Commences Monday March 27th, 2023


The Meet & Train initiatives are facilitated by volunteers from local running clubs for a period of 4 weeks. That’s the time for people to meet other like-minded runners who are then happy to keep meeting for regular independent training sessions afterwards. The volunteers from the local running clubs will be happy to help to build groups with similar experiences and abilities.

Who’s it for?

Everyone! No matter what fitness level you are, how about being part of a supportive community to keep you active, meanwhile meeting like-minded people to help achieve your goals? That’s the point of training – to get better and enjoy yourself, so regardless if you’re the next Usain Bolt or simply have never run before, this is for you!

What does it involve?

Begin your journey in one of many groups across Cork. Meet each time in a designated area alongside new and seasoned runners. Any questions you have – don’t fear! That’s why you’re here; secure advice from mentors in your group who will educate and motivate you and of course, offer your support to others because we all simply have something to give.

Another benefit to getting involved is the opportunity of making new friends or simply reconnecting with your own by getting yourself a team and possibly a running buddy to experience your training with.

Ultimately we want you to feel encouragement from your new community and be the part of that team to encourage others while enjoying yourself and having fun! It is completely free to register so why not give it a go!


Bandon AC

Kellehers DIY

Mondays @ 7:30 pm

Clonakilty AC

Clonakilty Technological Park

Mondays @ 6 pm

Mount Hillary AC

Banteer Sports Field

Tuesdays @ 7:15 pm

Shandrum AC

Newtownshandrum GAA

Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm

Youghal AC

Tower Park

Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm

Togher AC

Tramore Valley Park

Thursdays @ 6:15 pm

Mallow AC

Quarterstown Industrial Estate

Thursdays @ 7 pm

How to Register:

Click the link below and fill out the short form to register for this initiative. 

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