2017 Race Award Winners


I'm delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Race Awards. All finalists were nominated by public vote during December 2017, and the winners were chosen by public vote in early January 2018. I believe that the races below (both winners and finalists) are representative of some of the best races in the country, and if you are looking at races to enter in 2018, then this is a good place to start. This is the list of the best races of the year.


Marathon of the Year

Winner:         SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon

Finalists (in alphabetical order):
  • Cork   -   Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon
  • Derry   -   SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon
  • Dublin   -   SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon 
  • Kerry   -   Dingle Marathon
  • Limerick   -   Barrington Hospital Great Limerick Run Marathon


Half Marathon of the Year

Winner:        Dingle Half Marathon

Finalists (in alphabetical order):
  • Cork -   Charleville Half Marathon
  • Dublin   -   Rock n Roll Half Marathon
  • Kerry   -   Dingle Half Marathon
  • Offaly   -   Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup, Half Marathon
  • Waterford   -   Waterford AC Half Marathon

Ultra Marathon of the Year

Winner:       Connemara 100 Mile Challenge

Finalists (in alphabetical order):
  • Donegal    -   The Quadrathon Challenge
  • Galway   -   Connemara 100 Mile Challenge
  • Kerry   -   Kerry Way Ultra
  • Kerry   -   Tralee Marathon Club Ultra
  • Kilkenny   -   Tullaroan Ultra Marathon 

10 Mile of the Year

Winner:        John Treacy, Dungarvan 10 Mile

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Dublin   -   SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy 10Mile
  • Kilkenny   -   Gowran AC The Stook 10Mile
  • Roscommon   -   RosHarriers AC 10 Mile Road Race
  • Tyrone   -   Fergals 10 Miler
  • Waterford   -   John Treacy, Dungarvan 10 Mile






10K of the Year

Winner:       JJ Reddy Danesfort Run 10K

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Clare   -   Eamon Moloney 10K
  • Cork   -   Bweeng  Trail Blazers, Mallow 10K
  • Cork   -   St Nicholas AC, Thomas Kent 10K
  • Kildare   -   Naas Town 10K
  • Kilkenny   -   JJ Reddy Danesfort Run 10K



Short Distance race of the Year

Winner:         Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Runway 5K

Finalists (in alphabetical order):
  • Derry   -   Acorn Blue Belles 5K
  • Dublin   -   Dublin Pride Run 5K
  • Kildare   -   12K's of Christmas 6K
  • Kilkenny   -   JJ Reddy Danesfort Run 5K
  • Waterford   -   Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Runway 5K




Adventure Race of the Year

Winner:        Dingle Adventure Race

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Donegal   -   Wild Atlantic Adventure Race (Waar)
  • Galway   -   Connemara Adventure Challenge
  • Galway   -   Women's Adventure Race
  • Kerry   -   Dingle Adventure Race
  • Kerry   -   Quest Killarney


Obstacle Course of the Year

Winner:        Reign of Terror

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Cork    -   d'Hillbillies Mud Run
  • Kerry   -   Sandstorm
  • Kilkenny   -   Reign of Terror
  • Meath   -   Tough Mudder
  • Wicklow   -   Hell and Back


Congratulations to all the winners, and finalists. Feel free to get in touch to get the awards logo if you want to use on your website or promotional material. This page will remain live if you want to link back to it.

Voter Competition

The winner of the pair of Asics Nimbus 20 Runners is:

Emer Tansey
(will send email soon about getting prize and confirm it's the correct person)

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