With the Mullingar Half Marathon only days away now, the organiers are looking forward to welcoming more than 1,600 runners and their families to Mullingar this St Patrick’s Day.
Runners can still register online at mullingarhalfmarathon.com or on the morning of the race (8-9am) at Race HQ on Pearse Street (the old Dunnes Stores/Easons building). Race ,umber collection is available from Race HQ on Saturday March 16 (5-8pm) and on the morning of the race (8-9.30am). Bag Drop area opens at 9.30am and the race starts on Pearse Street at 10.30am.
The organising committee would like to thank the many volunteers, without whom the race would not be possible. They put in a huge effort in advance of the race and on the day itself. In particular the Civil Defence have been out inspecting the course this week and making plans to be ready for any eventuality. If you would like to volunteer for a few hours on race day, make contact via Facebook or sign up on the website.
Race director, Jason Scarff, said: "Every volunteer is a massive help, from advance planning, to weekend set- up, the day of the race and even down to supporting runners along the route."
Letters are being distributed to all residents this week informing them of the race details and route map. Roads will remain open around the route but there will be some restrictions for a limited time, and race marshals will be on duty there.
"We thank you for your support year on year and please do get out and cheer on the runners as they pass your door," said Jason.
Race committee member Nuala-Anne Curley said: "We again would like to thank our title sponsor AON for all their support and assistance in race preparations.
"We would also like to thank the many local businesses who have shown their support through donations and sponsorship, this is much appreciated as all proceeds go to local charity TEAM."
For sponsorship information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We wish everyone the very best of luck for Sunday and look forward to seeing you cross the finish line and pick up your 2019 medal," said Nuala-Anne.