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The Border Half Marathon is ready to take off this December

Limerick Coach Mike Carmody, Race Organiser Edel Henriques from West Limerick AC and running Coach Joe Chawke at the launch of the Border Half Marathon.

The Border Half Marathon is ready to take off this December

Get your running gear ready as the Border Half Marathon is just around the corner.

The first local Half Marathon is scheduled to take place in December in Corbally, Limerick. A 21km run the marathon will start right at the border of the Sean Choill Sports Complex making its way through Clonlara, Doonass and finishing back at the Sports Complex.

With almost 400 entries so far and counting, the marathon is designed to be a great day out for enthusiastic runners and encouraging spectators.

With only 100 places left, registrations for the Half Marathon are priced at €35. The run will also see a participation from local businesses, promoting their brands.

Rinka Corbally will be at the run, to keep your little ones occupied and entertained. While Flux Athletics will be ready with their printers for personalized T-shirts.

At the launch party of the marathon local runner and coach Mike Carmody addressed all gathered and shared valuable tips on how to train for a half marathon.

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Helen Downey, Ann Hanily and Race Organiser Edel Henriques at the launch of the Border Half Marathon.

At the run, there shall be two local Sports Therapists in order to relax and give pre and post-race massages to the runners. Holistic therapies shall also be provided on the day.

The organisers are extremely enthusiastic for the upcoming event: “We felt there was a need and desire for an event like this, especially in the Corbally area which is fantastic for an event of this kind. We wanted to get the local community involved as well and welcome visitors to this area. Bring the kids along for fun activities and enjoy a beverage afterward in Sarevas who will be providing good food for all race participants.”

To collectively celebrate the Sarevas Bar at Westbury will be offering post-race finger food and a DJ for everyone. All are invited to this fun-filled marathon.

For more information on the Half Marathon go here

For more stories on Marathons in Limerick go here

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