I’m delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Race Awards. All finalists were nominated by public vote during December 2015, and the winners were chosen by public vote between late December and early January 2016. With over 4,000 people voting on the finalists, 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 2016, then this is a good place to start.

Marathon of the Year

Winner:         SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon

2016 Date:     30th October

Website:         www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  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


Winner:       Connemara Ultra Marathon

2016 Date:   10th April

Website:      www.connemarathon.com

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

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

Half Marathon of the Year

Winner:        Dingle Half Marathon

2016 Date:    3rd September

Website:       www.dinglemarathon.ie

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  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

Winner:        John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile

2016 Date:    31st January

Website:       www.dungarvan10mile.org

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  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

Winner:       VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

2016 Date:   6th June

Website:      www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  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

Winner:         Anne Valley 5 mile

2016 Date:     6th February

Website:        www.annevalleyrunning.webs.com

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  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

Winner:        Hell and Back

2016 Date:    31st January (first one)

Website:       www.hellandback.ie

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

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

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 FureX trainers is:

Karen Kane McLaughlin