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FAQ

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

We get some regular questions, and we try to address them as clearly as possible. You can send any queries to info[AT]clareburrenmarathonchallenge[DOT]com

WHEN DO I GET MY NUMBER?

Numbers and timing chip will be ready for collection on Friday May 26th from 6.30 pm to 8.30pm in marathon HQ, Main Street, Ballyvaughan. Saturday May 27th from 6.30 AM to 8.30 AM in The Marquee, At the Start Line, The Pier, Ballyvaughan.

WE WILL NOT BE POSTING OUT BIB NUMBERS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

ARE THE MARATHONS ALL ON ROAD?

The MINI is all road
The HALF is part road and part cross country(cross the Burren)
The FULL is part road and part cross country(cross the Burren)

IF I ENTER BUT CANNOT TAKE PART ON THE DAY IS MY ENTRY FEE REFUNDABLE?

No

WHAT ARE THE CUT-OFF TIMES?

8 hours.

CAN I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER EVENT, E.G. FROM FULL MARATHON TO HALF MARATHON?

Yes, you can transfer to another event, up until May 21st. After that date, it is too late. Please email with any changes info[AT]clareburrenmarathonchallenge[DOT]com

CAN I GIVE MY NUMBER TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT?

Absolutely not.

WHAT DOES MY ENTRY FEE INCLUDE?

The entry fee covers:
Race Times for all participants
Parking
Race entry
Water, refreshments and aid stations along the routes
Finishers Tshirt
Finishers medal
Soup and a roll served after you finish your challenge.

WHERE CAN I EAT?

Download: Food

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

Download: Accomodation

CAN I DRIVE TO THE START?

Yes. Secure parking options in Ballyvaughan. Stewards will direct you on the morning.

ARE THERE MILE MARKERS?

Yes.

WHERE ARE THE WATER AND FOOD STATIONS?

There are water stations approx every 4 miles.

WHAT DO I GET AT THE FINISH?

A medal, a tshirt, Soup and a rolland a sense of complete euphoria for all participants. Our event is about challenging yourself...we do not give prize money, all participants receive the same goodies during and at the end of the challenge.

ARE THERE AGE LIMITS?

Yes, over 16 years on the full and half routes. Mini/10k open to all.

ARE IPODS AND MP3 PLAYERS BANNED?

No

WHAT TYPE OF FOOTWEAR SHOULD I WEAR?

Comfortable walking or running shoes, trainers or boots. No sandals or high heels please.

WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO GET TO THE START?

By 8.30am. All the events start together at exactly 9am on the pier at Ballyvaughan, so allow enough time to get through the crowds and the traffic. Some road closures will be in operation.

WILL I BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE ROUTES?

All routes will be well signed posted and event stewards will be manning all routes to ensure no one goes astray.

CAN I ENTER ON THE DAY?

We can not guarantee entry after May 21st, if we have availability, yes you can if it is sold out we will not take entry on the day.

IS THE EVENT RUN FOR A CHARITY?

We do not choose any one charity, we host the event, this way all charities can get a group together, enter to take part and have the same opportunity to raise as much as possible by taking part in the event.

CAN I USE THE EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR MY CHARITY?

Yes, you can walk, jog or run your chosen event for your favourite charity you can do it individually or as a team.

CAN I WEAR MY CHARITIES T-SHIRT ON THE DAY?

Yes