Is Keith Whyte Waterfront Ultra on this July 2016 ?
We are sorry to announce that if you had planned to run any of the five Keith Whyte Ultra Marathon distances in Courtmacsherry in July 2017, unfortunately it will not be going ahead this year.
So far over the course of three years…
We have had the exclusive and utmost privilege to invite global icons TEAM HOYT from Boston, MA for their inaugural visit to Ireland and to participate in the Keith Whyte Ultra Marathon III , creating and immortalising special memories and moments for everyone who had supported and participated on the day. :)
We have had the the Irish 100k Champion, Mr. Keith Whyte, to whom the race is named after in recognition of his established running career, participate and support runners along the road ‘where the sea is always by your side’ in the quaint countryside town of Courtmacsherry with miles of smiles from 370 10k to 100k runners, walkers and wheelchair participants.
We wish that you have the chance to participate in this movement of inclusion and have a safe race with us in West Cork on December 9th 2017 for the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VIII (with special iconic guests to be announced shortly!)
Our Love and Best Wishes,
from all The Clon Crew :) :) xx
When does registration close?
Planned Registration closes Sunday, 26 November 2017
What time does the race start?
At present, the Race will be split into ‘Waves’.
10k will begin at 8:50 am
Half Marathon will begin at 8:55 am
Full Marathon will begin at 9:00 am
* Race Start Time is planned for 9:00 am (Sharp)
on the 9th December 2017 from Quality hotel on the By Pass road on N 71 in Clonakilty , West Cork.
What are the race distances on December 9th ?
Full Marathon 26.2 M , Half Marathon 13.1 M and 10 K.
Start time is 9 am.
How do I get my race pack?
All participants with Irish postal addresses will receive their race pack BY POST on the week of the race. Make sure your postal address is correct.
* If you do not want to have you race pack posted and prefer to collect please email : lucy@myrunresults.
Participants can collect race packs in Quality hotel,Clonakilty on :
Thursday 7th Dec 18:00-21:00 pm
Friday 8th Dec – 15:00 to 21:00
Saturday 9th December – 06:00 to 07:30
1. Please note that all finish tops are to be collected at Quality hotel before/after the race.
2. Please note that all orders of sizes of tops received before 1st of October will be guaranteed .
3. Please note that after this date you may not be guaranteed the exact size of your top ordered.
Can I have my race pack posted?
All race packs will be posted for Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VII December 9th 2017. by MyRunResults .
Be sure you enter the correct postal address or you will not receive your race pack.
Only Irish postal addresses will be posted.
If you travel from abroad then you must collect your race pack at the Quality hotel at the designated times.
Can a friend collect my race pack?
Yes, but make sure to bring all information needed , full name, date of birth , race category , size of finish top etc as they can not be exchanged afterwards.
Please PRINT OFF your filled out registration form and bring it with you to collect your Registration Pack.
Is Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon a My.Charity.ie affiliated event?
Yes. Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon is a MyCharity.ie affiliated event, NOW called Everydayhero. For more details please visit
Is there chip timing?
Yes , Chip Timing is provided which is activated when you cross over the start and finish line. NO CHIP , NO TIME.
Please do not cover your bib as the chip is attached to the top of it and read from above the gantry.
What does my entry fee include?
A Personalised Race Bib with your name to keep.
A Personalised Race Certificate of completion.
A uniquely designed technical running t-shirt.
A uniquely designed finishing medal.
Chip Timing and accurately Jones Counter measured route for all three races.
Fully Insured & A.A.I certified race.
250ml sport caps water bottles every 3 miles along the course for every participants convenience.
Energy drinks, Water, Berocca Multi-Vitamin juices, Bananas, Cola, Jellies, Jaffa Cakes;
Tea, Coffee, Nature Valley Oat Bars, Biscuits and World-famous Clonakilty Black and White pudding; along with any other foods that are offered to you on marathon day by our amazing supporters!
Red Cross personnel and Rapid Response with ambulances and all necessary support to bring you home safely.
Fantastic Garda presence and friendly marshals and volunteers cheering each participant along the route.
FREE professional photographs taken at the C.W.M. Photo Wall for you to download from Facebook to keep and share.
FREE use Showers, Sauna & Swimming Pool complimentary of Quality hotel.
(Please bring your own toiletries and towels. You can rent a towel for 1 euro from hotel)
Festival atmosphere with balloons, pumping music to warm up to and welcome you home over the finish line. Lots of happy faces and hugs await you here along with bespoke unique medals and finish top, refreshments and the infamous Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon After-Party in the Quality Hotel.
Can I change which race I want to run on the day?
If you need to change race distance , this can be done when collecting race pack in Quality hotel by our timing crew.
You Cannot change your distance on race day as your timing chip will already be programmed to a specific course. If you decide to run a different course on race day, you will not be awarded an official time.
NO RACE CHANGE ON RACE DAY.
Can I give my race number to another number?
No . The unique race bib and chip is allocated to you and your race category. It also contains your personal and medical information which is vital in the case of an emergency and misinformation can be detrimental to the participants health and well-being.
Where are the start and finish lines in relation to each other?
Start and finish line are both from Quality hotel in Clonakilty town on the By Pass road on the N 71.
Where is race parking?
Race parking is allocated to The Showgrounds next to The Quality hotel on the N71 road.
(Approx 200m from the Start/Finish line.
