Swinford 3/4 Marathon and 5KM

September 2nd
(¾ Marathon & 5k)
Swinford, Mayo

Swinford Athletics Club are hosting their annual Ireland West ¾ Marathon and 5K. The event will take place on Saturday the 2nd of September 2023.

Race Routes and Information:

The race distances have been measured accurately and certified by AAI. All races will start and finish close to the Community Centre/race HQ and run in an anti-clockwise direction. Race marshals will be at all major junctions to direct runners along each race route. Kilometre markers will be placed along each course, these markers are not officially measured and are for information and assistance only.

The roads are open to traffic, so rules of the road apply throughout. You must always take care.  Race briefing will start 15 minutes before each race.

Relay Teams:

Runners for the second and third leg of the ¾ Marathon relay will assemble at the start finish line  @9.40 and will travel by bus to the transition points.


Pacemakers will be available on the day to aid inexperienced participants.

Pacers will be running at approximately 105% of the 3.00, 3.30, 4.00 Hour MARATHON Pace. Pacers will be pacing 5% slower than your marathon pace to make sure you don’t empty the tank on this event if you are using it as preparation race for the Dublin City Marathon.

Pacing will be based on the following:

  • 3:00 Marathon Pace Group
    • Planned 2:22 for 3/4 Marathon = approx. 4′ 28″ /km = approx. 7′ 13″ /mile
  • 3:30 Marathon Pace Group
    • Planned 2:45 for 3/4 Marathon = approx. 5′ 13″ /km = approx. 8′ 24″ /mile
  • 4:00 Marathon Pace Group
    • Planned 3:10 for 3/4 Marathon = approx. 6′ /km = approx. 9′ 40″ /mile

Changing Facilities:

There are ladies and gents changing rooms with showers and toilets in the nearby Swinford and GAA  Club F12 V213 and Swinford Amenity Park F12 H593

Bags can be left in dressing rooms or registration hall at HQ at owners own risk. Stewards will be on  duty all day but will not be responsible for valuables left unattended.

Race Refreshments:

There will be 9 stations on the 3/4 Marathon route @ approximately 3k intervals.

Station 1 @ 2.5k  Station 2 @ 5.8k  Station 3 @ 10.5k  Station 4 @ 13.9k  Station 5 @ 17.8k

Station 6 @ 19.3k  Station 7@ 22.8k  Station 8 @25.8k  Station 9 @ 29k

1 station on the 5k route @ 2.5k.

Post Race

Sandwiches, buns, cakes, scones, biscuits and tea and coffee. These refreshments will be provided in the Community Centre after the race.

Race Results:

The results should be available immediately upon completion from My Run Results.


3/4 Marathon 

  • Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd female and male.
  • 1st placed female and male for 40-49, 50-59 and 60+ category
  • 1st placed female and male u20
  • 1st placed relay team.
  • 1st team of 4 (From a club or organisation)


  • Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd female and male.
  • 1st placed female and male u18
  • 1st team of 4 (From a club or organisation)


For more information or to register, click HERE.

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