The Maamturks Challenge Rules

  1. Participants shall present themselves at the start between 05:00 and 07:00.
  2. All participants should heed advice on Galway Mountain Rescue’s ‘Be Prepared’ page.
  3. Each participant is required to have warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, strong boots , a map (or maps) of the route, a compass and sufficient food (including emergency food such as glucose & chocolate) and water.
  4. Each participant, irrespective of whether they are a part of a group, are required to have their own maps and compass and/or GPS and must be proficient navigating in whitewash. Relying solely on GPS is not recommended due to the duration of the Challenge.
  5. Professional guiding of any type is not allowed on the event. All participants must be self-sufficient and be able to handle any Irish mountain weather conditions.
  6. The Walk Stewards reserve the right to refuse entry and shall not be obliged to give a reason for such refusal.
  7. Participants MUST follow the designated course, as per the Route page, and may only leave the walk at a checkpoint after informing a Walk Steward of their intention to do so.
  8. Participants MUST obey the directions of Stewards at all times. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the walk.
  9. Persons participating in the Challenge do so at their own risk, as per the ticket Disclaimer. The organisers shall not be responsible for any injury or damage to persons or property, no matter how caused.
  10. In the event of an accident, participants and stewards shall come under the direction of the Rescue Co­ordinator.
  11. There are no dogs (or animals of any kind) permitted on the walk route.
  12. Participants agree to follow the Leave No Trace principles & minimise their impact on the environment during the Challenge.
  13. All participants must be aged 16 or over and all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over for the duration of the Challenge.
  14. Under no circumstances should walk participants interfere in any way with any of the local farm animals.
  15. Participants should direct all correspondence to the provided email address for the event –