Please follow marshals directions and please allow plenty of time for travel and parking.
There is no parking allowed along the road leading out of the hotel grounds for the participants safety.
Can I have my name and time engraved ?
If you register through Active then you have an option to order a metal plate with your name and time engraved from a company called itab. Itab sends it directly to your address and it’s completed with a simple buckle which attaches to the medal’s ribbon.
Will there be prizes ?
In addition to Cash Prize cheques for 1 st , 2nd and 3rd in each race, we are proud to announce that Solgar Vitamins & minerals will also sponsor a prize for 1st and 2nd in each category (10k. Half & Full).
There are also category prizes for Over 40 , Over 50 , Over 60 and Over 70.
Can I enter on race day ?
You can enter on race day directly from Ronan at My Run Results Timing crew on the Friday 8th Dec 2017 and on the morning of the race (9th Dec) at an additional cost of five euro for all three events.
Will there be energy station with drinks/water on the course?
Water will be supplied in 250ml sports cap bottles at approximately 3 mile intervals throughout each course .
Energy stations for the Full Marathon are at:
1) 11.5 miles in Rathbarry
2) 17 miles on Red Strand and
3) 22 miles at Dunmore hotel
These stations will be supplied with Cola, Biscuits, Jellies, Jaffa Cakes, Water, Nature Valley Oat bars and other medical supplies.
There are also additional stations along the way.
Please bring your own favourite energy gels of your choice and have a safe and great race!
Will there be massage therapists available on the day?
Yes, there will be a number of massage therapies on the day at the start/finish line under the supervision on Meadbh O’leary Physical Therapy. They would appreciate a donation at your own discretion.
I am a walker – Can I enter the race even though it might take longer than 6h?
Individuals who wish to walk any of the 3 distances are welcome. We will remain at the finish line with a sweeping car on the course until the last participant is home while it is safe to do so. We would ask that dogs & bicycles not be brought along during the race this year as they can cause significant disruption to race proceedings.
We would also ask that as the roads are open, runners/walkers should not wear earphones and should be aware of their surroundings at all times. Runners and walkers will be allowed to remain on the course for as long as it is safe – if visibility is significantly reduced, the sweeping car will clear any individuals remaining on the course.
Are there shower facilities after the race?
Yes, there are shower facilities in the Lesiure Centre at the Quality Hotel along with complimentary use of their Saunas & Swimming Pool, courtesy of the Hotel.
Please bring your own towel and toiletries.
You can hire a towel from the hotel for 1 euro.
Will there be toilets on the course?
Yes , Toilet facilities will be available at the start line and finish line and also public toilets around the course for the Half & Full Marathon. The toilets for the 10k will be at the Start/Finish line.
Will there be pacers?
There will be no pacers.
This is your race , your time, to find yourself.
Is there a facility for baggage drop?
There is a bag drop facility at race start/finish at the Quality Hotel. Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon cannot accept responsibility for valuables taken from bags so please do not leave any valuables such as wallets, phones etc. in your bag.
Where is Clonakilty and how do I get there?
Clonakilty is a bustling town in the heart of West Cork, approx. 50 km from Cork city. You follow the N 71 road South West from Cork which takes you through Bandon and directly to Clonakilty town. The nearest airport is Cork airport and you can get to Clonakilty by bus from Cork city bus station or by car by road ( approx 50 min drive ) south west on the N 71 road.
Can I get a refund if I can not attend?
Registration is personal and final.
The registration fee will not be refunded but If you need to transfer entry to next year race please do so by Email ONLY Before 1 st November 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org with all your registration details.
NO Facebook messages.
Transfer of entry valid for one year only.
Can I give my race number to another runner ?
No. The unique race bib is allocated to you .
They are non refundable , non transferable.
What are the terms and conditions of my waiver?
Terms and Conditions
I declare that I will be 18 years of age or over on 9th of December 2017 and that I will abide by the laws and rules of the Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI). I will not compete in the race unless I am medically fit to do so on the day and I accept that I will be participating entirely at my own risk. I accept that Cork County Council, its Servants or Agents, the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon Committee, its Members, Associates, Partners and Sponsors will not be liable for any loss, damage, illness or injury whatsoever directly or indirectly occasioned by or resulting from the negligence, wrongful act or default of Cork County Council, its Servants or Agents, the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon committee, its Members, Associates, Partners or Sponsors, or from any other cause including an act of God or my own physical condition. I accept that the Organisers, their Sponsors and Partners will not be liable for any action, claim, costs or expenses that may arise in consequence of my participation of the event. By entering, I give my permission to Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon to use my name, quotes and photographic likeness for promotional and marketing purposes.
Entry fees cannot be refunded or deferred.
Why must I sign waiver and medical information on bib?
You can only participate in Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VI , if you have signed waiver and filled in any medical conditions, allergies , emergency contact information on the back of the bib.
This is important for your safety , Red Cross or any other medical personnel.
Why Bobbi Gibb on the medal Dec 3rd 2016 ?
She is being acknowledged 50 years later by Boston Marathon as a pioneer to female marathon runners and is designing her own life size sculpture to be erected on the Boston Marathon route 2017.
First female Boston Marathon winner 1966 finish time 3:21:40 & 1967 & 1968
This is one of the many reasons why we are acknowledging Bobbi Gibb on our marathon medal this year.
This lady opened the door for female running worldwide.
Listen to her story here:
Celebrating women running everywhere.