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UPDATE 06/10: Event goes Virtual

Dear Participant,

Following yesterday evening’s announcement by the Government on a nationwide move to Level 3 Covid restrictions, we have taken the difficult decision to move the Join Our Boys Marathon / Run to a virtual event.

We were getting very excited about the event in Athy on 25th October, and were busy finalising plans for the day.  We are very disappointed, therefore, not to be able to welcome you to Athy for what would have been a super day.

We make the decision to move a virtual event in the interest of public health and in line with Level 3 Covid restrictions.

If you wish to avail of a refund, you have the opportunity to do so by contacting (put JOIN OUR BOYS REFUND in the subject) no later than 10th Oct. Given the great cause, however, we really hope as many people as possible will join us virtually.  All entries will automatically switch to the virtual event from 10th Oct onwards.

T-shirts/Singlets and medals for all virtual participants will be sent via post to the address you provided at registration.

Thank you once again for supporting our fundraiser.  We hope 2021 will bring

some more normality to our running life and look forward to seeing some pictures and results from your virtual run.

Kindest Regards,

PopUpRaces / Athy Triathlon Club


UPDATE 28/9: Event now fully sold out.

Please check the FAQ tab for further information on the event


Athy Triathlon Club are delighted to host this years “Join Our Boys” event, raising vital funds for the Join our Boys Trust.

The event will take place on a looped course, so even if a marathon is not on your wish list, you can sign up and run whatever distance you feel comfortable doing, all in support of the Join Our Boys Trust 


This Year, we have teamed up with Run for Archie, who will also be hosing a marathon at the end of September. So if you fancy a second marathon, you can get a discounted bundle entry HERE


Entry includes a bespoke medal, premium tech tee and race pack postage.

Further details to follow

Dear Participant,

Thank you for signing up for our Join Our Boys Marathon hosted by Athy Triathlon Club on 25th Oct.  We are busy making plans to ensure a fun and safe event for everyone and confirm that the event is now sold out ☺
Our base for the event will be Athy GAA Club and here are some details of our planned course, which involves an out + back loop along the N78 ("new link road") from Athy..
Check out this link for a video of the course VIDEO LINK

In order to ensure our event is socially discanced we will have a rolling start arrangement.  We ask each participant to select their own start time (within a window) based on their expected running time, for their respective distance.  Please see the details below:

Self Selected Start Time for each distance
Marathon:  Pick your own start time between 08:30 and 10:30 with a view to finishing approx. between 13:30 and 14:00
Half Marathon:  Pick your own start time between 10:00 and 11:00 with a view to finishing approx. between 12:30 and 13:00
10k:  Pick your own start time between 11:00 and 11:30 with a view to finishing approx. between 12:00 and 12:30
5k:  Pick your own start time between 11:30 and 12:00 with a view to finishing approx. between 12:00 and 12:30
Any other distance Pick your own start time largely aligned with the closest distance above.  Please target a finish time not later than 14:00
We look forward to seeing you in Athy on 25th Oct ☺
PopUpRaces / ATC Triathlon Club