The half marathon starts in Leenane and finishes 13.1 miles away in Maam Cross. Expect some great scenery, a great atmosphere at the start area and two tough hills!
The full marathon starts at Lough Inagh, takes in the half marathon course and finishes in Maam Cross. Expect a stunning start by the lake and a tough second half to your race.
NEW ROUTE FOR 2023! The ultra course has a new 10 mile section, which replaces the N59 section from previous years. Expect 39.3 miles of everything Connemara has to offer!ENTER
You will find everything you need to know on this website but here are some FAQs…
Where do I get my number?
All race numbers will be posted (worldwide) for the 2023 race. Please make sure to include your full address when you register and inform us if your address changes.
How do I get to the start?
All participants should get the race buses to the start lines. You do not need to book a seat on the buses, just turn up at any of the pick-up locations and take your seat.
What time does the race start?
We have new start times for the 2023 race. The ultra marathon runners are off first at 9am, with the full marathon and half marathon starting at 11am.
How do I get spectator bus tickets?
Spectator buses pick up in Galway, Oughterard and Clifden and go to the finish area at Maam Cross in plenty of time for all race finishes. Bus tickets are available online and must be purchased in advance.
Suncream or umbrellas?
The weather in Connemara is very unpredictable. Over the years this race has been run in glorious sunshine and harsh bitterly cold conditions (remember 2016!). Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Any other questions?
Wondering about pacers, showers, course profiles, t-shirts, medals, deferrals, accommodation, water stations, switching distance, merchandise… You’ll find all the answers on this website!