1,300 en­tries ex­pected for Charleville half marathon

The Corkman - - NEWS - MICHAEL MCGRATH

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.

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