Terms And Conditions

The Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon complies with Athletics Ireland rules:

  1. Runners in the Marathon must be at least 18 years old on the race day.
  2. Participants must begin the marathon during the official start and reach the cut off points at Sally Gap (halfway) at 12:10 am and Long Dan Bridge (35 km) at 2:20 pm
  3. Any participant unsure of their physical ability to take part in full marathon should take medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the event.
  4. No aids, such as roller-skates, baby joggers, in line blades, nordic sticks, cycles or other non-official wheeled vehicles are permitted on the course.
  5. No animals are permitted on the course.
  6. All participants must write their name and details of any health problems or medication on the reverse of the race number, which must be worn unfolded and should be visible throughout the race.
  7. The ‘Lap of the Gap’ marathon retains the right to refuse entry to anyone declaring false information on their entry form, not making the required payment, or otherwise failing to meet the stated entry requirements.
  8. All participants take part at their own risk and a disclaimer waiving all claims against the ‘Lap of the Gap’ Marathon and any party acting on its behalf must be completed by all entrants.
  9. Each participant MUST wear a race chip in order for them to receive a time.
  10. Course Record (CR) time if broken by more than one individual is awarded solely to the overall male/female winner.
  11. By taking part, all participants confirm that they are happy for their names and any footage or photographs taken during their participation in marathon to be used to publicise the marathon.
  12. All participants must acknowledge and agree that personal information (including medical information entered on my race number or collected by event medical staff during or after the Event) can be stored, used and disclosed by the ‘Lap of the Gap’ Marathon in connection with the organisation, promotion and administration of the Event and for the compilation of statistical information.
  13. If a participant becomes ill during or after the Event and/or receive medical attention or treatment either from event medical staff, St John Ambulance or any doctor or hospital, they must authorise such persons to provide details (including details of medical treatment) to the Safety Director of the ‘Lap of the Gap’ Marathon or others authorised by him.
  14. Marathon Officials reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, supplement or waive all of the Official Rules. Participants shall be bound by any modification or supplement of the Official Rules published prior to the Marathon.
  15. According to Athletics Ireland rules, any runners wearing devices requiring headphones will run the risk of disqualification. This is a safety issue as the race is run on open roads.

Failure to follow these Official Rules, as may be amended, will result in immediate disqualification, loss of prize money and ejection from the race course.