Gaelforce West Covid 19 UPDATE - Killary Gaelforce
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Gaelforce West Covid 19 UPDATE

This is a working document, please check again coming closer to the event. Last updated: 27/07/2020

To ensure competitor and marshal safety we will be making the following changes:

  • Our event day registration will now all be postal.

    • We will send out your race number on Thursday, the 27th of August 2020. Please make sure that you gave us the right address by checking your confirmation email. Any changes after 17:00 on Monday the 24th of August 2020 won’t be registered.

  • All transition areas will be supplied with hand sanitizing stations.

  • All volunteers and marshals will be wearing face masks.

  • Bus transfer to the start line with no more than 26 people, disposable masks must be worn.

  • Starts off 50 runners at a time with 15 min intervals, this will ensure that 2 metre of social distancing is possible.

  • Competitors will only be able to overtake if 2 metre Social Distancing is possible.

  • No dibbing, mats instead.

  • Kayaks and paddles sprayed between each competitor. No buoyancy aids. Tow floats with plastic clasp worn around waist sprayed between each competitor.

  • No finish line, just finish mat and collection point of finishers pack (T-shirt, medal, snack, refreshments…) 

  • No loitering, competitors must return to their car immediately after they got their finishers pack.

  • We are very sorry but strictly no spectators are allowed and the finishers area has to be in constant motion.

  • However please note that all competitors must take personal responsibility for their safety and the safety of other.

    • Anyone symptomatic must not attend the event.

    • Hand washing and social distancing must be practiced and maintained by all at all times.


We are working on further details for all procedures and procedures not listed yet and will be putting these online as and when we have them.


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