Next year’s Inis Iron Meáin will take place on Saturday the 29th April 2023.
A very special míle buíochas to all you travelled in such huge numbers to support us on our special day. We were overwhelmed with the thanks, appreciation and good wishes that were extended to us and we hope to see you back again in the not too distant future.
Please access race results and times under Race Results.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Inis Meáin Knitting Company for once again sponsoring the fabulous woolen hats included in your goodie bags and for sponsoring the main winners vouchers. Also to Siopa Ruaidhrí Beag for sponsoring the energy drinks and bars and Clada Minerals for sponsoring the water.
I think we can all agree that Patrick and his team at Connemara Catering did a fantastic job under serious pressure to feed everyone with their delicious burgers and deserts. Likewise, Anne and Stella who managed the welcoming tea and coffee station and all the locals who helped with water stations, course marking, cleaning, accommodation, and to all those who put their shoulder to the wheel in a showcase of the finest of Inis Meáin community spirit.
Lastly, we would like to thank Aran Island Ferries, Doolin Ferries and Art Arann for getting everybody to and from the island in a safe an efficient manner.
Inis Iron Meáin is the original Island road race which continues to impress runners year after year! This event has been so successful for the past 15 years that it has inspired many other communities to stage similar events. ‘Lá an 10K’ is a major social event for Inis Meáin, that sees the return of many familiar faces year after year.
Coláiste Naomh Eoin, the Island’s secondary school, is one of Ireland’s most successful small schools and this event is key to ensuring that the school continues to thrive thus ensuring the viability of this Atlantic gem. The course is exceptionally scenic with a choice between a 5km or 10km road race or a more difficult 12km route which includes a spectacular beach run along Ceann Gainimh. Our 5K category was added to cater for both novice and senior interests.
All online entrants receive a goody pack which includes:
- Race Number and Timing Chip
- Exclusive knitwear from Inis Meáin Knitting Company (www.inismeain.ie)
- Inis Iron Meáin T-Shirt
- Energy drink & energy bar
- Map of island course
Next year’s Inis Iron Meáin will take place on Saturday the 29th of April 2023.
THERE ARE 3 RACE CATEGORIES AS FOLLOWS:
- 5K ROAD RACE
- CÚRSA CRUA – 10K ROAD RACE
- CÚRSA FÍOR CHRUA – 12K ROAD & BEACH RACE
IF YOU WISH TO AMEND THE RACE CATEGORY YOU SELECTED, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU DO SO VIA EMAIL BEFORE FRIDAY THE 22ND OF APRIL 2023 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
€50 STANDARD RATE
€20 SECONDARY SCHOOL AGE RATE
€10 CHILDREN UNDER 12
€40 SPECIAL RATE FOR ISLANDERS. (Goodie Bag guaranteed for pre-reg only).
An ‘islander’ is deemed as: anyone living or from Inis Meáin, anyone whose parent(s) are from Inis Meáin and anyone married to a person from Inis Meáin. In the interest of fair play to everybody, person(s) who do not meet this criteria will not be eligible for the special island rate.
Please be advised that due to a limited supply, goody bags are only guaranteed to those who register in good time . Please register early to avoid disappointment. Anyone who does not have access to the online entry system can contact the school at 099 73991 and we will complete the registration on your behalf.
ALL ENTREES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE / NON-TRANSFERABLE.
However, you may defer your entry until the following year if for some reason you cannot attend the current year’s event.