FAQs

We get some regular questions every year, but if you can’t find the answer you are looking for on this page or elsewhere on our website please contact us at info@connemarathon.com. We’ll be adding more information as the clock ticks down but for now…

Your race number and t-shirt can be posted to you if you select this option during registration. Then you can just make your way to the bus on race day and don’t need to attend race number collection over the race weekend. There is a charge of €5 for postage within Ireland and Northern Ireland and €7.50 for international postage.

Everyone receives a free event t-shirt with their race pack. We also have additional Connemarathon clothing which will be for sale at race registration and at the finish area at Peacockes Hotel. Our online shop is also coming soon…

Yes, but there are deadlines and charges. Please click here for details.
Yes, but there are deadlines and charges. Please click here for details.
Yes, but there are deadlines and charges. Please click here for details.
Ultra: 9.00am
Full Walkers: 9.30am
Full Runners: 10.30am
Half Walkers: 11.00am
Half Runners: 12 Noon
Yes, there are pacers in the half marathon (1:30, 1:45, 2:00) and full marathon (3:30, 4:00, 4:30), but not in the ultra.
You must have your number and timing chip in advance of race day. They can either be posted to you or you can collect them at Race Number Collection.
Yes, and it is no longer necessary to notify us in advance. Race number collection details are here.
Yes, they will need to know your name, race distance and date of birth.

During registration you have to select one of three options: runner, walker or wheelchair athlete. The walkers option is ONLY for people who will walk the entire distance. If you do any jogging or plan to walk a bit then run a bit, you are a runner and should enter as a runner and start with the runners group. Anyone who starts with the walkers who runs for any distance will be disqualified and removed from the results.

Yes. Marathon Walkers start at 9.30am and Half Marathon Walkers start at 11.00am. Please ensure you use the first buses to get to the start on time. We are not responsible if you miss your start.

There are cutoff times for the Ultra marathon as follows: 2 hrs 30 minutes for the first 13 miles and 5 hrs 30 minutes hours for 26 miles. There is no cut off time for the half marathon or marathon unless directed by medical personnel.
Check www.connemara.ie and www.connemara.net for information on things to do in the area. Accommodation information is also available here: www.connemarathon.com/accommodation.
The entry fee covers:
– bus transfer from Galway, Oughterard and Clifden directly to race start.
– the race, including all the usual race support along the route.
– lots and lots and lots of 250ml sports cap bottles of water every 3 miles approx.
– toilets at the start, finish and every 3 miles.
– medical personnel, race doctor, ambulances and a medic motorbike.
– the elation of finishing one of the world’s truly magical marathon experiences.
– your finisher’s medal.
– your finisher’s tee shirt.
– lots of fruit and yet more water at the finish.
– post race refreshments in Peacockes Hotel.
– buses back to Clifden, Oughterard and Galway.
We have a list of accommodation providers in the accommodation section of the site.
No. There is absolutely no car parking at any of our start or finish areas. You must use the race buses to get to the start. All cars parked anywhere on the route or at the finish area will be removed.
Buses leave from the Cathedral car park in Galway City, stopping for transfer to the start in Oughterard. Buses also leave from The Station House, Clifden. More details here: www.connemarathon.com/getting-to-the-start/.
First and foremost, don’t forget your race number. You should bring some ‘pre-race’ clothes as you will be at the start area for at least one hour before the race start. At the race start area, you will be able to put these clothes into your marked bag and onto a baggage truck, which will be transported to the race finish. Note that the baggage truck MUST leave 20 minutes before race start. We also advise that as these bags will be stored outdoors it is your responsibility to ensure that they are sealed.

All race distances are marked in miles.

There are water stations at regular intervals providing 250ml sports cap bottles. More details here.

A medal, refreshments and a sense of complete euphoria/achievement/relief (delete as applicable). Post race refreshments will be provided in Peacockes Hotel, where you will also be able to get a post-race massage for those aching legs!

Sorry, we are unable to provide shower facilities for that many people at the finish area.

Results will be published on the Connemarathon website shortly after the event.
Please see the Spectator Info page here.

Spectator bus tickets are available online only and must be purchased in advance of race day. Thy are available here.

This is Connemara, there are hills! Please see www.connemarathon.com/course-profiles/ for course profiles for the half, full and ultra marathons.

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