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Introduction

‘Clontarf – The Aprés Marathon race’  November 25th

Welcome to Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf half marathon and 5 mile. This is Ireland’s flattest half marathon and flattest 5 mile. It takes place in the scenic setting of Clontarf Promenade and Bull Island with views of Howth Head and Dublin bay. The race is contained within an off road promenade and Bull Island giving it unique and relaxing appeal.

Both races are open to runners/ joggers and walkers. The flat terrain makes it an ideal race to aim for a PB. The half marathon has pacers to help you achieve your Goal. The 5 mile is all on hard surfaced ground.

Back with a bang after the Sell Out success of July 2017. We have gone with the same formula which attracted 3,000 walkers, joggers and runners to this flat course in July. It certainly has the big race atmosphere! Medals and goodies await you at our unique finish line.

This is an annual SELL OUT race. Don’t leave it too late to enter

MEDALS: For Nov 2017 we have a special NEW Winter collectors medal. To view click here

Run, Jog or Walk (we have a dedicated walking section) but don’t miss out on the Ápres Marathon race of 2017. Annual SELL OUT event. Places are limited. Enter now to avoid disappointment.

Go out, be active, and most of all enjoy!

The Clontarf Half Marathon & 5 mile team

The Half Marathon

‘Clontarf – The Aprés Marathon race’  November 25th 

Variety of Events: Run or Walk the Clontarf Half Marathon – Ireland’s Flattest Half Marathon course

MEDALS: For Nov 2017 we have a special NEW Winter collectors medal. To view click here 

Clontarf Half Marathon is an out and back course taking in the Clontarf promenade – Bull Island – the causeway – continuing along the promenade up to Sutton Lane where participants will then retrace their footsteps back to the start/finish line.

Map – click here

The course Starts and Finishes opposite The Yacht Pub Clontarf.

Note – if you have been inactive for a long time please get the all clear from a doctor to ensure you are in good health for the 21.1km’s.

Enter Race & Number pick up

Please note that you must register online to be part of the Event. Register now.

Number pick up takes place on (date). More information can be found here.

Race Day Timings – Saturday 25th Nov

Half Marathon Runners and Joggers are requested to be at the start area at 9.30am for a 10.00am start.

Half Marathon Walkers are requested to be at the start area at 9am for a 9.20am start.

(the 5 mile starts at 10.20am)

The bag drop off point will be at the Starting Area.

Please note this is limited and not covered. Please use your vehicle (if you have one) to house your stuff.

*Do not leave valuables in Dry Bag as Organisers cannot accept responsibility for lost or mislaid bags.

The Start of the Race – 10.00am Runners and Joggers

Athletes who are expecting to finish the race in under 1 hour 20 mins are invited to come to the front for the Start of the race. We kindly request that all participants will be courteous in allowing this to happen.

Please note: Walkers for the Half Marathon will be starting earlier at 9.20am to allow them to reach Bull Island in advance of the runners/joggers.

Aid stations are at Km 6.1  Km 10.1  Km 14.1

Toilets are located at Km 7.5 and Km 12.7

Prizes

Half Marathon Prizes Male & Female 1 -3.

All prizes will be posted to winners. We do not present them on the day.

The 5 Mile

‘Clontarf – The Aprés Marathon race’  November 25th

Variety of Events: Run or Jog the Clontarf 5 mile

MEDALS: For Nov 2017 we have a special NEW Winter collectors medal. To view click here 

The Clontarf 5 mile is an out and back course. It follows the Promenade, crosses the Wooden bridge and turns close to the end of the Pier. It is all on hard surface (no sand).

Map click here

The 5 mile course starts opposite The Yacht Pub and finishes opposite The Yacht Pub in Clontarf

Note: If you have been inactive for a period of time please get the all clear from a doctor before taking part.

Enter Race & Number pick up

Please note that you must register online to be part of the Event. Register now.

Number pick up takes place on (date). More information can be found here.

