Why Marconi?

What Does Your Entry Fee Get You?

  • Fantastic scenery – Roundstone to Clifden takes in some of the most amazing scenic views in Ireland
  • Race on a Saturday morning (11am start) – and still have the whole weekend to enjoy yourself!
  • No repetition or loops – no running in circles like other races, and enjoy the stunning beauty that Connemara has to offer
  • Run along roads traveled by other Great People of Connemara
    • Marconi – the ‘father of radio’ established the first transatlantic radio-telegraph service on 17 October 1907 from Clifden to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Alcock and Brown – the two pilots of the first ever Transatlantic Flight which landed near Clifden
    • Alexander Nimmo – the Scottish engineer and architect responsible for many of the piers, roads and other infratsructural developments in Connemara in the early 1800s.
    • Sting – yes, the one & only music legend. He lived for a number of years in Roundstone.
  • Athletics Association of Ireland Permit in place – thus ensuring race meets highest standards of organisation
  • Course measured by Jones Counter- therefore if you run a PB you will know that you earned it!
  • Pre-race warm-up session
  • Festival atmosphere and DJ before and after the race
  • Plenty of activities and entertainment for all non-running supporters to keep them occupied
  • Bus from Clifden to Roundstone for the start of the race
  • Water stations at Miles 4, 7, 10
  • Pacemakers for 1hr30, 1hr45, and 2hrs
  • Unique high quality finishers medal
  • Technical tee shirt for all finishers
  • Individual video of participants crossing the finish line
  • Individual text results to all competitors
  • Goody bags
  • Post-race hydration drinks in conjunction with Kinetica Sports
  • Post-race entertainment to ensure everyone has a fantastic time not just while running but also before and afterwards too!

View the Route

  1. Gurteen Beach
    Start: Gurteen Beach
  2. Roundstone
  3. 12 Bens from Roundstone
    12 Bens from Roundstone
  4. The Bog Road
    The Bog Road
  5. Halfway House
    Halfway House
  6. Lake
  7. Clifden
    Finish: Clifden

Move mouse over markers to see images along the Marconi Half Marathon route!