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Ireland > Wexford Half Marathon & Relay
Wexford Town, Ireland



Sunday, April 19, 2009

Event Details

The spring of 2009 brings the inaugural running of the Wexford Half Marathon and Relay races, which will take both runners and walkers on a scenic view of the town and its surrounding environs here on the southeastern tip of Ireland, along a course that features plenty of views of the waters of the Wexford Harbor as well as the rural countryside just outside town. This 13.1-mile (21.1 km) race is limited to 1,000 entrants for its first running, and organizers plan to arrange a grandstand area for spectators, so friends and family can cheer runners on in a stadium-like atmosphere at the finish line.

The race will begin across the River Slaney from Wexford in the village of Ferrybank, from which runners will start an out-and-back loop that takes them across the bridge into Wexford Town and then for a stretch along Paul Quay and Trinity Street, through neighborhoods including The Folly, Maudlintown and Rocksborough. Following what is roughly a clockwise loop through the areas just outside town, runners continue on along R730 all the way down to Sinnotstown, turning right once they reach Sinnotstown onto St. Martin's Terrace for the portion of the course that makes the turn westward.

From there, the course continues on westward and then northward, through Clonard Road and Meadowlands up toward Wexford General Hospital, where runners then turn left and head out towards the Belmont roundabout, which puts the field onto the N11 for the stretch up towad the river. Once they hit the river, runners then turn right and begin heading eastward back toward the town center, along Redmond Road and then Main Street for the race finish near the quays.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the southeastern coast of Ireland, about 138 kilometers south of Dublin and a ferry ride from Wales in the U.K. just across the Irish Sea, the town of Wexford lies in what the Irish call the "sunny southeast," thanks to the fact that it receives more sunshine on average each day than most of the rest of the country. Though it receives plenty of rain year-round, Wexford typically sees less snowfall than regions further north, and January and February are typically its coldest months, while July and August are typically its warmest. In April, the town's average monthly temperatures range between 11°C (51°F) and 6°C (42°F), while local rainfall amounts average about 51 mm (2 inches) for the month.


€48 for the half marathon
€40 for half marathon entrants over age 65


To reserve your spot in the spring 2009 running of Ireland's Wexford Half Marathon or Relay race, register online at ActiveEurope.com.



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