Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VIII

Saturday 9th December 2017

Clonakilty: Clonakilty town, Clonakilty, Ireland

Distance running, Running, Half marathon, 10K, Marathon


  • Running-10K - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-Marathon - Individual Age group/open


Event details and schedule

The 8th Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon takes place on the 9th of December 2017.

Last December 3rd race was amazing with a spectacular line up of three Boston Marathon winners ,Amby Burfoot 1968 also editor at large at Runners World, Neil Cusack winner 1974 and Bobbi Gibb, pioneer female first ever Boston Marathon winner 1966,67,68. Adrianne Haslet,professional ballroom dancer who lost her left leg at Boston Marathon bombing 2013, Anna Sotar from Team Hoyt Running chairs with Team Jordan and Team Christine TGV54 from France joining us in West Cork,Ireland.

Clonakilty is a lively town in West Cork approx 50 km south west from Cork city and Cork airport.

It won " Best town Award in UK and Ireland " in  2016 and when you visit it is easy to see why ...

We have the most stunning ocean views & blue flag beaches with two of nine hotels overlooking the Atlantic ocean and an abundance of B&B , guesthouses ans Airbnb and the welcome you receive in Clonakilty is second to none so be sure to make a weekend of it with your family .

Start & finish is from the Quality hotel in the Bypass road on the N71, free parking is next door on the showgrounds. There is a free inspirational talk, on Friday evening prior to race day on Saturday so do join us for the event , it is truly an experience not to be missed.

There are three distances to choose from, 10 K , half marathon and full marathon.

All routes starts from the Quality hotel and runs through the picturesque town of Clonakilty and heads out Inchydoney road where 10 K heads back towards the hotel and half & full marathon continues through the gorgeous countryside, heading out to Rathbarry village, through Castlefreak estate, Galley head, Long Strand , Red strand , Duneen Strand, Dunmore headlands, Dunmore causeway and back towards the Quality hotel.

Please visit website for full route maps with elevations.

Also, ensure that you have signed the waiver and filled in your medical details, emergency contact person on back of the racebib.

At this time of year in West Cork you can expect temperature of about 8-10 degrees so dress appropriate and keep an eye on the forecast before the event.

Race pack pick up in on Thursday 7 Dec at 6-9 pm, Friday 3 - 9 pm and Sat 9 Dec 6 am -7:30 am

There are many participants who dress up for Christmas spirit so let your imagination run free..

Out at course there are water stations with 250 ml sportcaps bottles every 3 miles and lots of energy stations on half and full marathon course to give you extra energy.

Quality hotel kindly offer free shower and pool after the race so do bring towel and toiletries .At finish line you will receive Worldfamous Black and White pudding , coffee & tea, biscuits, water, Berrocca, Nature Valley oatbars, sampling of Solgar Whey shots, stunning thought provoking cast medal and unique technical top, electric atmosphere with music and fun and of course photo wall opportunity !!

This is more than a race , this is an event and a weekend experience in West Cork for all the family.

We advice to book your entry and accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

This year .. Find Yourself Clonakilty ,West Cork, Ireland .





Organised by

Clonakilty waterfront marathon

Ballinaffrin cross, Tawnies Lower, Clonakilty

Phone: 00353866484811

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