The half marathon and 10K routes start and finish in the same place (on the quay) and overlap for the final few miles as runners make their way back to the village.
The Half Marathon starts at the quay in Kinvara and runners will complete a lap of the village before they cross the N-67 in the direction of the post office. They will be lead out towards the Burren on the L-4509, locally known as the Killina Road. After a 7K stretch the race will turn right onto the scenic New Line Road. The race will turn right again onto the L-4507 next to Slievecarran before turning right on to the Trellick Road. The route continues on to the Moy Road and takes a final right turn at the intersection with the N-67 (towards Kinvara). Runners will be lead to the quay via Nuns Orchard and will finish back where the race started on the quay in Kinvara.
The early miles of the half marathon are a series of gentle uphill sections leading to the first major right hand turn and the most scenic part of the course. There’s a steep hill at around mile 11 but its a looped course so where there’s an up there’s a down!
The 10K run will start at the quay in Kinvara and head West through the town along the N-67. Just over 2K outside the town the race will turn left on the Cahernamadra Road (L-8586) and will link up with the Trellick Road. Half marathon runners will join the course at this point. The race will turn left, continue onto the Moy Road and turn right at the intersection with the N-67 (towards Kinvara). Runners will be lead to the quay via Nuns Orchard and will finish back where the race started on the quay in Kinvara.
The 10K course has a quick start as you head out on the N-67. There is a tough section between 6K and 7K but after that there’s a quick finish back in to the village.
The N-67 is the main road through the village of Kinvara and this will remain open throughout the race with traffic being managed at key junctions. The majority of the remainder of roads on both routes will be closed to traffic. For more details on road closures please see the Residents Info page.