Intro Welcome to the Marconi Half Marathon, Connemara – a completely unique event and the premier half marathon in Ireland! The course takes in some of the most spectacular scenery you will find and encompasses two of the west’s most picturesque towns – beginning at the majestic Gurteen Beach in Roundstone and finishing in the capital of Connemara, Clifden.
Main The course offers something for everyone and is suitable for runners and walkers alike. Not only that but there is a huge emphasis on entertainment over the whole weekend thus ensuring a festival atmosphere which can be equally enjoyed by participants and their supporters. By partnering with Ireland’s longest running community festival – Clifden Arts Week – we have ensured the highest quality of festival programming will be running in tandem with the race thus ensuring a completely unique and fantastic experience over the course of a whole weekend.
Route The course starts at sea-level and remains relatively flat for the most part. There are no major climbs, and the few small inclines you will encounter are short in length. A half marathon in Connemara… and no hills you say!?! You better believe it!
Why us Fantastic scenery: Roundstone to Clifden takes in some of the most amazing scenic views in Ireland —- Race on a Saturday: And still have the whole weekend to enjoy yourself! —- No laps or loops: Just one glorious run through the heart of Connemara —- Complimentary bus from Clifden to Roundstone for the start of the race —- Pacemakers for 1hr30, 1hr45 & 2hrs —- Goody bag along with high quality finishers medal & technical tee for all runners —- Complimentary post-race hydration drinks in conjunction with Kinetica Sports Supplements —- Enjoy the run… and then stay on for the entertainment as Clifden Arts Week kicks into gear!
Event schedule and times
11am Saturday 20th September 2014