15th September 2018
Kilkenny provides the historic backdrop for Ireland’s 3rd Medieval Marathon. On September, the 15th 2018, participants will set off from St Francis Bridge (the new bridge) at 1pm. The route 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.
This year we have partnered with Total Highway Maintenance who are a professional traffic management company and are supplying all the stewards to guide you around the course safely.
This year we are partnering with Ballykeefe distillery, the full marathon will be running through the distillery.
Kilkenny County Council and An Garda Siochana are supporting the Medieval Marathon which takes place on Saturday the 15th of September.
The various races will commence on St Francis Bridge from 1.00pm and over the course of the afternoon some temporary and localised traffic restrictions will be in place along the following routes:
The races will finish from 2.00pm onwards on The Parade. Please respect and follow the instructions of the Stewards.
Car parking spaces available at County Hall https://goo.gl/maps/YV62Ja48X9T2
Car parking spaces available also in the Ormond Hotel Multi-storey Car Park for €5 from 7am to 7pm only. You must go up to the customers desk to avail of this offer.
Showers are available at the Watershed for €2.50 until 6:30pm
What time are the races happening at?
The Full Marathon, 30K and Half Marathon are starting at 1pm and the 10K is starting at 1:30pm.
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/5K.
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.
Those not entering the race can still have fun; browse our medieval stalls, have something to eat, become an archaeologist for the day, the list goes on!
Don't forget your fancy dress!
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!
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 Sullivan’s Brewery Taproom on John Street 5mins walk from the finish line on the Parade.
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