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11 MARCH 2018

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12 MAR

Ghebresilasie and Ross secure a Shettleston double at Inverness
Ghebresilasie and Ross secure a Shettleston double at Inverness Weynay Ghebresilasie was a clear winner of today’s Inverness half marathon and although the Glasgow-based Eritrean wasn’t happy with his time,he has vowed to return to challenge the course record. The Shettleston Harriers’ club member was on his own from just before the half way point […]
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09 MAR

Mitchell and Wetton face strong opposition in bid for Inverness glory
Mitchell and Wetton face strong opposition in bid for Inverness glory Record Entry for Half Marathon Mark Mitchell, pictured, made an impressive half marathon debut at Inverness last year, finishing second in 1hr 6min 07secs, but the Forres Harriers club member wants to do even better this Sunday when he takes part in the 33rd […]
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17 FEB

Run with Ghebresilasie in the Inverness half marathon… but sign up quick…. entries close soon.
Olympic athlete Weynay Ghebresilasie is to make his Highland debut in next month’s Inverness half marathon, entries for which close on Tuesday 21st February. The 22 year old Eritrean is one of more than 2000 runners to have signed up for the 33rd edition of the popular race which takes place on Sunday 12th March. […]
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31 JAN

OUT OF AFRICA – CRAWLEY RETURNS FROM ETHIOPIA TO RUN IN INVERNESS
Out of Africa – Crawley returns from Ethiopia to run in Inverness Closing date for entries getting nearer Edinburgh athlete Michael Crawley will take a break from writing up his doctorate thesis on the cultural aspects of Ethiopian distance running to join what promises to be a record number of competitors in the Inverness half marathon […]
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29 NOV

Andrew Douglas Praises Inverness Half Marathon
When a top class athlete of the calibre of Great Britain mountain running international Andrew Douglas keeps coming back to the Inverness half marathon, you know it must be a race worth doing.
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13 MAR

Thousands of Runners Stride Out to Complete the Inverness Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run
Thousands of runners stride out to complete the Inverness Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run Thirteen proved to be anything by unlucky for runners who crossed the finish line of the Inverness Half Marathon and its accompanying 5K Fun Run today (Sunday, March 13, 2016). Superstitions about completing a 13.1 mile race on the 13th […]
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RACE DAY REPORT & RESULTS
RACE DAY REPORT & RESULTS Great Britain mountain running international Andrew Douglas (North Highland Harriers) was an agonising one second outside his personal best time when recording 1hr 5min 39secs to win today’s Inverness half marathon. Former Scottish 800m and 1500m champion Mark Mitchell took second position in 1:06:07, Polish international Kamil Sieracki (Shettleston Harriers) […]
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10 MAR

Over 3000 Runners To Descend On Highland Capital This Weekend
Over 3,000 runners to descend on the Highland capital this weekend for Inverness Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run Over 3,000 runners are set to pound the streets of the Highland capital this weekend when the Inverness Half Marathon gets under starter’s orders on Sunday (March 13, 2016). Tens of thousands of pounds is expected […]
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09 MAR

Classy Line-Up For Inverness Half Marathon
CLASSY LINE-UP FOR INVERNESS HALF MARATHON Champions Return but Face Strong Opposition Places Still Available in 5km Fun Run The Scottish road racing season shifts up a gear on Sunday when a top class field, headed by defending champion Tewolde Mengisteab (Shettleston Harriers) and previous winners Andrew Douglas (North Highland Harriers) and Neil Renault (Edinburgh AC), […]
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18 FEB

Hundreds of Runners Set to Clock up the Miles
Hundreds of runners set to clock up the miles – and cash – for charities at next month’s Inverness Half Marathon Final call for charity runners to sign up before entries close on February 23 Charities across the north stand to be thousands of pounds better off thanks to a fleet-footed army which will pound […]
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17 FEB

