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Charleville International Half-Marathon

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High Quality Standards of Race Organisation The Charleville International Half-Marathon www.charlevillehalf.com, organised by North Cork AC takes place this year on Sunday 23rd September 2012 at 10am. (AAI License Approved)

This race which goes by the slogan “The Flattest, Straightest and Fastest Half-Marathon in Ireland”, is set to provide a high quality event which allow runners to run a fast time over the flat course. The course has been measured and certified to International standards by AIMS (The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and will be using the best Chip timing available through Championchip. This demonstrates the lengths that the race organisers are willing to go to ensure the race is of the highest quality.

Registration for the race can be done through their website, https://www.charlevillehalf.com/registration/ And it is also possible to get a postal application form by emailing [email protected] or phoning Michael on 086 3168954. Souvenir t-shirts and medals of a high quality are also available in a flexible entry format where entrants can choose to take a medal and a t-shirt or not. Online entries are available until Friday Sept. 21st. Entries are also being accepted at the Charleville Park Hotel from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday 22nd Sept. and on the morning of the race from 8:30am to 9:30am at St. Josephs Foundation, Bakers Rd. Charleville at the Start-Finish area. Special accommodation deals are available through the Charleville Park Hotel www.charlevilleparkhotel.com This year’s race is set to have a top class field take part with over 30 of Ireland’s elite male and female distance runners, including a number of Olympians. Most of these are taking part in order to make use of the fast flat course to set a fast time while others are using this race to gauge their fitness in the build up to the Dublin Marathon. Most runners in the race will use the race to set themselves up for the winter cross country and road race season. The names on the elite athlete list is quiet impressive and indicates that it will be one of the most competitive distance races of the year. The fact that so many of Irelandselite runners are set to attend indicates that this is a race not to be missed. If you want to get your winter season off to a good start then get your entry in soon atwww.CharlevilleHalf.com