The race is on Saturday 5th March 2022 in Kinvara, Co. Galway.

In the event that the race can’t take place for public health or weather related reasons, your entry will be moved to the rescheduled date, whether that is later in the year or the following year. We will be unable to refund your entry fee.

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.
This year we won’t be giving out t-shirts to every participant by default. Since 2011, there have been approximately 15,000 t-shirts produced for the event, which comes at a huge environmental cost. We understand that for many people the race top is important so they will be available to purchase separately if desired. More details here…

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. Affected roads close at 10:30am and reopen no later than 3pm.

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 TUS (Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest) will be available at the community centre – more info here. This is a complimentary service.

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.

Race numbers will be posted out to all participants.

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 the following year 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 (5th March 2022) 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.
The finish line for all race distances closes at 4pm. Therefore there is a maximum time of 6 hours to complete the marathon. You must be making progress no slower than this pace all along the course, e.g. 3 hours for 13.1 miles. All roads will reopen no later than 3pm so extra care should be taken if you are on the course after this time.
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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