Mark Mitchell to Make Half Marathon Debut at Inverness
MARK MITCHELL TO MAKE HALF MARATHON DEBUT AT INVERNESS Entries close on 23 February 2016 Scottish middle distance track star Mark Mitchell hopes to make his half marathon debut in Inverness next month by entering the Highland capital’s big race before the entry deadline at midnight on Tuesday 23 February. Mitchell,27, has won Scottish 800 metres and […]
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15 JAN

Runners pull on lucky pants to help ward off bad luck on race day
Over 11% of runners admit to wearing a pair of lucky pants to bring them good fortune during a race, according to a new survey by the Inverness Half Marathon. The poll also revealed that almost 12% of runners wear a pair of socks as their lucky charm on race day. The number one superstition, […]
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08 JAN

INVERNESS TO HOST NORTH HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Inverness half marathon has received a major boost by being chosen to host the 2016 Scottish North District championships. The race through the Highland capital on 13 March is expected to attract around 2,000 competitors and for north-based members of Scottishathletics there is now the added bonus of being able to compete for championship […]
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01 DEC

SIGN UP NOW TO JOIN CHAMPION SHONA AT THE INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
Women’s champion Shona McIntosh hopes to join a bumper-sized field taking part in the 2016 Inverness half marathon. Entries for the 32nd edition of the race through the Highland capital on 13 March have already broken well through the 1,000 barrier and expectations are high that more than 2,000 will run on the day, breaking […]
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08 MAR

Harvey the Heart and Bobby the Bee Set New World Record for Fastest Mascots
A world record looks to have been set at the Inverness Half Marathon today (Sunday, March 8) – by two men dressed up as charity mascots. Harvey the Heart and Bobby the Bee crossed the finishing line together with a gun time of 1.37.03 which, if verified, will be a new world record for the […]
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Mengisteab and McIntosh enjoy hard earned victories  at Inverness
Teweldeberhan Mengisteab of Shettleston Harriers, defeated a field of 1820 runners to win yesterday’s Inverness half marathon after a thrilling battle with Corstorphine AAC’s Michael Crawley over the final mile. There had been little to choose between the two rivals throughout the contest although Crawley held a narrow lead going into the final mile. Mengisteab, […]
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05 MAR

FORGET COE VERSUS OVETT
Inverness Half Marathon provides epic athletics battle between Bobby the Bee and Harvey the Heart for world record title An epic athletics duel will take place in the Highlands this weekend as two runners go head to head in a bid to set a new world record for the fastest half marathon –  by a […]
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NEWSOM FACES STRONG OPPOSITION IN BID TO WIN INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
North of Scotland cross country champion John Newsom (Inverness Harriers) will carry the main hopes for a local win in Sunday’s Inverness half marathon but he faces some very good opponents in the 31st  edition of the race which has attracted a record 2,472 entrants. The Nairn-based runner has been edging closer to top spot […]
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16 FEB

INVERNESS 1/2 MARATHON DEADLINE APPROACHES
This year’s Inverness half marathon looks like being one of the biggest and most competitive in the 31 year history of the event, but anyone wishing to join the action has only until midnight on Tuesday (17th February) to sign up. Many of Scotland’s best road runners will join the large numbers of participants of […]
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22 JAN

Scene is set for world record to tumble at Inverness Half Marathon thanks to a runner with a sting in his tail
A new world record could be set at the Inverness Half Marathon – by a man dressed as a bee.  Kenny Steele will attempt to smash the record for the fastest half marathon time by a runner in a mascot suit when the race takes to the streets of the Highland capital on Sunday, March […]
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20 JAN

SCOTTISH CHAMPION TO RUN IN INVERNESS 1/2 MARATHON
Places filling fast ahead of the 17th February entry deadline.   Scottish marathon champion Jenn Wetton is the latest top runner to commit to this year’s Inverness half marathon which is heading for a record number of participants. Just over 1,700 runners completed last year’s race, but with entries remaining open until 17th February, close […]
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09 MAR

