Run one lap 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 full lap of Salthill is completed and 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 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15 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 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!
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.