Race Awards finalists

Following over a month of public nominations, and an awful lot of counting, below are the finalists for the Running in Ireland race awards. Congrats to all the finalists.

Voting is now open to determine the winner in each category, so spread the word. In addition, every person who votes will be entered into a draw to win a new pair of ASICS Gel Fuzex trainers, due to launch on the market in January.

Marathon of the Year

  1. Cork City Marathon: website
  2. Derry City Marathon: website
  3. Dublin City Marathon: website
  4. Tralee International Marathon: website
  5. Waterford Viking Marathon: website

Ultra Marathon of the Year

  1. Achill Ultra: website
  2. Connemara Ultra: website
  3. Donadea 50k: website
  4. Tralee 100k: website

Half Marathon of the Year

  1. Athlone Flatline Half Marathon: website
  2. Dingle Half Marathon: website
  3. Dublin Race Series Half Marathon: website
  4. RocknRoll Half Marathon, Dublin: website
  5. Waterford AC Half Marathon: website

10 Mile of the Year

  1. Ballycotton 10 mile: website
  2. Cara Bundoran 10 mile: website
  3. Dungarvan 10 mile: website
  4. Frank Duffy 10 mile, Dublin: website
  5. Roscommon Harriers 10 mile: website

10K of the Year

  1. Boyne 10K: website
  2. Eamon Moloney 10K, Ennis: website
  3. Great Ireland Run, Dublin: website
  4. K-Club 10K, BHAA: website
  5. VHI Women's Mini Marathon: website

Short Distance Race of the Year

  1. Anne Valley 5 mile: website
  2. Midsummer 5k: Drogheda: website
  3. Patsy Kelly 5k: website
  4. Raheny 5 mile: website
  5. Run in the Dark: website
  6. Streets of Galway 8k: website

Adventure Race of the Year

  1. Dingle Adventure Race: website
  2. Gaelforce West: website
  3. Hell and Back: website
  4. Killarney Adventure Race: website
  5. Sea2Summit: website

Voting closed. Winners announced in next couple of days.



  1. Just one race in the North? Hardly sounds proportionate.

    1. The finalists were determined by open public nomination. So it was down to the number of people that nominated for each race. Maybe not enough people from the North nominated, although Derry seems to be rated very highly by those that did.