Please see below announcement
It is with great regret that we need to inform you that this year's event has been postponed until 2021. After much deliberation and close consultation with local authorities and Gardai we feel this was the best decision for all concerned. Our primary concern was you, our valued participant and we feel deeply saddened at having to reach this decision.
With the ever changing circumstances and recent government decision deciding not to move to phase 4, we feel that it would not be fair to you the participant to reduce your overall race day experience and place your safety at risk.
However, we do have some good news. We have decided to go virtual with the event. We hope you can enjoy this virtual experience with your fellow participants and take part in the fun.
More details to follow later.
All entrants will have received an email this morning so check spam and all other folders
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!
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 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 the Left Bank on the Parade which is directly across from the Finish Line.
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