The tradition continues! For 2013, the Annual Canada Day Lucan to
Exeter or Exeter to Lucan Invitational Shamrock Half Marathon
(or the ACDLTEOETLISHM for short - coincidentally the Gaelic expression for 'will run for beer') the route will be northbound again, from Lucan to Exeter. Route details to be sorted out the night before the event, as usual. (We're kidding, a little.)
SIGN UP HERE:
Don't think you're ready for a half marathon yet? Get a bunch of
friends together and run it as a relay! You'll want to arrange your own
relay vehicle to switch out your runners. We can provide advice on how to
coordinate the relay part of things, so just indicate that you'll run it
as a relay when you sign-up.
North. Here's the route.
We'll sing O Canada at 8:00 and the starting bugle will sound at roughly 8:05. From there, we'll run 21.1 km, mostly due north until we find the post-race beer and carb fest.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS RUN....
A sign up form will be posted here in April. Even though there is no charge, we need to know if you're coming to ensure we have enough supplies.
...BUT WE WILL BE PASSING THE HAT.
We will be 'passing the hat', though, so if you could bring some spare
change with you ($10's and $20's qualify as "change"), it will help us out with some of the costs associated with holding the event. Any excess funds will to go a worthy local cause (no, not our beer fund - an actual charitable cause).
We can always use some volunteers to help out at water stops. If a friend or family member
will be attending the race with you, let us keep them busy supporting
other runners. Just sign-up on our registration form (to be posted in April)!
Did we say 'NO CHARGE' above? Well, there is a small charge: we need
you to bring a bit of post-race snacks and/or beverages to
share at the after party.
RULES OF THE ROAD / RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK:
This is a fun run, and there is no charge. We'll be keeping track of
your finish times, but other than that you should consider this a fun
run / training run. There won't be police escorts for the
leader or at the street crossings.
By entering this race/run, you'll need to look both ways as you
cross the street so that you don't get hit by a car, grain thresher or
stray cow. Run facing traffic, and pull over to the side on the off
chance that there are any oncoming cars or combines during the run.
SIGN UP SOON:
Note that this event is an "invitational" race/run. If you are reading this page, consider yourself invited. And tell your friends they're invited, too. There will be more info as the big day draws near. Please check back in April to sign up..
WAIVER: By virtue of running this half marathon route, participants and volunteers agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Shamrock Running Club, its executive, members, instructors and agents and the owners of the facilities and premises at which any Club activities may be held of and from any and all claims, or claims by any member of their family or any other person accompanying them or attending as their guest at any training session or competition or other event of the Shamrock Running Club or while in or on the training facilities, premises, grounds or the surrounding area thereto, including any claim arising as a result of any action or inaction by the Shamrock Running Club, its executive, members, instructors and agents or the owners of the facilities and premises, whether through negligence or otherwise.