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The Donegal Creameries Mooathon


Starting in Kilmacrenan town, just outside Letterkenny, the route will be along the Lough Salt road to Downings. The finish will be in Downings just before the beach. A map and more details are on the picture gallery page

Official Race Hotel:
The Ramada Encore Hotel will be the official Race Hotel this year located on Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Donegal.
Contact details are below and make sure to mention the Mooathon for a special discount on rooms.
Room rate: 69 – each room sleeps 2 people.
Pasta Dinner on the Saturday night is also available to all entrants of the Mooathon for 14.95
So for 2 people staying on Saturday night both having the pasta dinner it’s only 99 in total.
The Race expo & race packet pick-up will be at the hotel from 12 – 6pm on Saturday the 29th.

Tel: 353-74-9123100
e-mail: [email protected]
(Check their website for photos and maps etc)

A special thank you to the Ramada Encore Hotel for sponsoring the race as well and covering the insurance costs.

Optional bus transport available for an extra €10 to the start line from Downings in the morning and also all afternoon from the finish line back to the start line if that’s where you’ve parked. The bus will also collect people in the morning from outside the offcial race hotel: The Ramada Inn

There is a 500 cash prize for the fastest runner:
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All Finishers will get a special finishers medal that has actual horns!
There are also prizes for 2nd and 3rd, for best fancy dress and for the fastest Corporate and Club Teams.
There will also be someone running from the event team dressed as a farmer, probably Sean, and any cow that beats the farmer will be put into a raffle for a prize – truly making this a race to the finish line!
Further details on actual prizes will be available soon but the first place prizes last year were a Polar RS200sd worth over 200.

Race Rules:
All entrants MUST wear black and white clothing on race day. Anyone at the starting line who is not wearing black and white may be disqualified at the discretion of the Race Director. Other acceptable apparel includes horns, bells, black & white body paint and cow suits of any colour. Mooooo
Any unsportsmanlike conduct will be dealt with by immediate disqualification.
Any littering along the course outside of the Milking station zones will mean disqualification – we hate litterbugs!
All cows must stay on the left side of the road and let faster cows past on the right. Anyone consistently getting in the way of cows behind them will be beaten!
As a general principal we hate rules and being told what to do, but we want to have a safe and enjoyable event so the rules above must be abided by all entrants.

Race Packet pick-up:
Race packet pick up will be on Saturday the 29th at the Ramada Inn, in the town of Leterrkenny from 12pm – 6pm.
This includes – Race t-shirt, race number, and goody bag. We will also have sports equipment and apparel etc for sale as well.
Entrants can also register and collect their numbers on race day in Kilmacrenan if necessary from 9am – 9.45am.

Milking Stations:

We’ve experimented with a number of milking station setups but there will be at least 3 manned milking stations along the course and one at the finish line. Sports drinks will be available as well as some basic first aid and radios/phones for calling for help.

Division Challenge:
We will have a team challenge whereby the fastest 3 people in each division will have their times averaged.
Fastest teams will win a Trophy
Corporate (Company vs Company)
Club Challenge

Accomodation in the Area:
Local barns and fields with nice green grass can be found here:



Travelling to Donegal:


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Derry airport and Donegal airport are closest to the race start.

Age Limits:
Participants must be 15 or older on race day and only people 18 and older may apply for the training programs.

Check out https://www.mooathon.com for more information