1,300 entries expected for Charleville half marathon
THE Charleville 2017 half-marathon race gets underway on this Sunday morning from their headquarters at St. Joseph’s Foundation at Baker’s Road, Charleville.
The event, which is billed as the flattest and fastest half marathon in Ireland, is organised by the locally based North Cork Athletic Club, which caters for all age groups in their activities.
The flat course is the genuine article as the runners will only encounter one bridge in the race and it is ideal for any athlete looking to improve their personal best time.
The race is sponsored by Kerry Foods and part of the proceeds are donated to St. Joseph’s Foundation Charleville, which caters for people with special needs.
The remainder of the money goes back into the club funds for the development of the facilities for members, which are drawn from all over North Cork and South Limerick.
No entries will be accepted on race day but entries will be accepted online until Thursday, September 14, so if you are thinking of participating in the race it would be advisable to get your entry in immediately as there are only a few places remaining to be filled.
Outline of the Charleville half marathon course.