The Omagh Half Marathon & Fun Run, in its 29th year, started off as a 10mile race in 1981. In 1986 it was a 12mile race but changed to Half Marathon distance in 1987 to this day. Originally Omagh Junior Chamber organised it from 1981 to 1996 before it was cancelled for three years from 1997. Local Running Club Omagh Harriers took over and restarted it in March 2000. The SPAR Omagh Half Marathon Race & 5Km Fun Run/Walk has had a steady increase in its numbers from 240 in the year 2000, but with slick organizing by the hard working committee of Omagh Harriers Half Marathon Committee, it is now one of the top Half Marathon’s in the Country with over 3500 runners in March 2017. There is a quality t-shirt guaranteed for All Half Marathon entries and newly designed medals for All finishers including 5k Fun Run finishers. Chip timing, fast course, race pacers, street entertainment, post race massage, quality refreshments are all on offer to make this one of the top sports events in Ireland.
Half Marathon walk this year starts at 10am & the Half Marathon Run starts at 11am.
School’s 5k Championships & 5k Fun Run
5k this year starts at 11.10am, 10minutes after the Half Marathon Run starts.
This year's Charity is jointly between AWARE, Overcoming depression & changing lives, and SUPPORT2GETHER, Support for people living with anti/postnatal depression.
A prize fund of over £5500, £250 bonus for the 1st male & female to break the record time (Male-64.45min, Female-74.51min) There is a quality t-shirt guaranteed for all Half Marathon entries and newly designed medals for ALL finishers including 5k Fun Run finishers.
Pacers will be there to help you run your target Half Marathon time. We have pacers for 1.30hrs, 1.45hrs, 2hrs, 2.15hrs, & 2.30hrs. They will be clearly visible at the start line.
Cash Prizes in all categories listed below.
Male & Female Overall; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th.
Male & Female Masters; 1st, 2nd in all Categories, Over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60.
Male/Female Local; 1st, 2nd.
Male/Female under 20; 1st, 2nd.
Wheelchair; 1st, 2nd Male & Female
Team Prize; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female Team (6 to run, 3 to score)
Male & Female Overall; 1st, 2nd.
Male & Female 1st, 2nd in all Categories, Under 19, 17, 15, 13.
Male & Female School Team; 1st