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…

Yes, there is a charge of €3 for postage within Ireland and Northern Ireland and €5 for international entries. This is optional and you can also pick up your race pack in person on the Friday or Saturday of the race weekend.
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
Info on pacer times will be posted closer to the race weekend…
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.

Put simply, if you have to ask, then you’re a runner. If it it takes you ANY less than 3 hours to complete the half marathon course – you are NOT a walker. The walkers section is ONLY for people who will walk the whole distance. If you do any jogging, skipping or powerwalking at all, you should start with the runners group. Anyone who starts with the walkers who runs for any distance will be taken off the course.

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/bus-times/.
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.
Yes. All races have mile markers.
There are water stations at regular intervals providing 250ml sports cap bottles. More details here.
A medal, a tee shirt, refreshments and a sense of complete euphoria/achievement/relief (delete as applicable). Post race refreshments will be provided in Peacockes Hotel.
Results will be published on the Connemarathon website shortly after the event.
Yes, all personal music devices are banned for safety reasons. Our race vehicles and ambulances must use the course, and must be able to alert participants of their presence.
Please see the Spectator Info page here.
This is Connemara, there are hills! Please see www.connemarathon.com/course-profiles/ for course profiles for the half, full and ultra marathons.