The National Half Marathon Championship 2013 will be incorporated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon taking place on the 5th August, 2013 in Dublin City Centre. Up to 8,000 athletes are expected to run the 13.1 mile (21km) route around the streets of Dublin with bands located at every mile to keep both runners and spectators entertained. Starting at St Stephen’s Green, the route takes in some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks and finishes up on Earlsfort Terrace.
The National Half Marathon Championship is open to all athletes registered with Athletics Ireland. This popular event sees 60 Irish teams enter, with over 500 individuals taking place. Team results are based on aggregate times. Last year’s Individual winners were Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders A.C) and Maria McCambridge (Letterkenny A.C). In the team events, Clonliffe Harriers A.C. took the honors in the male event and Donore Harriers A.C. won the ladies event.
The race starts at 8.30am on Bank Holiday Monday the 5th of August. Medals and cash prizes will be awarded at a post race ceremony. There will be no entry on Race Day. All participants receive a Brooks Technical T-shirt and finisher’s medal. Athletes must be registered online for the 2013 event. Entry fees are as follows:
- €25.00 per individual until 1st July 2013
- €49.00 from 2nd July – 28th July 2013