VOTED ULTRA MARATHON OF THE YEAR – RUNNING IN IRELAND AWARDS
A must do event for ultra running enthusiasts. 39.3 miles of pure unspoiled beauty and enduring terrain, which connects up with the 26.2 mile Full marathon and the 13.1 mile Half marathon. We introduced the Ultra Marathon in 2004 which has proved an enormous success and has attracted a loyal following of long distance runners from across the world.
Ultra Marathon participants must attend a pre-race briefing. Ultra Marathon competitors meet at 8:15am in Peacocke’s Hotel, Maam Cross on race morning.
You can place an item of your choice at any three of the Ultra Aid Stations. Small bags of items are accepted. Mark your own item to make it easily identifiable. These items can be handed in at the pre-race briefing. The drop boxes are then positioned at miles 5, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, 29, 32, 35 and 37.
You can also place post-race items in your purple bag (supplied with your race number) and leave it at the race briefing. We will then transfer it to the finish area.
Buses leave for the race start at 8:40am.