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Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon

  10625086_10153134702884535_3310830139409562086_n IMG_2850[1] IMG_0171[1]quinlan cup half marathon The 4th annual Tullamore Half Marathon will take place on Saturday 27th August 2016, Tullamore Harriers are looking forward to an even better event for this year’s race. The race will start from Harriers Stadium at 11 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. 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 €__ (€__ for relay teams) and online entry is  open soon. for more information check out our Facebook page or call 087-6188818 or 086 8727311 Results of the 2015 Half Marathon Results of the 2014 Half Marathon Results of the 2013 Half Marathon  

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Half Marathon FAQs

How old do I have to be to take part? 18 years of age or older What race options are available? The course is a 13.1 mile Half Marathon route for individuals and there is also a relay option where teams of two can run half the course each (10.5K). How do I register? Visit our website www.tullamoreharriers.com . Online Registration opening soon How much does it cost to enter? Online registration is €__ for the individual Half Marathon entry and €__ for a relay team (two people). It will be possible to register on the day but this will cost €__ for individuals or €__ for relay teams. Where do I collect my race number and t-shirt? Race numbers can be collected as you sign in at the clubhouse on the morning of the race from 10am where you can also collect your t-shirt. You can also sign-in the previous evening from 6.30pm-8pm. Will I get a medal? Yes - everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a special Quinlan Cup Half Marathon finishers medal. Where can I park? There will be ample free parking available in the grounds of the Tullamore Harriers Stadium. Where does the race start and finish? The race starts on Charleville Road, just outside the Harriers grounds and finishes in stadium with a lap of the track. For relay teams, those running the first leg will start as above while those running the second leg will be bused to the half-way point to await their team-mates. Relay runners having completed the first leg will be bused back to the stadium. Will the course be marked? The race route will be clearly marked and marshalled along the way and there will be markers at each mile. Are there toilets & showers available? Yes! There are toilets, changing rooms, showers available on-site at Harriers Stadium. Along the race route there will also be toilets available at Killuran GAA pitch (approx. half way through the route). Will there be somewhere safe to leave my belongings? There will be a bag-drop facility at the stadium which will be attended throughout the event. Runners will need to show their race number when using this facility. How does the relay option work? Those running the first leg of the relay will start with the main group. Those doing the second-leg will be bused to the half-way point where they will wait for their team mate. Each relay runner will have a race number so there’s no need to exchange numbers at the change-over. You will be given a coloured wrist-band to exchange. Those having completed the first leg will be bused back to the stadium. IMPORTANT: First-leg runners should remove their race numbers before returning to the Stadium so that the timing chip is not activated if they are near the finish line. How many water stations will there be? There will be three water stations along the race route at approximately miles 3,6 and 9 and a refreshment stand at the finish with water, coke and fruit. There will also be a number of people patrolling the route on bikes with additional water and words of encouragement! Where will the first-aid stations be located? Two first-aid ambulances will be available for the duration of the event with one at the start/finish area and one "sweeping" the route. Will there be pacemakers? Yes, there will be pacemakers for the following times: 1hr30; 1hr40; 1hr50; 2hr & 2hr 10. Can I use my MP3 player/iPod? For safety reasons we use request that personal music devices not be used as the race is being run on open roads so it is important that you be aware of traffic and instructions from marshals. Will there be massages available after the race? Yes, there will be a number of physio’s available in the club house after the race. Will there be refreshments after the race? Yes! There will be a feast of sandwiches, cakes, treats, teas and coffees available after the race. What prizes will be awarded? Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st €350; 2nd €250; 3rd €150, 1st o40 €60; 1st o50 €60; 1st o60 €60 – male and female. 1st relay team €80 Course records (male & female) €100 1st team of four: €200 and the Quinlan Cup When and where will the presentations take place? The prize giving will take place directly after the race where winners will be invited to the podium to collect their prizes. When will the results be available? As the race is chip-timed, your result will be available from the __ team straight away and full-results will be available online soon after the race ends. Anything else I need to know? There will be a running Expo this year. if your or your business in interested in putting a stand in , you can contact us info@tullamoreharriers.com The Quinlan Cup Half Marathon will be a great day out – there’ll be a fantastic buzz around the stadium so bring your friends and family to share in the craic and cheer you home as you complete the finishing lap of the track.