Registration for the 2018 Donegal Half Marathon and Team Challenge Cup is now open. The event takes place on Sunday 19th August 2018 and organisers are hoping for a record number of entrants.
Registration is open via www.donegalhalfmarathon.ie and the cost of entry is €30 (Half Marathon) and €75 (Team Challenge Cup).
Pictured at the launch in Letterkenny are Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh along with Donegal Half Marathon committee members Ciaran Martin, Dessie Larkin and Danny McDaid. Also pictured is Cillian Martin. The Donegal Half Marathon and Team Challenge Cup takes place on Sunday 19th August 2018 and the relay event is open to mixed teams of three. Organisers are also looking to build on the extremely popular Children’s 1K Fun Run. Registration is open via www.donegalhalfmarathon.ie. Pic: Declan Doherty.
2018 marks the first year that the event will run as a half marathon, as the committee completes a review of the full marathon event. The Team Challenge Cup will run as a three-person relay over a 21KM route, opening up the race to a wider group of people, particularly Couch to 5K runners and walkers. The relay event is open to mixed teams of three and organisers are encouraging as many people as possible to get registering. This year the organisers are also looking to build on the extremely popular Children’s 1K Fun Run, with plans to extend this to a Family Fun Run, allowing for increased participation for all sections of the community.
Dessie Larkin, Chairperson of the Donegal Half Marathon is encouraging people to book early: “It’s great to see so many people in Donegal out running and walking and making the most of the longer evenings. We would love to see as many people as possible take part in the Donegal Half Marathon or Team Challenge Cup. Our event is the perfect incentive for anyone who’s training for the North West 10K to keep up their training regime throughout the summer. Equally, our half marathon is well timed for anyone who’s building up their training for the Dublin Marathon in October.”
Adding to this, Dessie said: “The Team Challenge Cup relay event is another great opportunity for people to participate on race day. The event is open to all businesses, charities, sports clubs, societies and community groups. It’s open to mixed teams of three and the cost per team is €75. Each team member will be tasked with running approximately 7km.”
For more information on the Donegal Half Marathon and to register, visit www.donegalhalfmarathon.ie. Competitors can register by completing the online registration form or by downloading the official form. Entries should be sent along with the relevant fee to Anne Condon, Donegal Marathon, C/O Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Grand Central Complex, Canal Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal.