Race Awards 2016 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 pair of Asics GT2000 Plasma Guard Runners, pictured below (new to the market)

Voting Closed: Winners Here

Marathon of the Year

  1. Cork City Marathon: website
  2. Clonakilty Marathon: website
  3. Dingle Marathon: website
  4. Dublin City Marathon: website
  5. Waterford Viking Marathon: website

Ultra Marathon of the Year

  1. Art O'Neill Challenge: website
  2. Connemarathon Ultra: website
  3. Donadea 50k: website
  4. Longford Ultra: website
  5. Portumna Forest Ultra: website

Half Marathon of the Year

  1. Clonmel (Boston Scientific) Half Marathon: website
  2. Dingle Half Marathon: website
  3. RocknRoll Half Marathon, Dublin: website
  4. Tullamore Half Marathon (Quinlan Cup): website
  5. Waterford AC Half Marathon: website

10 Mile of the Year

  1. Ballycotton 10 mile: website
  2. Dungarvan (John Treacy) 10 mile: website
  3. Frank Duffy (Marathon series) 10 mile: website
  4. Roscommon Harriers 10 mile: website
  5. Trim AC 10 mile: website

10K of the Year

  1. Boyne 10K: website
  2. Dunshaughlin 10K: website
  3. Eamon Moloney 10K, Ennis: website
  4. Naas Town 10K: website
  5. Thomas Kent, Castlelyons 10K: website

Short Distance Race of the Year

  1. Anne Valley 5 mile: website
  2. Ballintotis 4 mile: website
  3. JJ Reddy, Danesfort 5k: website
  4. Raheny Shamrocks 5 mile: website
  5. St Cocas, Kilcock 5K: website

Adventure Race of the Year

  1. Dingle Adventure Race: website
  2. Gaelforce West: website
  3. Killarney Adventure Race (Quest): website
  4. Reign of Terror, Kilkenny: website
  5. Sea2Summit: website


  1. Naas town 10k is a super event . Well done Brendan.

  2. Well done Ballintotis fit for life

  3. Boyne 10k is the best 10K ever so many supporters all the way round

  4. Eamon moloney 10 k Ennis is a fantastic race well supported and super organised well done to all involved

  5. The Thomas Kent Memorial 10k was a fantastic and extremely well organised event. Well done to all the organisers. 👍

  6. Ballyliffin 10 Mile in Donegal should be an option for the best event of its size. Maybe next year?

  7. Clonmel (Boston Scientific Half Marthon) is the friendliest & best organised half marathon in the country

  8. Would definitely have nominated Skibbereen charity adventure race in its category. Brilliant event

  9. BS Half in Clonmel is a super race

  10. Has to be the Dublin City Marathon