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WICKLOW Hospice Marathon 100 Team is organising two races next month.
Both races are open to runners, joggers and walkers alike and will follow the route of last July's Seven Day Seven Marathon Challenge. The races will take place on Saturday February 22 with a start time of 10am for both events.
The 10K will consist of a one lap course and the half marathon will be double this. Both races will consist of a mixture of forest trail and road.
Both races will be chip timed and there will be a special medal for all finishers. In addition there will be prizes for the first four men and first four ladies. Also there will be a prize for the first man and first lady in the over 40; over 50; over 60 and over 70 categories.
Online entry is available for just €20 at www.precisiontiming.ie or by calling into Avondale Sports and Leisure and completing an entry form.
Entry fee on the day is €25. Registration and number collection will be available at Avondale House from 9am on Saturday February 22.
Both races will start simultaneously and are open to runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities. Refreshments will be available to all participants following completion of the course. This is the first half marathon of the year on the racing calendar and is ideal preparation for anyone considering participating in a marathon later on in the year.
So get online and pre-register or call into Bill Porter in Avondale Sports and Leisure, Main Street Rathdrum.
Further information is available on www.wicklowhospice.ie; on the Wicklow Hospice and the Seven Day Marathon Challenge facebook pages; or you can talk to Bill on 0404-43250 or 087-2928660.