NOTE: HALF MARATHON & FUN RUN ENTRIES TAKEN ON THE DAY UP UNTIL 10AM
So after months of dedicated training from all the runners and months of hard work from the Omagh Half Marathon
committee everyone is now set for the 27th Spar Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday26th March.
We have listed below a few things for the build up to race day you should be familiar with and to help you get around the
Thursday 24th 5pm – 8pm
Friday 25th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday 26th 8am – 10am
Entries for both races will now be accepted up until 10am on race day, however we can not guarantee half marathon
runners the t-shirt of their selected size.
The race chip this year will be built into your race number ( so no worries about having to attach or remove from your shoe ) !
Allow yourself enough time to prepare properly for your race. Remember new start times for all races this year.
Half Marathon 11am
Fun Run 11:10 am
Half Marathon Walk 10am
Wheel chair race goes off just before the Half Marathon.
Grange Car Park
St. Pats Park ( pay station )
Naturelle ( Mountjoy Road )
Gibson Primary School
Campsie Primary School
No car parking available on the Old Mountfield Road or within the grounds of Omagh Leisure Complex on race day.
Toilets, changing facilities and showers are all available on site at the Leisure Complex however with limited
availability. Portaloos will also be available on the grounds.
1 hour 20 mins Stevie Duncan
1 hour 30 mins Niall Porter
1 hour 45 mins Seanie Meyler
2 hours Sean Devlin
2 hours 15 mins Bernie O’Donnell
2 hours 30 mins Shauna Ward
There will be four water stations on the half marathon course.
T & F at 3 miles
Riverview at 5 1/2 miles
Killyclogher at 8 miles ( also services the 5K course )
Cappagh 10 1/2 miles
Both courses will be marked with appropriate mile / kilometre markers.
We would ask all runners to please pay special attention to Knocknamoe Road, as the two races briefly
come together on this narrow stretch of road and the lead car for the half marathon will be coming through
ahead of the half marathon runners.
Remember all roads will be open during the race and we hope all runners and motorists respect the requests of
the race marshals and the PSNI to help the event pass off as smoothly as possible.
Marshals are requested to please attend a final briefing in the Leisure Complex on Friday 25th at 8pm
and to collect their packs.
The race is obviously going to cause traffic congestion around the town on a busy Easter Saturday. The traffic
will be effected around the town from 10 am to 3 pm but mainly round the main hub of the event on the Old
Mountfield Road and at the Leisure Complex. The peak times and areas are expected to be as follows :
11am – 11:15am Omagh Main Street
11am – 12:30pm Swinging Bars Roundabout
11:20am – 1pm Killyclogher area
11:50am – 1:30pm Gortin Road area to Omagh Leisure Complex
Please remember there is post race tea and coffee and lots of food available to replace those
calories burnt on the course which will be served in the main hall where registration was. There will also be post
race massages available.
Finally all that’s left is to wish everyone a good race and hope every one achieves their target they have set themselves,
whether it be to run a personal best, or to get round the course or raising money for their dedicated charity. Remember to
encourage your family and friends to get out on the streets and encourage everyone round the course and make it a
good atmosphere and a day to remember for the runners of the 27th Spar Omagh Half Marathon.