Galway walking club announces details of annual marathon

The Galway Walking Club is currently accepting registration for the marathon and half marathon which takes place on Saturday August 13.

Pre-registration for the event is required and registration details can be downloaded from the club website at http://galwaywalkingclub.wordpress.com/marathon

The marathon is a terrific way to experience the beauty of Connemara. It is a road and cross country event which allows participants to enjoy the splendor of both the Maumturk mountains and the Twelve Pins while walking along the Western Way.

The highest point of the walk is at Maumean, a height of 259m, which all walkers pass before arriving at the last checkpoint.

All walkers will be brought to the start of the walk by bus, which leaves the community centre in Maam Bridge at 8am for the full marathon and at 9.30am for the half marathon.

Any queries regarding the event can be sent to Jerry Lalor, the marathon co-ordinator at 0872153689, or by emailing the club at [email protected]

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