July 14, 2024

These collaborating within the Kernan’s-sponsored occasion which has a 9.20 am begin can acquire their quantity and goody luggage on the Aura Leisure Centre between 2 pm and 6 pm on Saturday.

“To ensure the occasion runs as easily as doable, we’re asking all those that stay domestically or close by to gather their quantity on Saturday afternoon. For these not from the world or who’re travelling on race day, they’ll acquire their quantity on Sunday between 8 am and eight.45 am,” he added.

“The 2023 Donegal Half Marathon was launched in February and the organising committee have been working away quietly behind the scenes since pulling the assorted elements of the occasion collectively. As normal, there was an awesome buy-in from the group and varied teams and organisations who all play their very own very important and distinctive half.”

Given final week’s affirmation that the 2022 Dublin Half Marathon winner, Yared Derese, will likely be competing on Sunday, a brand new course file is on the playing cards. The 38-year-old Ethiopian runner, who’s a member of Carrick Aces AC in Monaghan, took the nationwide half marathon title final 12 months when clocking 1:03:44. The course file for the Donegal Half of 1:09:51 was posted by Freddy Keron Sittuk in 2015.

The Donegal Half Marathon was lately confirmed as a Donegal Athletics Board championship occasion and given this new dimension, golf equipment are fielding groups within the varied classes which has boosted the numbers collaborating.

Organisers devised a brand new flatter and sooner route in 2022 and the identical route will likely be used once more this 12 months. The 2 essential adjustments are the elimination of the climb up Port Street and the massive loop of the course being accomplished the alternative manner.

The mix of those two adjustments has resulted in a brand new begin line at the start of the Conwal straight positioned a brief distance previous the doorway of Ballymacool City Park – one mile from the Aura Leisure Centre the place the race will likely be headquartered.

For a 3rd successive 12 months, the Donegal Half Marathon will undertake one of many key signature factors alongside the Wild Atlantic Method in Donegal. For 2023, the centrepiece of the finisher’s medal will include a raised picture of Malin Head, the county’s most northerly level and a essential signature level alongside the Wild Atlantic Method.

The general winner of the Donegal Half Marathon will likely be offered with the Dessie Larkin Perpetual Defend. The late Dessie Larkin, who died out of the blue on March 18th 2019, was one of many essential driving forces behind the Donegal Half Marathon and Marathon first held in Letterkenny in 2014.

The Donegal Half Marathon is a really a lot a collaborative effort, with the committee getting nice assist and help from Donegal Sports activities Partnership, Donegal County Council, Letterkenny CDP, Donegal Volunteer Centre, Fáilte Eire, Optum, Century Cinemas and Watson Rent.

To enter the 2023 Donegal Half Marathon, observe the hyperlink under:

The kids’s races on the morning of the half marathon, that are sponsored by Century Cinemas, have grown in recognition and these will likely be run once more this 12 months. The races will get underway at 10 am.

To register a toddler for the youngsters’s races, observe the hyperlink under: