Marathon 2019

Registration is now open to all for our Connemara Western Way Annual Walking Marathon and Half Marathon.

Click here to register!

Our Walking Marathon takes place in some of the most scenic places in Connemara!

The meeting point for registration and bus collection is at Maam Community Centre and the route is from Killary to Maam Valley mostly along the Western Way. It is mainly a flat walk, the highest point being Maumean at 259 meters, and while about one-third of the walk is on the road the route is chiefly on green road or forest track.

There are spectacular views of Killary Fjord, the Maumturks and the Twelve Bens along the route and the walk is a terrific way to experience this part of the country.

All participants receive a well-earned meal in the Maam Community Centre on completion of their walk.


  • Date: Saturday 17th August 2019

  • Meeting Point: Maam Community Centre, Teernakill North in Connemara, Co. Galway. 

  • Time: Meet between 7am – 7.55am for the Full Marathon.  Meet between 8.30am – 9.25am am for the Half Marathon

  • Open to: We welcome members and non-members alike on our annual marathon

  • Price: €30 per person – this includes your bus and meal.

  • Registration: Pre-Registration is required. Click here to register on Eventbrite, a secure way to pay. 

Click below to see the

Marathon Route Map

Further Details:

Registered participants can collect their numbers on the morning of Saturday 17th August from the Maam Community Centre, Teernakill North, Maum, Galway at the following times:

Full Marathon: Between 7 and 7.55 a.m.

Half Marathon: Between 8.30 and 9.25 a.m.

Walkers will be taken by bus to the start of the walk. The bus for the Full Marathon departs at 8.00 a.m. and the Half Marathon bus departs at 9.30 a.m.

All participants should bring a packed lunch and water and have walking boots and rainwear. Runners for the road sections is also an option. For safety reasons please let those manning the nearest checkpoint know if you wish to drop out at any stage of the walk and transport will be arranged back to the centre to “ Check In.”


A meal will be provided for all participants at the Maam Community Centre on return. Refreshments and water provided at Checkpoints 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. See “Checkpoints” on our brochure.

For any further details on the marathon please contact:

Jerry Lalor the Marathon Coordinator at

Registration for the event closes on Thursday 8th August 2019. Register now here. 
We would appreciate responses from those intending to participate by that date in order to be able to guarantee a seat on the bus taking walkers to the walk start.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your day with us.

– Galway Walking Club Committee 2019