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Saturday 25 November 2017

1,200 are expected for half marathon and 10k

By David tucker

Finn O'Connell, left, and David Pegman in last year's marathon.
Finn O'Connell, left, and David Pegman in last year's marathon.

more than 1,200 people are expected to take part in the Pettitt's SuperValu Wexford Half Marathon and 10k which take place in the grounds of Johnstown Castle and on the streets of Wexford in Sunday (April 23).

Half marathon runners go off at 10.30 a.m. in Johnstown and the 10k field will start from Wexford Quayfront at 10.45 a.m.

'Nearly every county in Ireland is represented at the race as well as people from abroad,' said organiser Eoin Ryan.

'The Wexford race has become a weekend away for many running groups and running clubs,' said Eoin, adding that the marathon day could generate €250,000 in spending in the town and surrounding districts.

All participants will receive a long sleeved training top and have a choice of medals at the finish line of the race, which will raise funds for its official charity partner, the Irish Cancer Society

You don't have to be a competitive runner to talk part. And if you would like to run, jog, or walk for the Irish Cancer Society you can contact the fundraising team on CallSave 1850 60 60 60 or email fundraising@irishcancer.ie for more information and a fundraising pack.

For further information about the Wexford Half Marathon and for information on late entrants see http://www.wexfordhalfmarathon.com/ This year 40,000 people in Ireland will be diagnosed with cancer. The Irish Cancer Society is there for cancer patients on every step of their cancer journey, from the initial diagnosis, throughout their cancer treatment and also supporting those who reach the end of their cancer journey.

Wexford People

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