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
    Roundstone
  3. 12 Bens from Roundstone
    12 Bens from Roundstone
  4. The Bog Road
    The Bog Road
  5. Halfway House
    Halfway House
  6. Lake
    Lake
  7. Clifden
    Finish: Clifden

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