Full Marathon

Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VIII

The Clonakilty Waterfront Full Marathon will start and finish at the Quality Hotel situated on the N71 bypass road around Clonakilty town. (Approx. 10 mins walk from Clonakilty Main Street)

Route Description

Runners, Walkers & Wheelchair participants turn left on leaving the hotel grounds and head towards Maxol Station roundabout. Running straight through the main street of Clonakilty town around Faxbridge roundabout, participants pass the Waterfront and infamous ‘Whales Tail’ sculpture before making their way out the stunning coastline of Inchydoney road towards Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.

Crossing to Springmount cross, left for Garranagolleen, participants will take a right turn for Hayes Cross and head straight for the picturesque village of Rathbarry through the secluded Castlefreke estate before approaching the first, of many, breath-taking views of the Wild Atlantic Ocean. At this point, participants experience first-hand panoramic views of the Atlantic complimented with stretches of Long Strand beach and Galley Head Lighthouse before their eyes.

Heading towards Red Strand, participants take a left turn towards Ardfield, on to the Dunmore Road, passing Duneen strand & Dunmore Hotel making their way onto the Dunmore Causeway. At the end of the causeway, every body takes a quick left, bringing you towards Clogheen Village, passing Springmount Cross and finally back to the Quality Hotel & Finish Line!

The Full Marathon will finish at the Quality Hotel grounds where you will receive your unique finisher’s medal, complimentary professional photographs at the C.W.M. Photo Walls along with a Big West Cork Welcome from the Clon Crew, family and friends.

Local physical therapist, Meadbh O’ Leary and all her crew will be providing free gentle rub downs/ massages to runners post-race.

Teas, Coffees, Water, Cola, Berocca Multi-vitamin Juice, Jellies, Nature Valley Oat Bars, Biscuits & World-famous Clonakilty Black & White Pudding will be available complimentary for every participant after completing their race.

Compliments of the Quality Hotel to every participant are the Hotel’s Showers, Saunas & Swimming Pool. (It is advisable to bring your own towel and toiletries).

Then it’s time to celebrate your achievement. :-)

When you enter the Full Marathon race you will get a technical running top and on completion, you will receive your high quality 2017 finishers medal.

Min Elevation: 11 ft – Max Elevation: 366ft

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