A must do event for ultra running enthusiasts, this is 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 course profiles can be found here and a more detailed third party course map can be found here.
Ultra Marathon participants must attend a pre-race briefing at 8:15am on the grounds of Peacocke’s Hotel, Maam Cross on race morning.
You can place items 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 are 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 a bag and bring this bag to the designated baggage area outside Peacockes Hotel on your way to the bus to the race start. Further details will be given at the race briefing.
Buses leave for the race start at 8:40am.