Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon

Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon
Saturday 30th August 2014 12.00pm.

Following the successful inaugural running of the Tullamore Half Marathon last year, Tullamore Harriers are looking forward to an even better event for this year’s race which takes place on Saturday 30th August. The race will start from Harriers Stadium at 12 o’clock taking in a scenic route through Mucklagh, Killurin and Cloonagh before finishing with a lap of the stadium track. The course is generally flat and is best described as undulating with some gently rolling hills along the way.

This race is ideally suited to anyone training for the Dublin City Marathon or simply wanting to go the distance over 13.1 miles. But if half a marathon seems too much of a stretch there is also a relay option where teams of two can run approximately 10.5km each.

Last year’s race attracted hundreds of runners from all over the country as well as a large turnout of spectators. We were delighted with the huge level of positive feedback from participants who were highly complementary of the friendly environment, carnival atmosphere and the quality of the facilities available on the day.

This year’s event will be even more high profile as we are reviving the Quinlan Cup which will be awarded to the winning club team. For more than 40 years the Harriers Quinlan Cup was the most prestigious event on the road racing calendar. Having started as a cross-country race back in 1957, it became a road race in 1967 and remained so until 2000 when the race was last held. During its reign as a blue-ribband event the Quinlan Cup was won by the likes of John Treacy and Eamonn Coughlan.

The entry fee is just €25 (€30 for relay teams) and online entry is now available at www.tullamoreharriers.com or through our Facebook page Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon – Quinlan Cup.

For more information call 087-6188818 or 086 8727311