Description

With the return of our half marathon and 10k this year, we wanted to add something extra and we have done that with an option of a team relay for the half marathon. There will be 3 legs with distances of 3.1 miles, 4.5 miles and 5.5 miles so if a half marathon distance is out of your comfort zone this is the ideal opportunity to get a few of your running buddies together and take part in this flat and fast route. Each relay member will be chipped and everyone will receive a bespoke t-shirt and finishers medal. Further details re hangover points will be shared closer to the time.

Event details and schedule

General Information

 The 2022 Newry City Half Marathon and 10k will both take place on Sunday 29th May. The Half will start at 10am and the 10k at 10:30am. Race numbers will be capped at 1000 for the Half and 300 for the 10k and both events are expected to sell out well in advance so organisers Newry City Runners encourage everyone to enter early to avoid disappointment.

 

These events both take place on closed roads.

 

Relay

 New to the 2022 event is a team of three relay

runners over the half marathon distance - leg distances are 3.1 miles, 4.5 miles and 5.5 miles approximately.

 

Course

 The 13.1 mile course takes in a scenic coastal route starting along the historic Newry Quay, outside of the The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry before heading down to Warrenpoint and the historic Narrow Water Castle on the scenic canal carriageway. The route has been designed to be fast and flat with definite personal best potential. In 2019 Tommy Hughes broke the World Record on this course making it one of the flattest and fastest half marathon routes within Ireland. For more detail, please click on the 'Route' link to see a map of the course.

 

Our new route for the 10k promises to be lightening quick, with a straightforward flat, fast approach used.

 

Pacers

 Half Marathon - There will be pacers from sub 1:30 up to 2:30 hour groups. Look out for your group at the start line, they will carry different coloured balloons and located within a dedicated zone to ensure that you can all group together before the event begins.

 10k will have also pacers for sub 40 mins up to sub 60 mins.

 

Spectators

 Good locations for spectating are at the initial start and finish line at the Quay, Greenbank Industrial Estate and the turning point beside Narrow Water Castle.

 

Finisher's Medals

 All competitors that complete the race will receive a commemorative medal.

 

T-Shirts

All entrants will receive a free race T-Shirt. Guaranteed sizes will only be available until 1st April 2022.

 

Entry Fees

 Half Marathon - £25

 10k - £20

 There is a £2 discount for registered Athletics NI Runners

 Note: On the day entry will only be available if full race capacity is not met beforehand.

 After the 1st May both the half marathon and 10k entry fess will increase by £5.00

Half Marathon - £30

10k - £25

 

Refunds

 Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not transfer your application to the following year.

 

Duplicate entries made in genuine error will be refunded in full.

 

Parking

There is ample car parking facilities located around the event including free parking along Hill Street, Mary Street and within the Quays Shopping Centre and Buttercrane Shopping Centre.

 

 Collection of Race Pack

 You will be able to collect your race pack including race number and T-shirt at the Registration area located inside one of the shop units in The Quays Shopping Centre.

 Race Pack Collection will be available on the Friday before the event from 7-9 pm, Saturday 28th May, from 12am to 2.30pm. We recommend that you collect your pack on 28th to allow yourself more time to prepare for the race on race morning.

 Pack collection will also be available on 8.00am - 9.30am on the day of the race. This is approx.

 

Race Numbers

 Race numbers must be worn on the front of vests/T-shirts; Note that you may be disqualified if your number is not clearly visible.

 

The race number incorporates a timing chip - please ensure you wear the number at all times during the race. Loss of a number will mean that your time and position will not be recorded.

 

 Start

 The Start Point and finish point are located at the Quays Shopping Centre.

Runners will be called to the start no later than 10 mins prior to the races commencing. The front of the start area is reserved for faster runners and wheel chair athletes who will start 2mins before the main race.

 

First Aid

 Medical Assistance and First aid will be present on the course and at the end of the race. If assistance is required, please contact one of the marshals or a first-aider.

 

 Toilets

 In addition to the toilets provided within the Quays, there will also be portable toilets at two points on the course, each of which you will pass twice.

 

Water Stations

 There will be two water stations along the route, one each on the outward and inward legs. These will be signposted in advance. There will be sufficient bottles of water available for each runner to obtain one bottle at each station.

 

If empty, runners are asked to dispose of used bottles into the wheelie bins provided or, if they still contain water, on the road or footpath as near as possible to the water station.

 

Please do not throw them onto grass verges, over hedges or into gardens.

 

Finish / Post Race

 At the end of the race you should run through the finish line. Do not turn back or stop until you are well clear of the line or unless you are directed to do so by a race official.

 All race finishers and walkers will receive a medal on crossing the line.

The timing chip attached to your race number is disposable and does not need to be returned.

 

Prize Giving

 Prize giving will take place at approximately 12:00pm within the event marquee - maximum one prize per individual.

 

Prize Money

MALE & FEMALE

 

1st - £150

2nd - £100

3rd - £50

 

V35 - 1st £40

2nd £20

 

V40 - 1st £40

2nd £20

 

V45 - 1st £40

2nd £20

 

V50 - 1st £40

2nd £20

 

V55 - 1st £40

2nd £20

 

V60 - 1st £40

2nd £20

 

V65 - 1st £40

2nd £20

 

V70- 1st £40

2nd £20

 

WHEEL CHAIR

1st - £50

2nd - £25

 

 

Further information on Newry City Runners is available at

 events@newrycityrunners.com

Organised by

Newry City Runners

AYALLOGUE 20 LOW ROAD, NEWRY

Phone: 7740864730 x7740