SIMPSON AND DUNCAN SCORE IMPRESSIVE WINS IN GLOBAL ENERGY INVERNESS ½ MARATHON
Deeside’s Robbie Simpson, 22, defeated a field of 1,800 runners to win the 30th anniversary Global Energy Inverness half marathon today in a personal best time of 1hr 6min 03secs. The 2011 race winner Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde AC) and River Ness 10Km champion John Newsom (Central AC) managed to stay with Simpson for the first […]
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THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY INVERNESS ½ MARATHON
Thousands of competitors lined up at the start of the 30th Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon today (Sunday 9th) in windy but fairly dry conditions. The Inverness ½ Marathon, 5K Team Attack and 5K Fun Run races attracted an enthusiastic crowd of supporters who turned out in their hundreds to encourage competitors in all the […]
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07 MAR

INVERNESS ½ MARATHON ATTRACTS RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES IN ITS 30th YEAR
…  including quality athletes, actors and comedians. This year’s Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon has attracted a record number of entries this weekend, as the popular Highland event celebrate its 30th anniversary.  Over 3500 runners will line up to start one of three races on Sunday, 9th March – the Inverness ½ Marathon, 5K Team […]
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06 MAR

TOP CLASS LINE-UP FOR GLOBAL ENERGY INVERNESS 1/2 MARATHON
Irish European championship contender Nicola Duncan heads the classiest women’s field ever assembled for the Global Energy Inverness half marathon which celebrates its 30th anniversary on Sunday. Portobello Running Club’s Duncan, who is from Galway but has lived in Scotland for the past 10 years, will compete against former Great Britain world championship marathon runner […]
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17 FEB

RECORD BREAKER ANDREW DOUGLAS SIGNS UP FOR GLOBAL ENERGY INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
Only a few days left to enter the Highland capital’s big race.  Entries close midnight Wednesday 19th February Scotland international Andrew Douglas holds a record which is unlikely to be broken when the Global Energy Inverness half marathon celebrates its 30th anniversary next month (9th March). Entries close at midnight on Wednesday for the Highland […]
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16 JAN

COLIN MCCREDIE AND FAMILY TO PUT BEST FOOT FOWARD AT CITY FUN RUN
COLIN MCCREDIE AND FAMILY TO PUT BEST FOOT FOWARD AT CITY FUN RUN As the acting stars of CBeebies popular pre-school show Woolly and Tig, the McCredie family are familiar with facing tasks together, which should serve them well as they prepare to tackle the Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon’s 5K Fun Run route this […]
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20 SEP

FUNDRAISING BATON PASSED ON FOR INVERNESS RUNNING EVENT
The Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon’s official charity baton was passed on this week from The ARCHIE Foundation to the Highland Hospice, keeping fundraising by participants of the popular running event for local charities right on track.  For the past two years the Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon’s official charity has been The ARCHIE Foundation, […]
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17 MAR

INVERNESS ½ MARATHON PRODUCES DAY OF THRILLING RACES
The Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon produced a day of thrilling, tightly-fought races starting off in near perfect running conditions today (Sunday, 17th March). The Inverness ½ Marathon, 5K Team Attack and 5K Fun Run races attracted a record entry of over 3250 runners, and a huge crowd of enthusiastic supporters turned out to encourage […]
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14 MAR

SYMONDS TO FACE ETHIOPIAN CHALLENGE AS STRONG FIELD LINES UP FOR INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
Joe Symonds is one of the favourites to win Sunday’s Global Energy Inverness half marathon which has attracted a field of more than 2,000 participants, including many of Scotland’s top distance runners and a challenger from Ethiopia. The Inverness-based doctor goes into the race hoping to clock a fast time to boost his confidence ahead […]
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STRONG FIELD LINES UP FOR INVERNESS 1/2 MARATHON THIS WEEKEND
This year’s Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon has attracted another record number of runners including some top distance runners and a couple of strong Ethiopians who will line up to compete for the ½ Marathon itself. The race will be held in the Highland capital this Sunday, 17th March when over 3250 runners are scheduled […]
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25 FEB

