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The Connemara International Marathon consists of a full day’s racing where participants will be running in either the full or half marathons or for the extremely fit there is the ultra marathon which is a gruelling 39.3 miles.
The full and half marathons are an official 26.2 miles and 13.1 miles respectively and competitors are set to take part to help in raising money for local charities and to go out to try to beat their own personal bests.
The ultra marathon is the only event of its kind to be held on-road in Ireland and much of the appeal for the long distance runners is the scenic countryside that makes up the routes. Runners will be winding through the roads past mountainsides, lakes and the green landscapes that Ireland is famous for.
The run is recognised as an international event and last year runners from 31 different countries took part. All of the available racing positions were sold out and the race on 10th April 2011 is the same with all of the allocated tickets taken up by the 3,300 runners due to attend. This large volume of visitors is going to fill Galway hotels as runners look to rest their legs after the lengthy day’s exercise.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “Runners and spectators will be filling up hotels so visitors should be sure to check availability and book online if heading to the district around the marathon date.”