Medieval Marathon
Kilkenny

Race Postponed 

Please see below announcement

GOOD NEWS and Date Change

We have actively consulted with all stakeholders and relevant authorities, Kilkenny County Council and the Gardaí and together, taking into consideration the latest government guidelines and the planned lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, we are all very confident that the event will go ahead in September. For extra safety reasons we are moving the date slightly from September 11th to September 18th to facilitate the RasNaMan cycle race which will take place in Kilkenny on our original date.

We hope you are as excited to take part in this great event again as we are to get to welcome you.

Kilkenny prepares for battle!

Kilkenny provides the historic backdrop for Ireland’s 5th Medieval Marathon. On September, the 12th 2020, participants will set off from St Francis Bridge (the new bridge) at 10am. 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 on The Parade in the heart of the city. The city will also play host to a 30k, half marathon and 10k, with all participants arriving back at The Parade on Saturday evening. All finishers will be rewarded with a bespoke medal and technical t-shirt to celebrate the battle victory!

Register for our 2020
Virtual Medieval Marathon

Register Here

Routes

Frequently Asked Questions


What time are the races happening at?

The start time is 10am, we will be updating start times for all distances nearer the time.


Where is the race start?

The race start is at St Francis Bridge (The ‘New Bridge’).

Where are the water stops?

The first water stop is at the first 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.


Can I register/sign up on the day?

The only way to guarantee your space in the race is to register online, online registration is extremely likely to sell out this year. If the event sells out there will be no on the day registration and no 'spaces' will be held for anyone.


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 on The Parade in the heart of the city. The city will also play host to a 30k, half marathon and 10k, with all participants arriving back at The Parade on Saturday evening.

Rewards


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

After Party


After the marathon, all participants will arrive back at The Parade that evening.
Relax and take in the atmosphere of this historic city!

The Medieval Marathon after Party and prize presentations will be in the Left Bank on the Parade which is directly across from the Finish Line.

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