Marathon 2018

As you know, the Galway Walking Club’s Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, August 18th 2018.
The walk will take place from the Community Centre Maam Valley in Connemara, Co. Galway,
Registration for the event closes on Tuesday 14th August 2018.
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.
The application form/brochure is available at the following link:
As you can see from the attached brochure, the marathon takes place in some of the most scenic places in Connemara.  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 Valley community centre on completion of their walk.
This year’s registration fee for the marathon is *€30*.
For any further details on the marathon please contact either:Jerry Lalor*, the *Marathon Coordinator*, at  or
Ellen Looby PRO, at
We look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your day with us.