The 2008 Newry City Marathon will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday 26th May
This is the inaugural year of the Newry City Marathon, run through the historic streets and by-roads of Newry and Mourne, a beautiful scenic area steeped in history, mythology and legend. Newry is Ireland's newest city and has a population of 22,000 it lies in the South-East of Northern Ireland bordering the Irish Republic and containing the Southern parts of Counties Armagh and Down. Newry (from the Irish: IÃºr Cinn TrÃ¡ meaning "The Yew Tree at the Head of the Strand",) is the fourth largest city in Northern Ireland and eighth on the island of Ireland. Though founded by the The legends of the Celts and later by Norman invaders, Newry is now a vibrant, dynamic city where you can sample Irish Hospitality.
The day will be a real family day out with a fun run, spectator activities and for the more adventurous a full marathon and half marathon.
Click on the link below to apply:
The Newry City Marathon Registration Form