Ards Half Marathon and Walk 2017

Ards Half Marathon will take place on Friday 30 June 2017

The tenth Ards Half Marathon and Walk takes place on Friday 30 June 2017. Starting and finishing at Ards Leisure Centre in Newtownards, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the town and surrounding countryside. The walk route covers approximately nine miles of the half marathon route. 

Athletics Northern Ireland Half Marathon Championship

The race is open to all clubs affiliated to Athletics Northern Ireland and Ulster, including Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal. To be eligible, runners must be a registered member of an affiliated club and include their registration number on their entry form. Each club team must have four members.

The first three male and female individuals and teams will receive medals. 

Entering the half marathon

To enter, you must be 17 years of age or over on race day. Entry details will be posted soon.

Entering the walk

To enter, you must be 16 years of age or over on race day. Entry fee is £15. Entry details will be posted soon.


The first thousand entrants to the half marathon and walk combined receive a tee-shirt. All finishers receive a medal. The first 100 finishers receive a medal with a Top 100 red ribbon, the second 100 finishers receive a medal with a Top 200 blue ribbon. The walk is not competitive.

Race winners

There will be ten prizes for male and female race competitors. There will also be prizes for race winners in wheelchair, different age categories and oldest and youngest competitors. 

Category prizes

Male and Female open race prizes:
First £400, Second £250, Third £200, Fourth £150, Fifth £100, Sixth £75, Seventh £50, Eighth £40, Ninth £30 and Tenth £20
Wheelchair race prize: £50 (minimum of two entrants required for prize to be awarded)
First in each male and female age category receives £20:
Over 40, Over 45, Over 50, Over 55, Over 60 and Over 65
First Oldest competitor receives £20
First Youngest competitor receives £20 


Race and walk results 

To download race results from our events since 2008, go to "Ards Half Marathon and Walk results" page.
Ards Half Marathon results