Friday, August 17, 2012

Race notice...Charleville Half-Marathon - Sun 23rd Sept 2012

The 11th and final race in the Ballyhoura Active Series is the Charleville Half-Marathon coming up on Sunday, the 23rd of September 2012 at 10am.

The Charleville Half-Marathon located in North Cork is ideally placed to attract runners from both Cork and Limerick as well as further afield.

The course is designed to be as flat and as fast as possible which should result in fast times for elite and novice runners alike. Coming just 5 weeks before the Dublin City Marathon, it is ideally placed for those who would like to gauge their fitness and speed before the event itself.

All proceeds from the race go to St. Josephs Foundation charity and North Cork AC development fund.

Olympic Silver Medalist Sonia O Sullivan gives the Charleville International Half Marathon her support with former Cork City Marathon winner Michael Herlihy

Special accommodation deals are also available from Charleville Park Hotel

Entry details....
What's probably unusual about this particular Half-Marathon is that you have a range of options depending on how early you enter and what exactly you want.

Basic Entry...
Entry fee of 25 Euro - available until 1st September.
Late entry fee of 30 Euro - from 1st to 22nd of September
Race Day entry fee of 35 Euro

If you want a race T-Shirt then it's an extra €5
If you want a souvenir race medal then it's an extra €5

How to enter....
By Post.....You will find an entry form HERE
Online.......You can enter online HERE

Race Packages are not posted out before the race. They are collected either on the Saturday at the Charleville Park Hotel or on Race morning at St. Josephs Foundation.

Number Collection and Race entry available at the Charleville Park Hotel on Saturday 22nd September. Number Collection only available from 8:15am until 9:30am on 23rd September.
"On the day" Race entry strictly only available from 8:15am until 9:30am on 23rd September for 35 Euro.

More info from the organisers…
Genuinely Flat Course all the way with just one bridge. Designed to yield fast times and personal bests in response to lack of fast courses in Ireland.
AAI Permit approved and accurately measured course.
Special Elite Athlete places available with accomodation and meals – sub 70 men and sub 80 women contact Michael on 086 3168954
Top 8 cash prizes for Senior Men and Women
First prize in all categories
For any queries – Contact Michael Herlihy (086) 3168954

The race website can be found at

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