Half Marathon

START TIME: 12:15pm

The half marathon is split into three laps. One short lap followed by two full laps.

Starting at the claddagh run along Grattan Road as far as the Promenade Road and turn back along the path before commencing the first full lap. Run along the closed road through the heart of Salthill as far as the camping park, turning down towards the sea and return via the back of the Golf Club, along the promenade and back to the Claddagh. Then another full lap of is completed bringing you back to the finish at the Claddagh. This is a very fast and flat course  and perfect for PB attempts. The start area is penned according to predicted race time. Three start pens are set out as follows… 1. Elite & Sub 1:40. 2. Sub 2 hours. 3. Over 2 hours. This will ensure a clear passage to the route at a pace you are comfortable with. Because the race is chip timed from start line to finish line you will not lose out by starting towards the back. CHIP TIMING This race is chip timed. 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 1:30, 1:40, 1:50 and 2:00 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

Race Start

The race start for the Half Marathon is 12.15pm sharp. You are advised to arrive in good time before the race. There will be parking restrictions in operation on the route. A secure 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. Our Team will be on hand to get you warmed up with lively music. Always great fun and a great way to start the day!

Race Safety

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.

Race Finish

Please follow marshal instructions at the race finish where you will receive a finisher’s medal & refreshments.

Prize Giving

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.

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