The History

The Connemara International Marathon is one of the world’s most scenic events, set in the dramatic scenery of the west of Ireland. 2017 will mark its sixteenth year in running, growing in numbers each year from 73 runners to our sell out point, in excess of 3,000 runners. The next Connemarathon will take place on Sunday 23rd April 2017. We look forward to meeting you!

The Scenery

The event comprises of half, full and ultra (39.3 mile) marathons. Participants will enjoy some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery as they meander through bogs, hills, lakes, and the twelve pins mountain range, rising up over the great expanse of Killary Lough, through the sleepy village of Leenane, around the Maam Turk Mountains and all the way up to Maam Cross.

The Visitors

The Connemarathon attracts runners and walkers from all over the world. In 2016 participants came from 28 countries to experience the stunning course. Our international participants enjoy a warm Irish welcome along with the sense of comradeship on the route and the unmistakable buzz of the day. No other sporting event gives people such a taste of Ireland and its highlights.

Join us for a journey that will stay with you forever. The countdown is on…

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23rd April 2017
Entries for the 2017 Connemarathon are now open.

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Running in Ireland Award Ultra Marathon
– Thanks to Runner’s World France for some great coverage here and here!
– Travelling from France? Contact our French Travel Partner Céléane Voyages.
– Entries to the 2017 Connemarathon are now open. Click here…
– We’re delighted that the Connemarathon has been voted Ultra Marathon of the year in the Running in Ireland Awards.
– According to Red Bull the Connemarathon is one of “the best events in Ireland for adventure lovers“!
– “Le Marathon du Connemara” voted one of the 10 most beautiful marathon courses in the world on Trivago.
– Voted one of the top four most scenic marathons in the world in 2015 in Jogging International magazine.