The 18th running of Longford Marathon Sunday 19th August 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the relay work ?
Our Marathon Relay allows a team of 4 people to cover the marathon distance in 4 stages. Stage 1 is Longford to Tarmonbarry which is approximately 7 miles, Stage 2 is Tarmonbarry to Rooskey, again approximately 7 miles, Stage 3 is Rooskey to Newtownforbes, also about 7 miles and the final stage is from Newtownforbes back to the finish line in Longford approx 5 miles.
We have buses scheduled to bring the participants to and from the various changeover points, but if you prefer to get a friend to drop you to / collect you from the changeover points then that is fine too.
Each member of the team will get a goody bag, T-Shirt and a finishers medal.
Are there showers available after the race ?
Yes, our good friends in the Longford Arms Hotel have offered the use of the showers and changing facilities in the Leisure Center at the Longford Arms Hotel for all the finishers in the race. Just bring your race number as well as a towel, shampoo etc with you and they'll look after you.
Do you have a bag drop facility ?
Yes, you can drop a bag at our bag drop facility in the Ballroom at the Longford Arms Hotel on the morning of the race. You''ll receive a ticket which you must produce when collecting your bag. Note : we do not accept responsibility for lost bags, so don't leave valuables in the bag you drop.
Where does the race start and finish ?
The Start and Finish of all our events, 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon is on the Main Street of Longford Town outside the Longford Arms Hotel.
What time does the race start.
The scheduled start times are as follows:
8.00am - the participants who intend to walk the Marathon and the participants in the 39.3 mile ultra marathon will start.
10.00am - all other participants in the Marathon, the Half Marathon and the Marathon Relay will start.
10.05am - the participants in the Streets of Longford 5K will start.