Start Times and Cut off Times

50km 8:00am
10K 9.00am
Full Marathon 9:15am
Half Marathon 10.00am

Cut off Times:

100km 15 hours
50km 8 hours
Full Marathon 7 hours
Half Marathon n/a

100Km runners need to have a crew to support them after 8pm and are allowed to be supported by a runner or cyclist for the remaining time of the event. The crew are also to have a mobile phone and be contactable at all times.

The Race Director will wait for all participants to finish their event until the official cut off times with their finisher medals & refreshments.

Coillte Fee

We would like to thank Coillte for allowing us to stage this event within Portumna Forest Park. Every year to date the event paid Coillte an agreed fee of €1,000 for the use of the park. Coillte have increased this fee to €2,500 for the 2020 event. This effectively would make the event unviable. However the organisers have reluctantly deciced to pass on the €1,500 balance (€2.20 per entry) to participants as an extra Coillte Fee rather than cancel the event altogether. We hope you understand and if you need any further clarification on this please contact us on or indeed if you with to contact Coillte directly on this issue we would be greatful of your support. All we wish to do is promote running in a beautiful state owned forest.

Is the Forest Marathon Walker & Wheelchair friendly?

We welcome walkers & wheelchairs or anybody who wishes to take part but limited to over 18 years old only. You do need to make sure if you have special requirements that someone looks after you or that you are self-sufficient. Please make sure you bring spare equipment if needed, such as spare tyres, plasters etc. The quality of the road is not guaranteed to be smooth and is under Coillte & OPW authority, not the event organiser.

Pacing devices and Personal Music Players

For safety reasons, we do not recommend the use of music players with earphones. The main reason is simply to avoid any accident such as runners or wheelchairs coming from behind, along with marshals trying to guide you toward the right direction or warn you of any immediate danger. Use of music equipment can distract runners attention to the running event.

Use of GPS, a heart rate monitor, stopwatch to monitor your progress are allowed.

Pacing, i.e. the ‘step making’ and the accompaniment of participants by any athlete not in the same event is strictly forbidden.

Where can I find the results?

Click here to go to our Results page.

If you are unable to locate your time, it means the timing company has not released them yet so please be patient! Please bear in mind that the last runners will finish at 10pm & it will only be after this that the results will be compiled. Results will be posted on our website within 7 days of the events due to the complexity of the events. We do not guarantee the timing company will send you a text result.


Anybody is welcome to support and encourage runners and we thank you for it. Some erect small gazebos or tents for their own comfort and this is welcomed within certain areas. Overnight camping is not allowed. Spectators need to avoid being on the route of the race where participants are running. This is for safety reasons.

Please be safe and if you wish to help and volunteer on the day, let us know and email us at

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