WALKER HAS BIG INFLUENCE ON INVERNESS 1/2 MARATHON OUTCOME
RACE ENTRIES CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT, TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY Buckie GP Lewis Walker will have a major say in who wins next month’s Global Energy Inverness half marathon even although he’s not running in the Highland race, entries for which close at midnight on Tuesday 26th February. Walker, who represented the Scottish Schools team as a middle […]
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18 FEB

PICK YOUR DREAM TEAM FOR INVERNESS ½ MARATHON’S 5K TEAM ATTACK EVENT
The Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon’s 5K Team Attack challenge is back again – but this year it’s different. The event is now open for anyone to enter, and teams of four can comprise groups of friends, sports club members, family members, students, gym members or corporate teams from any business sector. Organisers of the […]
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30 JAN

RUNNERS OUTLINE THEIR SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL ENERGY INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
Members of Inverness Leisure Jog Scotland managed to remain in a stationary position long enough to spell out their support for this year’s Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon. The Inverness Half Marathon, sponsored by Inverness-based Global Energy Group, takes place on Sunday, 17th March and is a much anticipated date in road running circles. For […]
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21 JAN

HOUSTON LOOKS TO COMPLETE HIGHLAND DOUBLE AT INVERNESS
Scotland international Ross Houston aims to give his Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games selection hopes a boost by competing in the Global Energy Inverness half marathon on 17th March. The 33 year-old Central AC club member, who won the national marathon title in the Highland capital last September, is gearing up for April’s London Marathon in […]
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17 DEC

SYMONDS IS FIRST TOP NAME TO SIGN UP FOR GLOBAL ENERGY INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
Great Britain mountain running international Joe Symonds is the first big name to sign up for the 2013 Global Energy Inverness half marathon. Symonds, who won the North of Scotland cross country title at Evanton recently, has aspirations of representingScotlandin the marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and he sees theInvernessrace, to be held on […]
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18 MAY

HALF MARATHON RUNNERS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY
HALF MARATHON RUNNERS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY It was smiles all round as the organisers of the Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon announced today (Thursday, 17th May) that runners at this year’s events raised a total £86,991 for a range of charities. This included £20,000 raised on behalf of the event’s chosen charity, the ARCHIE Foundation, […]
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13 MAR

INVERNESS RACE OPENS DOORS FOR OVERSEAS RUNNERS
Athlete representative Malcolm Anderson believes Hana Abo’s victory in the women’s division of the Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon could open up more international opportunities for the young Ethiopian runner. Abo was given a rousing reception by spectators at the Queen’s Park track as she sprinted home in 1hr 15min 4secs to pocket the £1,000 […]
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11 MAR

ETHIOPIAN DOUBLE AT INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
Yared Hagos and Hana Abo scored an Ethiopian double in today’s Global Energy Inverness half marathon which attracted a record field of more than 2,000 runners. The race offered one of the biggest prize funds on the Scottish road running scene and each of the winners picked up cheques for £1,000. Hagos stamped his class […]
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INVERNESS HALF MARATHON VOTED A RUNAWAY SUCCESS
An enthusiastic crowd turned out in fine, albeit slightly windy, Highland weather to watch over 3000 runners compete in the Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon, 5K Team Attack and 5K Fun Run, the largest field ever in the 28 year history of the event. At the end of 13.1 miles it was a double win […]
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09 MAR

RECORD ENTRIES FOR INVERNESS HALF MARATHON
A record number of runners have registered to start the 2012 Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon this weekend, the largest number of competitors in the 28-year history of the event. The race will be held in the Highland capital this Sunday, 11th March with over 3000 runners taking part in three events on the day: […]
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08 MAR

