FAQ - Killary Gaelforce
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30 January 2019

What does the entry fee include?

  • Event merchandise
  • Finishers medal
  • A fully marked route
  • Full safety cover
  • One-off access to this stunning route
  • Use of electronic timing devises
  • Post-event food


30 January 2019

What are the locations of registration, the start line and finish line?

Registration will be postal. Start and Finish line are located at Killary Adventure Centre, Leenane, Co Galway H91 PY61

30 January 2019

Do I need to be able to navigate to enter the Gaelforce Sky Run?

No, you do not need to be able to navigate as there will be markings to follow, however please read our Entry Requirements for each of the events before entering

17 April 2019

What facilities are at the finish line?

Finish line food will be provided – including, water, fruit, tea & coffee. 

7 November 2019

What distance should I choose - 22km, 13km or 12km

There are 3 routes - each offering a totally different challenge. We have broken it down to help you make your choice. 

22KM EXPERT: This offers a serious challenge and should be undertaken by EXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN RUNNERS ONLY. Have a good read of the Entry Requirements here for more information

13KM INTERMEDIATE: Though only 1km longer than the introductory do not be fooled by the challenge here. You will experience some tough and daunting climbs along with some very technical descents. This race is suitable for EXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN/TRAIL RUNNERS looking for a good test early in the season. 

12KM INTRODUCTORY: This course consists of trails and hill (but only 1) and as such is the perfect introduction to mountain running. All the exhilaration of the mountain to whet your appetite then back to the more familiar trails. IF YOU CAN RUN 10KM you should definitely give this a go. 

30 January 2019

Will there be accommodation and dining options available in the area?

As it is early in the tourist season many accommodation providers and restaurants will not yet be open in the local areas. If you are traveling a long distance or arriving late you may need to eat along the way. 

Excellent accommodation packages are available at Killary Adventure Centre should you choose to stay here. You may book this when signing up for the event. Other options are available below in the accommodation section

30 January 2019

Will there be showering and changing facilities available at the finish line?

Changing rooms with limited shower facilities will be available at the finish line at Killary Adventure Centre

30 January 2019

How does the points system work for the UTMB?

You get 1 UTMB point for completing the 22KM Expert Event (provided the full route takes place)

If you collect 12 UTMB points you can enter the lottery to enter UTMB. You must also set up an ITRA account to register your points

More details are available HERE

7 June 2019

What is the Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND series?

Gaelforce SKY RUN has joined the Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND series.

The Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND series is combined of eight races in 2020, of which the Gaelforce Sky Run will be the first. To be the best-of-the-best, runners must take part in at least four races. Points are awarded based on results and the male and female runner with the most points will be crowned as the Skyrunner ® UK & IRELAND male and female champion of 2020. 

NOTE: Only the 22km Expert course is part of the series. 

More details on the SKYRUNNER UK & IRELAND series here 


22 November 2019

What happens if I cancel my event entry?

All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, this includes transfers to other years, events or people. Please do make sure that you can commit to both the event and the training before you enter one of our events.

22 November 2019

Can I change my wave or distance?

We cannot facilitate any wave or distance changes after you have entered an event. Please be sure to sign up for your prefered wave and distance when entering an event. If you preferred wave or distance is not listed online, it is sold-out and we cannot add anyone to sold-out waves or distances.

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