General Information

Information on the event:

  • The Grand Canal Walk will take place in Tullamore on Saturday the 26th of October.
  • The walk/run will begin and finish at O’Connor park in Tullamore with the route heading along the east of the canal.  
  • Due to a high level of demand registration will now begin at 7.30 am and will continue until 11 am from which participants can begin their walk/run once they have registered.
  • Any walkers/runners that have registered online must still come to O’Connor park before they begin their walk/run.
  • You can also register on the day with the charge for adults €25, children from the age of 10-18 is €5 and children under the age of 10 go free of charge.
  • The route will be sign posted with stewards present and each kilometre point will also be marked.
  • The walk/run will be completed via a loop i.e if a walker/runner wants to do the 25 km walk/run you will go out east 12.5 km and then turn around a return back 12.5 km to O’Connor park and the same principle applies to whatever distance each individual walker/runner wants to do.
  • There will be food and refreshments available in O’Connor park on completion of the walk/run.

Three Distance Categories:
5k • 10k • 25k

Start & Finish at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park, Tullamore

Walk Registration - Entry Fee €25

  • All Walkers will receive a Welcome Pack on the day,
  • All Walkers will be listed on the Grand Canal Walk website.
  • Invite friends and family to sponsor you with our ‘Sponsor Me’ link on our website & Facebook.
  • Free Food, refreshments, and entertainment at finish.

Get your Free T-shirt – Raise over €75
If you raise €75 (€25 registration + €50 sponsorship) you will receive

  • A Grand Canal Walk t-shirt

Enter our Grand Holiday Draw – Raise over €100
If you raise €100 or more you will receive:

  • All of the above
  • Your name on the wall of sponsors at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park
  •  Entry to our Grand Holiday Draw - (1 entry per €100 raised)
  • 1st prize - €1000 holiday (or cash equivalent)
  • 2nd prize - €500 holiday (or cash equivalent).