Incorporating National Half Marathon Championship

Saturday 31st August 2024

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About the race

The last Saturday in August is synonymous with the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon - voted recently as the best half marathon in the country, further adding to its prestige and appeal.

The Bord na Mona Tullamore Half Marathon will take place on the 31st of August 2024 and this year will be no different - it will undoubtedly be a superb day of athletics. Centrally located in the midlands, in County Offaly, making it very accessible for participants and supporters travelling from all directions, the race will start from Tullamore Harriers Stadium at 10 o’clock taking in a scenic route through Mucklagh, Killurin and Cloonagh before finishing with a lap of the stadium track. The course is generally flat and is best described as undulating with some gently rolling hills along the way. The race is on closed roads, ensuring comfort and safety for all participants.

The half marathon provides an excellent opportunity for those preparing for the Dublin City Marathon and is also open to individuals who simply wish to challenge themselves and complete a half marathon (13.1 miles). We welcome not only seasoned runners but also those looking to achieve personal fitness goals and offer encouragement to all.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a very generous goody bag.

The top class facilities of Tullamore Harriers which allows for ample parking, showering facilities and post race refreshments is obviously an added attraction.

Year on year, the event results in a very high level of  positive feedback from participants who were highly complimentary of the friendly environment, carnival atmosphere and the quality of the facilities available on the day.

The event itself serves as the Leinster and Offaly Half Marathon Championship event with age group and team prizes.

The Quinlan Cup will be presented to the winning male team and the Phyllis Delaney Cup to the winning ladies team


The route

National Half Marathon Championships

Important information for participants of the National Half Marathon Championships.

The athlete must wear club singlet or an alternative permitted in certain circumstances with permission of meet manager or race director on application with entry.


18 years of age or over on the 31st of December in the year of competition. Team scores are calculated for the first athletes across the line, unless otherwise declared. Scores are calculated based on finishing times; the youngest age of the team will apply as the team category.



Senior Men and Senior Women: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Masters Men and Masters Women: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in O35, O40, O45, O55, O60, O65, O70, O75, and O80.


Senior Men and Senior Women: 3 to score, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams.
Master Men and Master Women: 3 to score, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams in O35 and O50.

There is no limit on the number of teams a club can have.
Over-50s can score on the over-35 team or the senior team, but they can only score on one team.

By not declaring you give the club better flexibility.

By not declaring: top 3 athletes naturally fall into seniors if they are fast enough and within the fastest 3 teams overall. If they are not fast enough they fall back into masters teams. This gives more flexibility. If those masters also don't finish in senior medalist team places 1, 2 or 3 they fall back into masters team.

If you declare, you take away the flexibility of moving up and down. Once teams are declared only those members are part of that team.

Ensure that your declared athletes will show up on the day.

Course records

Men: Peter Somba 2022 1.07.24
Ladies: Pauline Curley 2014, 1.19.12


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