Bord na Móna announced as title sponsor of the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon
Bord na Móna has today announced a partnership with the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon as title sponsor for the race in 2022. The half marathon, which is in its ninth year, returns as an in-person event for the first time since 2019 following cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon will take place on Saturday 27th August and is expected to attract 1200 participants from all over the country. The race will start from Harriers Stadium at 11am, taking in a scenic route through Mucklagh, Killurin and Cloonagh before finishing with a lap of the stadium track. This race is ideally suited to anyone training for the Dublin City Marathon or simply wanting to go the distance over 13.1 miles.
For almost 70 years, Tullamore Harriers has been a significant contributor to the local community providing sporting facilities and attracting thousands of visitors to Tullamore each year with the Stadium hosting national and regional athletics competitions. It has a membership of over 500 and expert coaching is provided in both Track and Field and Middle-Distance training. Many of the senior and veteran members have been with the club since childhood.
Sharon Doyle from Bord na Móna said, “Bord na Móna has been a proud member of the midlands community for many years and we are delighted to support the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon, which is now the fastest growing half marathon on the Irish race calendar. This event is a celebration of the hard work of these athletes and the important role that Tullamore Harriers plays in the wider community for athletics. Like Tullamore Harriers, Bord na Móna continues to grow and develop while creating opportunities for the midlands. We look forward to seeing everyone taking part and celebrating their involvement.”
Mary Daly from Tullamore Harriers said, “We are thrilled to have Bord na Móna as main sponsor of the 2022 Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon. Both Bord na Móna and Tullamore Harriers have served the midlands community for over 70 years and Bord na Móna is one of the largest employers in the region. Despite the disappointment of having to postpone the previous events due to the pandemic, Tullamore Harriers is looking forward to an even better event in 2022. We expect that there will be over 1200 participants from all over Ireland and this will help raise funds for the club’s facilities and the services it provides for the community. The race will be a great day of fun and celebration and we encourage everyone to sign up for the half marathon or to come along to support the participants.”
For further information about the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon please visit: https://tullamoreharriers.com/ and the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon Facebook page.