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Ashbourne Half Marathon and Fun Run 2018


Are you up for a challenge? Then why not take part in the Ashbourne Half Marathon and Fun Run 2018

This year’s Ashbourne Half Marathon and Fun Run begins with races start from 9.30 am and is open to people of all abilities. The event also coincides with Picnic in the Park where there will be live music and entertainment.

Stuart Bennet from John German comments “I’ve taken part a few times myself. With the races being so well organised, it makes for a great day out. And being a local estate agent in the area, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the day once again.”

Ashbourne Half Marathon and Fun Run 2018 – Saturday 8th July

Half Marathon Facts

  • The distance to run is 13.1 miles (21 kilometres)
  • For those with some experience, breaking 2 hours is a common goal
  • Highly competitive runners aim to break the 1hr 30 mark

Last year new records were made by runners from the Steel City Striders of Sheffield with Phil Skelton and Jennifer Rich coming in at 1hr 17m 8s and 1hr 32m 18s.

How to enter the Ashbourne Half Marathon

Entries for the Half Marathon can be made online at or on the day. Bear in mind places are limited to 500, therefore book asap to avoid missing out.

Ashbourne Fun Run – 2.5k or 5k

Entries for the Fun Run in the Park with a choice of 2.5k or 5k distance can be made on the day.

Volunteers Welcome!

Ashbourne Running Club would also like to appeal for any volunteers to help marshal the races. If you are interested get in touch with organiser Steve Tilsley on 07966 038817.

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Date Posted

June 28, 2018

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Katy Storer

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