Conamara 10K Race & Festival

  • Posted on: 24 September 2014
  • By: JoanneOB

The Conamara 10k promises to be one of the most scenic road races in Ireland, starting in Carna village, crossing the islands of Roisín an Chaladh and Muighnis, before reaching the turnaround point at Muighnis graveyard and heading back to Carna.

As well as being a stunningly beautiful route, the coastal run is flat and ideal for PBs. The race, organised by the Conamara club, TríSpórt, will be chip-timed and refreshments will be provided afterwards in Carna Bay Hotel.

The Conamara 10k will be open to runners, joggers and walkers. There will also be a number of fun runs for children.

Online registration is available here and will close on Friday 10th October. It will be possible to register on the day for €25.

Race pack collection will be available at Carna Bay Hotel in Carna on race day, from 1pm. The race pack will include:
10k Chonamara t shirt
Race number and safety pins
Timing chip

Bottled water will be available on the course.

For more information go to HERE

Following the 10k Chonamara award ceremony, a lively Gaeltacht cultural session will be held at the hotel, with music, sean-nós dancing and sean-nós singing.
The night will finish with a lively traditional Irish music session.Room rates are available at

CONAMARA 10K Festival Programme

11th October

1pm Registration and Signing On for 10k Chonamara & Kid’s Fun @ Carna Bay Hotel

3pm 250m Dash for 3-5 Year Olds, from Carna Church to Carna Bay Hotel

3:15pm 500m Dash for 5-8 Year Olds, from Carna Bay Hotel to Carna Church and back

3:15pm 1km Fun Run for 8-15 Year Olds, from Carna Bay Hotel to Carna Caiseal GAA Pitch and back

4pm 10k Chonamara, starting at Carna Bay Hotel

One of the most scenic races in Ireland! Irish distance running legend, Catherina McKiernan, will be our special guest race starter

5pm After-race Refreshments

6pm Awards Ceremony

7pm Conamara Cultural Night with the Hernon Family @ Carna Bay Hotel

Featuring live music, sean-nós dancing and sean-nós singing

9pm Traditional Irish Music Session @ Carna Bay Hotel