In it’s fourth year, the race takes place at the start of the Strawberry Season and is run in association with Slaney Olympic AC. The event attracts everyone from the country’s top athletes to the club and fun runners and walkers. There are pacers for the half marathon at 1.30, 1.45 and 2.00 to help participants achieve their goals.
There are great prizes to be won in the open race and in junior and all veteran categories. All entrants receive a special event technical T-Shirt, finishers medal and tea/coffee and sandwiches at the Riverside Park Hotel.
The races start and finish on the banks of the River Slaney in the historic town of Enniscorthy. The half marathon runs along the river, through the town and past the castle before heading out on tree lined roads through the pastoral County Wexford countryside in all its summer glory. The 5 mile race and 15K walk follow shortened versions of the same course. There are four water stations on the half marathon route, three on the 15K Walk and one on the 5 Mile route. All water stations supply 250ml bottles.
The event is renowned for its festive and friendly atmosphere with music and race commentary and a start /finish area which is second to none.
The nominated charity for this year’s race is the Asthma Society of Ireland.
Ireland has the 4th highest level of asthma worldwide and almost half a million people are affected. In Ireland 55 people attend A&E every week with an asthma attack and tragically one person dies from an asthma attack every week.
The organisers are asking supporters to run, jog or walk for asthma in the Strawberry Half Marathon, 5 mile race or 15k walk. All funds raised will help to maintain our essential services including our busy Asthma Advice Line, which is relied on by people of all ages but particularly by parents of children with asthma.
To raise funds for Asthma in Ireland phone 01-8178886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your sponsorship pack.
Further information on www.strawberryhalfmarathon.com
Half Marathon €30 up to 31/01/2013; €35 up to 04/05/2013; Late Entry €40
5 Mile €20 up to 31/01/2013; € 25 up to 04/05/2013; Late Entry €30
15K Walk €15 up to 31/01/2013; € 20 up to 04/05/2013; Late Entry €25