The race is on Saturday 7th March 2020 in Kinvara, Co. Galway.

The full marathon starts at 10:00am, the half marathon walkers start at 11:00am, the 10K runners and walkers start at 12:00pm and the half marathon runners start at 12:10pm.

All courses have been AI measured and permits will be applied for as with all previous events.

The full marathon is €50, the half marathon is €40 and the 10K is €25. A small online processing fee will also apply. There will be a 15% early bird discount up to the end of October 2019.

Yes, everybody who enters will get a T-shirt and goodies on the day.

Yes, there will be Rock and Road finishers medals. See you at the finish line!

Yes, there will be pacers for 40/50/60 minutes for the 10K and for 1:30/1:40/1:50/2:00 for the half marathon.

All roads on the 10K and half marathon routes are closed except the crossing points on the N67, where the flow of traffic will be managed. For the full marathon course some roads are open.

Yes. The Kinvara Rock and Road will use chip timing technology and every participant will receive an accurate finishing time for their race.

The full and half marathons are marked in miles and the 10K is marked in kilometres.

Yes, there will be one water station on the 10K course and three water stations on the half marathon course. There will be water stations in the full marathon at approximately miles 2, 5.3, 8.7, 12, 15.5, 19.5 and 23.5.

Yes, there’ll be tea, coffee and fancy buns : )

Yes, Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy Students from A.I.T. will be available at the community centre where registration took place – more info here. This is a complimentary service. [TBC for 2020]

Yes, showers will be available at the local GAA grounds – click here. [TBC for 2020]

There will be lots of toilets at the start/finish area and an “emergency” toilet roughly half way along the half marathon route. This toilet will be at approximately miles 6 and 20 in the full marathon.

The following information has to be confirmed for 2020 – please check again soon. You can collect your race number and t-shirt either at The Merriman Hotel (Friday 7:00pm to 9:00pm) or at Kinvara Community Centre (Saturday 9:00am to 11:30am). Walkers in the half marathon can collect their numbers up to 10:30am with the walk starting at 11:00am. See the Race Number Collection page for a map.

No. There are no entries on the day.

Online. Click here.

Yes, so long as there are still places available in the new distance and you contact us at in time. Charges will apply if you switch to a longer distance. More info here.

You can transfer your entry to someone else or defer your entry to 2021 if you do so in time. There is a charge of €7 for a deferral. There is no charge for a number transfer. Please click here for more details. We can not offer you a refund of your entry fee.

Yes. There will be a separate start for walkers in the half marathon. Walkers in the 10K will start with the rest of the field towards the back of the group. Please choose “walker” when entering. There is no walker option in the full marathon due to time constraints for road closures, etc.

If you plan to walk the entire course you are a walker. Otherwise you are a runner.

Yes. You must be 18 on race day (7th March 2020) to enter all three race distances.

The start line for both the half marathon and 10K races will be on the quay in Kinvara. The full marathon start is a short distance from the village.

Please wear your race number to the front.

No. We welcome walkers, joggers and runners of all abilities and fitness levels, with the exception of walkers in the full marathon.

We will be in touch with all entrants during the week before the race by email with up to date race day information. Please also check this website and the event Facebook page.

Results will be available through the results page of this website as soon as possible after you cross the finish line.

Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 male and female finishers for all distances. There will also be age group prizes in the 10K and half marathon for F40 (1st, 2nd, 3rd), M40 (1st, 2nd, 3rd), F50 (1st, 2nd), M50 (1st, 2nd), F60 (1st), M60 (1st), F70 (1st), M70 (1st). We also have a number of spot prizes to give out on the day. For more info click here.

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