Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What time does the race start?

    The half marathon will start at 10am sharp with runners escorted to the start line (just outside the gaa grounds) at 09.50am.


  • Is there a cut off time?

    Yes. There is a cut off time of 3 hours. This is for health & safety reasons and to be fair to the marshals! The race begins at 10am and the course will close at 1pm. This means that the roads will re-open and there will be no marshals or water stations on the course after this time.


  • Can I walk the route?

    Anyone wishing to walk rather than run can do so but you should make yourself known to the race official. Walkers are to begin at the earlier time of 8.45am so that they will be able to complete the route while the course is still open. The start time and race numbers of the walkers will be noted and your time will be recorded on the official results. Walkers should note that the water stations and marshals will not be in place at that time. A member of the committee will escort the walkers but they should familiarise themselves with the course before they begin.


  • Where do I collect my race number and t-shirt?

    Race numbers can be collected as you sign in at the GAA centre on the morning of the race from 7:30am where you can also collect your t-shirt.


  • Will I get a medal?

    Yes – everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a special Rosemount half marathon and 10km finishers medal.


  • Where can I park?

    There will be ample free parking available in the grounds of the Rosemount GAA, with parking also available in the primary school and field adjacent to the grounds.

  • Can minors take part in the race?

    As per athletics association of Ireland guidelines the race is for over 18’s only.

  • Where does the race start and finish?

    The HM race starts at the GAA grounds and ends back in the grounds. The 10km race will start in the village and will also finish at the GAA grounds.


  • Will the course be marked?

    The race route will be clearly marked and marshalled along the way and there will be markers at each mile.


  • Are there toilets & showers available?

    Yes! There are toilets, changing rooms, showers available on-site. We will also provide portaloo’s along the race route.


  • Will there be somewhere safe to leave my belongings?

    There will be a bag-drop facility in the hall which will be attended throughout the event. Runners will need to show their race number when using this facility.


  • How many water stations will there be?

    There will be 4 water stations along the race route and a refreshment stand at the finish with water, coke and fruit. There will also be a number of people patrolling the route on bikes with additional water and words of encouragement!. We will have a water bottle bin located after each water station and we ask all competitors to us the bins provided when at all possible.
    Please help us to keep the route litter-free by dropping your empty bottles in the bins provided or at the next water station.


  • Where will the first-aid stations be located?

    Two first-aid ambulances will be available for the duration of the event with one at the start/finish area and one “sweeping” the route. The bikers patrolling the route will also have basic first-aid kits (deep heat/plasters etc).


  • Will there be pacemakers?

    Yes, there will be pacemakers for the following times: 1hr30; 1hr40; 1hr45 1hr50; 2hr & 2hr 10.


  • Can I use my MP3 player/iPod?

    For safety reasons we use request that personal music devices not be used as the race is being run on open roads in some parts so it is important that you be aware of traffic and instructions from marshals.


  • Will there be massages available after the race?

    Yes, there will be several physio’s available in the club house after the race who will be offering their services free of charge.

    • Will there be refreshments after the race?

    Yes! There will be a feast of soup, sandwiches, cakes, treats, teas and coffees available after the race.


  • When and where will the presentations take place?

    The prize giving will take place at 1.30pm in the Community Hall where winners will be invited to the podium to collect their prizes.

  • When will the results be available?

    As the race is chip-timed, your result will be available from the straight away and full-results will be available online soon after the race ends