**Note** the 5 mile has a limit of 1,000 entries.

The bag drop off point will be at the Starting Area.

Please note this is limited and not covered. Please use your vehicle (if you have one) to house your stuff.

*Do not leave valuables in Dry Bag as Organisers cannot accept responsibility for lost or mislaid bags.

Race Day Timings – Saturday 25th Nov

5 Mile Runners and Joggers are requested to be at the start area at 9.45am for a 10.20am Start.

Prizes

5 Mile Prizes Male & Female 1-3:

All prizes will be posted to winners. We do not present them on the day.

 

Number pick up

Take a note of the multiple days and different times for each separate day.

*NOTE CHANGE IN DAYS & Times to July*

Tuesday  5.30pm – 7.30pm

St Anthony’s Hall (the old church), Clontarf.

This will suit the Clontarf gang & some Northsiders.

DIRECTIONS click here. The Hall is located in front of the newer Church (facing the road). Parking across the road at the Promenade or church yard.

Wednesday 9.30am – 9pm

Wheelworx, Runworx, Unit 48B, Fonthill Retail Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

This will suit the Clontarf gang & some Northsiders.

DIRECTIONS click here

Thursday 9.30am – 9pm

Wheelworx, Runworx, Unit 48B, Fonthill Retail Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

This will suit the Clontarf gang & some Northsiders.

DIRECTIONS click here

Saturday 25th November  8.00am – 9.30am sharp

Start/finish line Clontarf. Please don’t all appear at 9.15am. We will close at 9.30am sharp.

On Saturday the number slots (1 – 500, 501 – 1000 etc.) will be visible on the roof of the Gazebo. Please Q in the correct corral so we can process you quicker.

We Strongly suggest that you avail of the weekday Number pick-ups. Gives you a sleep in and less time spent on your feet Q-ing on Saturday.

Can I get someone else can collect my pack?

Yes – someone else can collect your pack for you OR collect multiple packs.

Registration General Info:

Please note you don’t need to bring your confirmation slips. If you have already entered – we have you logged in.

Race numbers will be visible on a Notice board at registration. And on a spread sheet in Race Info (Introduction page) from Wednesday on race week at midday (save it to your phone in advance) please find your number first and then come to registration table to receive pack. Applies for all days.

Select a course to register for:

  • Half Marathon Only
  • 5 Mile
  • Half Marathon Only

    ‘Clontarf – The Aprés Marathon race’  November 25th

    Variety of Events: Run or Walk the Clontarf Half

    Welcome to the entry section of the website.

    For most seasoned runners it’s an automatic reflex to arrive at this section and proceed to Enter.

    Then there are others who are about to make a serious commitment which may see them running/ walking the longest distance of their lives… Kudos to you! We wish you every success.

    The Clontarf Half Marathon team hopes that everyone achieves their respective goals. We offer Training Tips based on middle distance running experiences and a Training Plan to guide you through your training to prepare you for Race day. Click on Training Icon for more info.

    Pacers for the Half 1.30 1.40 1.45 1.50 2hours

    Entry to the Half Marathon Nov is €28

    There is a 7% charge per online registration.

    MEDALS: For Nov 2017 we have a special NEW Winter collectors medal. To view click here 

    For this you will receive:

    • Race Number
    • Timing Chip (disposable)
    • NEW Bespoke medal click here
    • A 10km time on the course. 2 x PB’s…?!
    • Pacers 1.30  1.40  1.45  1.50  2 hours
    • Training Tips
    • 3 x Aid stations with Bottled water
    • Bag drop
    • Refreshments at finish line
    • Super cup of soup
    • VAT on entry
    • Dedicated car park/ bike park
    • Flattest Half Marathon in Ireland

    To enter

     
    Under 18’s

    Please note that you must be over 18 to enter the Half Marathon. This is in line with the IAAF guidelines.

    Recommendation

    It is recommended that any potential participant not currently involved in physical sporting activity, should undertake a medical examination before taking part in the Half Marathon.

    5 Mile

    ‘Clontarf – The Aprés Marathon race’  November 25th 

    Variety of Events: Run or Walk the Clontarf 5 mile

    Welcome to the entry section of the website.

    For most seasoned runners it’s an automatic reflex to arrive at this section and proceed to Enter.

    Then there are others who are about to make a serious commitment which may see them running/walking the longest distance of their lives. Kudos to you! We wish you every success.

    Entry to the 5 Mile November is €20

    There is a 7% charge per online registration.

    MEDALS: For Nov 2017 we have a special NEW Winter collectors medal. To view click here 

    For this you will receive:

    • Race Number
    • Timing Chip (disposable)
    • NEW Bespoke medal click here
    • Refreshments at finish line
    • Super cup of soup
    • Bag drop
    • VAT on entry
    • Dedicated car park/ bike park
    • Flattest 5 mile in Ireland (all hard surface)

    Recommendation

    It is recommended that any potential participant not currently involved in physical sporting activity, should undertake a medical examination before taking part in the 5 mile.

    Training plan for Half Marathon & 5 mile

    Plus general Tips on Half Marathon

    Training tips to give you a guide towards achieving your respective goal. Please note they are general tips and should be used for reference only.

    Training Plans for Half Marathon & 5 mile

    Beginner Half Marathon training plan

    Beginner_5mile_training_plan

    Tips for Running

    Half Marathon Tips 1 – Equipment & Injury Prevention

    Half_Marathon_Tips_2_Training_Log_for_Motivation

    Half_Marathon_Tips_3_Clothing_and_Rain

    Half_Marathon_Tips_4_Blisters_Chaffing_Black_Toenails

    Half_Marathon_Tips_5_Nutrition

    Half_Marathon_Tips_6_Preparation_1_Week_Before_and_Race_Day

     

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQ's

    • Q. Is there a limit on the number of Entries?
    • Ans. Yes. And we sell out each race.
    • Q. Do I have to go to Number pick up?
    • Ans. Yes. Or you can send someone in your place. Someone must pick up your race pack. Items will not be sent out in the post.
    • Q. Can I Enter the Event at number pick up
    • Ans. Only if availability. See Facebook page or Final race details on home page (when published)
    • Q. Can I Enter on the day?
    • Ans. Only if availability. See Facebook page or Final race details on home page  (when published)
    • Q. Do entrants get a training top or medal?
    • Ans. JULY RACE – Everyone gets a medal. Half Marathon only get tops. Tops not included in 5 mile fee.
    • Ans. NOVEMBER RACE – Everyone gets a medal.
    • Q. Can I walk the course?
    • Ans. Yes. Walkers are welcome in the Half Marathon & 5 mile
    • Q. Are we running on sand on Bull Island?
    • Ans. Half marathon ONLY. It will be just like running on any hard surface. There is a machine used by DCC to manicure the sand so it will be ideal. The 5 mile is all on hard surface.
    • Q. Will I get an official time for my race?
    • Ans. Yes. We are using timing chips. You will receive one at Number Pick up. It is attached to your race number.
    • Q. Can I raise funds for any chosen Charity?
    • Ans. Yes. We would encourage you to do so.
    • Q. Is it possible to get a refund of the entry fee?
    • No, once your entry is received we incur material costs and admin costs so unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund or to defer to a future race. Transfer of your entry to another competitor is not permitted as it is you who have agreed to the terms and conditions of the event, provided emergency contact details, etc
    • Q. Is there an age restriction for participants?
    • Yes. Participants must be 18 years or older on the date of the Half Marathon race.
    • This is in line with the IAAF guidelines.
    • Q . Will the course be marked in miles or kilometres?
    • Ans. The Half Marathon will be measured in Km’s (yellow signs). The 5 mile will be measured in miles (blue signs).

    Question 2

    Contact

    Contact information here.

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