Registration is now officially open to accept participants for the popular Tipperary Ladies Mini Marathon; which will be held on Sunday September 25th, beginning at 11.00am here in Thurles.
This year marks the seventh year of this 10k Ladies Mini Marathon, which has grown from strength to strength since its initial inauguration, first performed here in Thurles in 2010. This year International Athlete and the winner of the 2016 Dublin Mini Marathon, Ms Siobhan O’Doherty, was kind enough to launch this upcoming 2016 event.
Note: The ‘Registration Fee’ required for this event is €15 up to and including August 31st next. Following the August date date a registration fee will cost €20, up to the closing date for entries which remains strictly Monday September 19th 2016, (at close of business, plus online reg. fee).
The Course is A.A.I Certified – Chip Timed – and entrants must be over 18 years of age. All participating entrants will receive a Medallion and a Technical T-Shirt. Spot prizes will also be distributed randomly and a charitable donation of €200 will also go to the largest ‘Charity Fund-Raising Group’ registered to compete at this event.
Thurles 2016 Marathon Route
As already stated, this event will start sharp at 11.00am, following a warm up on the Thurles LIT Campus, with those participating being asked to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of this event.
The official start line will direct participants over the Jimmy Doyle Bridge, to turn right, moving southwards onto the Templemore road. The race route will then lead into Thurles, traversing the town’s Liberty Square unto the Sleive-na-Mon Road; to take the first exit off the roundabout opposite Thurles Shopping Centre. Runners will follow the Clongour Road, passing Thurles Golf Club as far as Turtulla Cross, before then turning left onto the Archerstown Road and again keeping left onto the Mill Road; now moving northwards back to Thurles, before again turning left at the Roundabout on the main Thurles to Dublin road. The route will then follow westward along Kickham Street; taking the first exit left on the Cathedral Street Roundabout, passing Thurles Cathedral, to cross the river Suir on Barry’s Bridge and into Liberty Square. Continuing to stay on the left side, runners will turn right after the pedestrian traffic lights, turning again out of the Square and retracing their steps back along the Templemore road, before turning, once more, left at Cluin Glas and back over the Jimmy Doyle Bridge, to cross the finishing line, safely positioned on the Thurles LIT campus.
Motorists and other road users are asked to take exceptional care on Sunday September 25th, if moving about in the vicinity of this Thurles race route.
Participants must wear, at all times, their official Race Numbers and Chip Timing. These may be collected at the CTI, the Mall on Saturday 24th September 2016 between 10.00am and 2.00pm or on Sunday 25th September 2016 between 8.00am and 9.30am.
- Swapping of race numbers is not permitted.
- Participants must be over 18 years of age.
- No headphones are permitted be worn by participants, for obvious safety reasons.
- Parking will be available on the day in Thurles Crokes AC across the road, west of the Thurles LIT main building.
- Participants are responsible for their own safety and are participating at their own personal risk.
- All participants must obey the rules of the road at all times and be fully aware of other road users, as this event will be run on open roads.
- Participants must obey fully the instructions of the Gardaí, Civil Defence and the event’s Marshalls, at all times.
Note all ‘Postal Registrations’ will be welcomed and should be addressed to:- ‘Tipperary Sports Partnership, Clonmel Office, Ballingarrane House, Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary’; while those wishing to Register on-line may do so by visiting HERE
If you are a participant we know you will enjoy the day and if you are not participating do come along as a spectator and support this most enjoyable of Thurles events.