Starting on Nimo’s Pier at the Claddagh, marathon participants run two laps of ‘South Park’ before running along the closed road through the heart of Salthill as far as the Barna Road junction and return via the back of the Golf Club and along the promenade and back to the Claddagh. Then another three full laps of Salthill are completed and back to the finish at the Claddagh. This is a very very fast and flat marathon course and perfect for PB attempts. This race is chip timed from start line to finish line. Chip timing is an electronic system that automatically records the exact time you cross the start line and the exact time you cross the finish line, giving you an accurate race time. The chip is attached to your race number which you will receive at the Race Expo.
PACERS: There will be 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30 Pacers
Thanks to Athenry AC and Marathon Club Ireland
Race Pack collection will be confirmed in the weeks leading up to race day.
What to expect on Race Day
The race start for the marathon is 8:30am sharp. You are advised to arrive in good time before the race. There will be parking restrictions in operation on the route. A baggage area will be provided for your belongings at the start/finish area. Please click here for the route map..
We strongly advise all participants to warm-up well before the start, there will be no official group warm-up for Marathon participants.
Your safety is our top priority. Please help us in this regard by obeying the instructions of the Race Marshals, Gardai and Medical staff at all times on the route. Please do not wear headphones for everybody’s safety. Water stations and toilets will be available.
Please follow marshal instructions at the race finish where you will receive a finisher’s medal & refreshments.
Prize giving will be immediately after the event and hosted at the finish line.
After the event
There will be a marquee set up at the finish line where runners will receive post-race refreshments and celebration.
For more information check our FAQ’s page here.