DOUGLAS IS READY FOR CHALLENGE AT INVERNESS
Andrew Douglas, from Halkirk in Caithness, is eagerly looking forward to defending his title against some top class opposition in a record field of 2,145 runners in Sunday’s Global Energy Inverness half marathon. The Scottish international, who is currently based in Edinburgh, won last year’s race in a time of 1hr 7min 53sec but knows […]
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28 FEB

Scotland’s top runners in the Global Energy Inverness 1/2 Marathon will have to overcome a major African challenge in the Highland capital’s big race on 11th March.
Scotland’s top runners in the Global Energy Inverness 1/2 Marathon will have to overcome a major African challenge in the Highland capital’s big race on 11th March. Ethiopian athletes Yared Hagos and Hana Megersa have signed up for the contest which this year offers  bumper top prizes of £1,000 for the first man and woman […]
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23 FEB

Inverness athlete Lesley Clarkson is probably the only Great Britain 400m internationalist who can claim to have also won a marathon.
Inverness athlete Lesley Clarkson is probably the only Great Britain 400m internationalist who can claim to have also won a marathon.  The 29 year-old hospital pharmacist is currently based in Glasgow, but she frequently returns to her home town and will next month line up with 2,000 other competitors in the Global Energy Inverness 1/2 […]
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15 FEB

RUSSELL IS LATEST BIG NAME TO SIGN UP FOR INVERNESS
Top Scottish international Robert Russell has joined the growing list of elite runners chasing the £1,000 top prize in the Global Energy Inverness half marathon which takes place on 11th March. Almost 2,000 people have signed up for the Highland capital’s big race, entries for which close next Wednesday (22nd February), and Russell is one […]
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06 FEB

Inverness 1/2 Marathon’s Team Appeal
The Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon is putting out a call for companies to sign up their employees for a new team event this year which is sure to appeal to runners’ spirited nature. Organisers of the Half Marathon on Sunday, 11th March have added a new team challenge to the line-up for this popular […]
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24 JAN

BUMPER CASH PRIZES TO ATTRACT TOP RUNNERS TO INVERNESS
The bumper cash prizes being offered in this year’s Global Energy Inverness half marathon, which takes place on Sunday March 11th, are tempting top runners from all over Britain to make the journey North. The first man and woman will earn cheques for £1,000, making this one of the most lucrative events on the Scottish […]
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12 OCT

Under Starters Orders – Runners Encouraged to Sign Up for Global Energy Inverness Half Marathon
The Inverness Half Marathon is stepping up a level this year, and is encouraging runners of all abilities to do the same. With a new sponsor, new corporate team challenge, new nominated charity and endorsement from top Scots comedian and presenter, Fred MacAulay, all promising to revitalise the event in its 27th year, organisers are […]
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13 MAR

Andrew Douglas of Inverclyde AC wins Inverness Half Marathon
 Andrew Douglas of Inverclyde AC won today’s Inverness Half Marathon in a time of 1 hour 7 minutes and 53 seconds. Andrew was runner up in 2010. Runner up for today’s event was Ben Livesey of Forres Harriers (1:14:26). Third across the finish line was Nick Milovsorov of Aberdeen (1:15:00). Title holder Melissa Whyte of […]
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10 MAR

Runners spring into action with the Inverness Half Marathon this weekend!
Sunday’s Inverness Half Marathon has attracted 1679 entrants planning to their place on the start-line for the event this weekend.  Limited places remain available for the 5K Fun Run, available on a first come, first served basis at the event on Sunday morning. (Entry for the Half Marathon is already closed.) Runners to look out […]
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2018 Date Announced

The 2018 Inverness 1/2 Marathon & 5K will take place on 11 March 2018, with entry opening soon!

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Congratulations & 2017 Results

A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2017 Inverness ½ Marathon and 5K today!  Results for the ½ Marathon can be viewed here.

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THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to all our fantastic volunteers and our supporting sponsors & partners: Highland Spring, Run 4 It, Clif Bar and Speedy Services.

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2017 Photos

Don’t forget you can get a memento of your race day by looking at Marathon Photos pics of yourself in action here.

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