Medieval Marathon
17th September 2022

Kilkenny prepares for battle!

Kilkenny provides the historic backdrop for Ireland’s 5th Medieval Marathon. On the 17th of September 2022, participants will set off from Ormonde Street (beside the Ormonde Hotel) for the Marathon, 30K, and Half Marathon, and the 10K will start at St Francis Bridge (the new bridge). The route will take in some of the most historic sites in the medieval city before winding out the country roads, making its way back to Kilkenny to finish in front of Butler Gallery in the heart of the city. All finishers will be rewarded with a bespoke medal and technical t-shirt to celebrate the battle victory!

Register for our 2022 Medieval Marathon

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We are delighted to announce Joma as our T-Shirt sponsor

We also have Medieval Marathon ¼ zip hoodies for sale on the link below
www.hennessysports.ie/product-category/medieval_marathon/

Ishka Is our official Hydration Partner

Routes

Frequently Asked Questions


What time are the races happening at?

The start times are as follows 9:45am for the Marathon, 10:00am for the 30K, and 10:15am for the Half Marathon outside the Ormonde Hotel. The 10K will start at 11:00am from ST FRANCIS BRIDGE. All races will be starting sharp at the appointed time so please allow sufficient time for number pickup and getting to your race start as once the race is started the roads will be reopening and we cannot accommodate anyone who turns up late


Where is the race start?

The race start is on Ormonde St for the Marathon, 30K and Half Marathon. The 10K will start from St Francis Bridge (The ‘New Bridge’).

Where are the water stops?

The first water stop is at 3.25miles/5.5km and the next water stops are approximately every 3 miles.

Can walkers participate in these events?

Yes, walkers can participate in this event but there is a seven-hour cut off for the marathon.


Number pick up 

Number collection is at the finish area near Butler Gallery on Friday evening 6pm to 8:30pm and Saturday morning 6:30am up to One hour before you chosen distance. This very important as to make it to the start line as you have a 10min walk and all runs will be starting sharp if you miss the start it will not be possible to start late as roads will be open in the city.


Can I Change Distance
Yes at the help desk. But you will need to be at number pick up 2hrs beforehand as you can understand it will be very busy and we want you all to make your race start

Bag Drop
Bag drop will be at registration/finish area.
Bags will not be accepted at the start line

Can I register/sign up on the day?
There will be no registration on the day.

Are there any pacers at the event?
Yes, there will be pacers. They will be announced closer to the date on our Facebook Page.

The Routes

 

The routes will take in some of the most historic sites in the city before winding out the country roads, making its way back to Kilkenny to finish at the front of Butler Gallery in the heart of the city.

Links to Route Maps:

Rewards


All finishers will be rewarded with a bespoke medal and technical t-shirt to celebrate the battle victory!

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Click on the images below to see our 2016 racers

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