Ards Half Marathon and Walk 2016

‚ÄčArds Half Marathon and Walk starts at 6.30pm on Friday 24 June 2016

The ninth Ards Half Marathon and Walk takes place on Friday 24 June 2016. 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. 

Entering the half marathon

To enter, you must be 17 years of age or over on race day. You can enter online, download an entry form below or request a printed entry form by contacting our Sports Development office. If you're entering as an affiliated club member, you need to include your registration number.  

Entry date Fee
On or before 27 May affiliated club members £15
non member £17
28 May until 17 June affiliated club member £20
non member £22
18 June until 24 June £20

Entering the walk

To enter, you must be 16 years of age or over on race day. Entry fee is £15. You can enter online, download an entry form below or request an entry form by post. There are no refunds. 

Online entries

To enter the half marathon or walk, use the online registration form

Race pack collection and race information

You can collect race and walk packs from 22 June in Ards Leisure Centre. To receive your race pack, you need to present print or mobile confirmation of your entry which will show your race number. 

Date Time Room
Wednesday 22 June 5.00pm - 8.00pm Function room one
Thursday 23 June 5.00pm - 8.00pm Function room one
Friday 24 June 9.00am - 5.45pm Sports hall

Prizes

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 Prize Amount

Male open race

First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Eighth
Ninth
Tenth
£400
£250
£200
£150
£100
£75
£50
£40
£30
£20
Female open race First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Eighth
Ninth
Tenth
£400
£250
£200
£150
£100
£75
£50
£40
£30
£20
Wheelchair open race First £50
Over 40 Male
Female
£20
£20
Over 45 Male
Female
£20
£20
Over 50 Male
Female
£20
£20
Over 55 Male
Female
£20
£20
Over 60 Male
Female
£20
£20
Over 65 Male
Female
£20
£20

Requesting a print entry form

To request an entry form by post, contact Ards and North Down Borough Council:
telephone: 028 9182 4018
email: ardshalfmarathon@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk