Race Details & Rules
10am start on 27th September 2009
New for 2009
There are no late entry fees except on race day. This is to encourage people to sign up online before race day. Also please be aware that race day entries are not guaranteed a t-shirt, we will probably have enough but it will be first come first serve!
1) 13.1 miles / 21 km - Mooathon
2) Full 26.2 Moo - New for 2009
3) Relay Moo for the full 26.2 miles - 13.1 miles each - New for 2009
Walkers / Runners
Walkers are welcome in the 13.1 miles but for the 26.2 miles and for the relay only runners will be allowed. For the full 26.2 Moo, there is a cut-off time of 6 hours.
Starting in Kilmacrenan town, just outside Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland, the route will be along the Lough Salt road to Downings. The finish will be in Downings just before the beach. A map and more details are on the picture gallery page.
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Official Race Hotel:
The Ramada Encore Hotel will be the official Race Hotel this year located on Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Donegal.
Contact details are below and make sure to mention the Mooathon for a special discount on rooms.
Room rate: 55 includes B&B
Pasta Dinner on the Saturday night is also available to all entrants of the Mooathon.
Room rate: 65 includes B&B and Pasta Dinner.
The Race expo & race packet pick-up will be at the hotel from 12 - 6pm on Saturday the 26th.
(Check their website for photos and maps etc)
A special thank you to the Ramada Encore Hotel for sponsoring the race as well and covering the insurance costs.
Bus transport on race day is included in your entry fee.
Optional bus transport available to the start line from the official hotel in Letterkenny in the morning and also all afternoon from the finish line back to the start line if that's where you've parked. The bus will collect people in the morning from outside the offcial race hotel: The Ramada Encore Hotel and drop them back there in the afternoon.
There is over €1,000 worth of prizes.
All Finishers will get a special finishers medal that has actual horns!
There are also prizes for 2nd and 3rd, for best fancy dress and for the fastest Corporate and Club Teams.
There will also be someone running from the event team dressed as a farmer, probably Sean, and any cow that beats the farmer will be put into a raffle for a prize - truly making this a race to the finish line!
All entrants MUST wear black and white clothing on race day. Anyone at the starting line who is not wearing black and white may be disqualified at the discretion of the Race Director. Other acceptable apparel includes horns, bells, black & white body paint and cow suits of any colour. Mooooo
Any unsportsmanlike conduct will be dealt with by immediate disqualification.
Any littering along the course outside of the Milking station zones will mean disqualification - we hate litterbugs!
All cows must stay on the left side of the road and let faster cows past on the right. Anyone consistently getting in the way of cows behind them will be beaten!
As a general principal we hate rules and being told what to do, but we want to have a safe and enjoyable event so the rules above must be abided by all entrants.
Race Packet pick-up:
Race packet pick up will be on Saturday the 26th at the Ramada Inn, in the town of Leterrkenny from 12pm - 6pm.
This includes - Race t-shirt, race number, and goody bag. We will also have sports equipment and apparel etc for sale as well.
Entrants can also register and collect their numbers on race day in Kilmacrenan if necessary from 9am - 9.45am.
We've experimented with a number of milking station setups but there will be at least 3 manned milking stations along the course and one at the finish line. Sports drinks will be available as well as some basic first aid and radios/phones for calling for help.
We will have a team challenge whereby the fastest 3 people in each division will have their times averaged.
Fastest teams will win a Trophy
Corporate (Company vs Company)
Accomodation in the Area:
Local barns and fields with nice green grass can be found here:
Travelling to Donegal:
Travelling from the UK?
Derry airport and Donegal airport are closest to the race start.
Participants must be 15 or older on race day and only people 18 and older may apply for the training programs.