Breathtaking, amazing, spectacular, friendly and fun are just some of the words used by participants when describing this unique event. What makes it unique? The course straddles the quaint Latin Quarter of Galway City, the famous Claddagh Quay and the majestic coast road with it’s panoramic views of the Burren in County Clare across the Atlantic waters of Galway Bay – very few marathons worldwide can boast such a pretty mix of scenic views.
Starting on Nimo’s Pier at the Claddagh, marathon participants run two laps of ‘South Park’ before running along the closed road through the heart of Salthill as far as the Barna Road junction and return via the back of the Golf Club and along the promenade and back to the Claddagh. Then another three full laps of Salthill are completed and back to the finish at the Claddagh. This is a very very fast and flat marathon course and perfect for PB attempts. This race is chip timed from start line to finish line. Chip timing is an electronic system that automatically records the exact time you cross the start line and the exact time you cross the finish line, giving you an accurate race time. The chip is attached to your race number which you will receive at the Race Expo.
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