Irish Mountain
Running Association

Nagles Marathon

Nagles Marathon
Saturday 11th March, 2023
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
9 (3,3,3) - Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Route Description:
Getting There:

Killavullen GAA Club, Killavullen, Co. Cork

Organisers Instructions:
The marathon adds onto the Nagles half-marathon route a meandering loop of the eastern section of the Nagles hills. There are fast runnable sections, technical stretches and some very boggy areas. You will get muddy. The route will be marked with red arrows and red and white tape. PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES FOR THIS RACE WILL CLOSE ON THE 20th of February at 23:00 (No waiting lists or transfers after this point) You will need to purchase 2023 IMRA membership before purchasing this race. Registration desk will open at 7:30 and close at 8:45. Race start is 9am sharp. Collect your race number (if it’s your first race) and t-shirt. There will be no option for an early start. Race start is 1km uphill from registration so please allow for this. There are toilet facilities available at Race Registration. A strict cut-off time of 11:30 will be imposed at the point where the marathon leaves the half route at 13km. Any runner reaching this point after this time will be redirected to follow the half marathon route and will have their results posted to the half. There will be three aid stations with water available that you can use to refill your bottles/hydration packs yourselves. Jellies etc will also be available. Aid stations will be located at 9.8km, 26.5km and 36.5km. First aid stations will be at 9.8km, 26.5km and the finish line. There are two road crossings and there will be Marshalls at these points. However, please adhere to the rules of the road. Kit Requirements: 1. Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. 2. A working, fully charged mobile phone. The phone numbers for Race directors must be inputted into your contacts on your phone: Joan Ryan 086 8322314, Ide Kelleher 086 1751088. Your phone must not be set to silent or airplane mode! Set the ringing tone to loud. If you need to make contact during the race please ring – do not send a text. 3. Depending on the weather forecast we may be adding more items closer to the date. We will advise any additions on the forum. 4. Foil blanket, hat, buff, gloves. Some exposed areas are bitterly cold. You must have these at reg and for race duration. Bag drop option is added now. Hand it in at registration and it will be available at 26.5km mark. Put your name and IMRA race number on the bag and maybe use a bag you can recognise! Parking: Thanks to Killavullen G.A.A. we are again able to park on their grounds. Registration will also be here. Please park in an orderly and sensible fashion and be aware of kids coming to and from training. The start of the race is a kilometre from the car park up the hill from the local cemetery. There is no parking at the race start point. Allow time to get from GAA to the race start. Remember we have 'no waste' policy, please bring your own cup/mug. Please respect this beautiful area and ensure No littering. INSTA-COFFEE (coffee trailer) will be at GAA hall for reg and for finish.

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers