Lions Rugby Match 8:35am in McGann’s bar
Half Marathon 11am
Getting Here & Parking
The Athenry AC Half Marathon & 5K starts and finishes in the village of Monivea, Co. Galway. It is a small village and marshalls will be on hand to direct you to the race parking in the village. Monivea is about a 30 minute drive from Galway City and can also be accessed via the Athenry exit on the M6 motorway (Exit 17). The race will be signposted on all approach roads to Athenry and then on to Monivea (look for the race logo).
Race Number Collection
Registration is from from 9.00am to 10.30am in Ffrench’s night club behind McGann’s bar opposite the Community Centre in Monivea. Entrance to the night club is from the Ard Aoibhinn road and it will be well signposted on the day. Google co-ordinates 53.3745972, -8.7059080. The half marathon starts at 11am and the 5K starts at 11:15am so please allow plenty of time to arrive in Monivea, park, collect your number, do your warm up and be back at the start line for a race briefing at 10:50am.
There will be pacers in the half marathon for people aiming for finish times of 1:30, 1:40, 1:50 and 2:00. The pacers will be easily identifiable at the start line and will run a consistent even pace throughout the race. They will cross the finish line a few seconds before their target time.
There will be three water stations along the course as well as water at the finish line. The water stations will be at approximately 5K, 10K and 15K and the water will be supplied in bottles with sports caps.
Prizes and refreshments will be in the community hall beside the start/finish line!