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…

In the event that the race can’t take place for public health or weather related reasons, your entry will be moved to the rescheduled date, whether that is later in the year or the following year. We will be unable to refund your entry fee.

Race bibs be sent out in late March/early April 2023. International bibs will be processed first.

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: 10.30am
Half: 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.

No. Walkers are welcome in the half marathon and should start at the back of the field to allow runners to get away from the start line safely.

Wear normal running shoes. 100% of all three race distances is on road. There is no trail so trail shoes are not recommended.

Connemarathon merchandise will be for sale at the finish area. You can also order online at www.dolmensports.com/shop.
The finish area will be broken down from 5:30pm. If you are making good forward progress we will estimate your finish time and if it’s around 5:30pm you will be allowed to continue. It is rare for someone to be asked to discontinue but if you are significantly detached from the participant in front, or are injured, etc. we will ask you to take a lift to the finish. This would allow maximum finish times of 8.5 hours for the ultra, 7 hours for the full and 5.5 hours for the half (including walkers).
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 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.
– lots of fruit and yet more water at the finish.
– post race refreshments.
– 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.
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 and Delphi Resort outside Leenane. 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. 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. More details here.

A medal, refreshments and a sense of complete euphoria/achievement/relief (delete as applicable). Post race refreshments will also be provided.

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. They 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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