With over 16,400 entries in 2010, the Bristol half marathon is now one of the largest and most popular half marathons in the country. With the recent introduction of a 2 wave start system the race has the ambition to increase the field to 20,000 over the next few years.
In 2001 the race hosted the IAAF World half marathon and in 2000 and 2007 incorporated the UK and AAA of England Championships.
The race was chosen by UK Athletics to host their GB team selection trials for the 2007 World Road Running Championships and in 2009 and 2010 UK Athletics again chose Bristol to host their trials for the World half marathon. The 2011 Bristol half marathon will host the UK half marathon Championships.
The official race website www.bristolhalfmarathon.com provides a year-round resource to runners of all levels and abilities and has been developed working in partnership with local and community organisations alongside some of the country’s leading experts in endurance running.
The Race Series provides the perfect build-up to the National Lottery Dublin Marathon.
Last year over 20,000 people took part in the Race Series, making the event a huge success.
The third event in the series is the Dublin half marathon which takes place on Saturday 17th September starting at 10am. There is a cut off time of 3 hours and 15 minutes for the half marathon and the entry deadline is 2nd September.
This year race numbers will be posted out a few days later.
All entrants will receive a souvenir Asics technical T-shirt and goody bag. An extensive prize list includes Top 20 men and women (presented on race day) plus Master categories posted out after event.
Team awards will be divided into two categories AAI registered and non-registered teams with 8 to run and 6 to score (a minimum of two must be female).
The event is held in the Phoenix Park and provides water stations on course and at the finish. Results will be by Chip Timing with a digital clock at the finish. A portion of each entry fee will be donated to the charity Brain Injury Ireland.
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