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Final plans in place for Saturday’s big run

AHEAD of this Saturday’s 28th Spar Omagh Half Marathon, the hard working race committee are putting the final touches to their preparations. Those who have been religiously running the foot paths and roads for the last few months, training hard in all weathers are now tapering in the build up for their big run.

With the Half Marathon now almost a sell out it’s looking like one of the biggest turn out of competitors in the history of the run.

Organisers would advise competitors to collect their race packs before race day if at all possible please to save congestion in the major sports on the morning of the run. There will be entries accepted from 8-10am for the 5K on Saturday morning but no half marathon entry available on race day.

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Race Pack Collection:  Friday 31st March 5-8pm, Saturday 1st April 8-10am

Arrive early to allow enough time to prepare properly for the race, getting parked and organised for your run. Toilets, (limited) changing facilities and showers are all available within the Leisure Complex. There will also be plenty of portaloos available on the grounds.

Half Marathon start time 11am; 5K Fun Run 11.10am; Half Marathon Walk 10am.

Wheel chair race goes off just before the half marathon. Remember these races must go off promptly at these times and can not be held back for anyone.

Race Director Michael Ward stated: “We hope we have covered all aspects of the build up to the race and all you need to know for race day.

“ Whether you are looking for a personal best, you are running your first half marathon or trying to raise money for a good cause, we wish you all well on the day and hope everyone achieves what ever target they have set themselves.

“ We encourage family and friends who are not running to come out in their numbers to support those who are and help make the 28th Omagh Half Marathon our biggest and best event yet.”

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