This Classic event takes place in Clonmel on Sunday 20th August at 10am and athletes will run on an enjoyable, scenic route that takes in the country and urban areas of Clonmel
Clonmel Athletic Club are delighted to have Boston Scientific as our main sponsors for the 7th consecutive year. This year's race is limited to 1000 entrants & offers great value for money, for the fee you get race entry, chip timing, Performance T-Shirt, souvenir medal, water & fruit at finish line plus complementary post race refreshments which include tea, coffee, sandwiches, buns, biscuits etc served with the great Clonmel AC hospitality!
We will also have a DJ at the finish blasting out tunes to help motivate you on the last 100m, adding to the atmosphere for athletes & spectators alike. Bring along the family to support you & let the kids enjoy the Bouncy Castle in the finishing area while your out running.
We provide small water bottles at our 4 water stations throughout the course & give a choice of 4 Pacers if anyone wants company to achieve their target. At Clonmel AC we want to make the 13.1 miles as enjoyable an experience as possible & with the help of our 100+ volunteers we're there to give you a big welcome & encourage you all the way. We even have the team from South Tipp Physio at the finish ready to give you a complementary massage to relieve your aching muscles.
As well as establishing itself as a PB Half Marathon course we're happy to say it's also earned a reputation as a great course for a beginners Half Marathon. Clonmel AC host this event in an atmosphere of friendship & we're there to encourage & support everyone to achieve their goal every step of the way regardless of time, we were delighted to welcome many Walkers to our event in 2016 & hope to see many more come along in this year. This half marathon is an 'all inclusive' event, if you train to participate in it, we'll be there to meet you at the end! With this in mind we've extended the course cut off time to 3hr 30 mins.
With just 10 weeks from Boston Scientific Half Marathon to the Dublin Marathon it's the perfect addition to the marathon training plan to establish your condition in the lead up Dublin.
This event proved very useful preparation to Claire Gibbons McCarthy from Leevale AC who won the ladies race & set the new women's course record on our Half Marathon. Claire went on to run a seasons best of 2:38 in the Berlin Marathon in September 2016.
Option of Online Registration or Postal Entries
Start and Finish
The race starts on the N28 approx 1km from Race Headquarters while the finish is at the Race Headquarters, the Clonmel LIT complex.
Plenty of parking at the Race Headquarters
Registration and Race Number Pick up
Online Registration will remain open until the 800 limit is reached and that can be up to 9am on race day. Race numbers and presentation packs can be collected on the Saturday, 2 to 4:30 pm and on Race day from 8.30 am onwards.
Post Race Celebration
Why not join everyone afterwards at race headquarters for the Post race Refreshments where Showers and Physio treatment for those tired limbs will be available.
Timing and Finish Line Services
Gun and Chip Start/ Finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Premier Timing Systems
For additional information on the race please contact Niall at 086 1660888 or by email at email@example.com