A must do event for ultra running enthusiasts, this is 39.3 miles of pure unspoiled beauty and enduring terrain. 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.

The profile for the ultra course can be found here. The new route (introduced for the 2023 race) takes out a 10 mile section on the N59 road, which is replaced by an out and back section to Rosroe Pier with the most breathtaking scenery along the way. There is also a new very challenging hilly section, but what goes up must come down!

Race Schedule

Ultra Marathon participants must attend a pre-race briefing at 8:00am on the mart grounds at Peacocke’s Hotel, Maam Cross on race morning. This is the finish area. Race buses will pull into the grounds and participants will have the opportunity to use the portaloos, organise their on course nutrition, drop their post-race bag, etc. and then get back on the buses for the drive to the new start line at Recess.

Please use the portaloos (toilets) at the finish area before getting back on the buses to the race start.

Buses leave the grounds of Peacockes for the race start at 8:20am sharp for a 9:00am start.

Ultra Aid Stations

You can place items of your choice (drinks, nutrition, etc.) at any three of six Ultra Aid Stations (marked 4 to 9 on the map below). Small bags of items are accepted. Mark your own item to make it easily identifiable. These items are placed in the drop boxes at the pre-race briefing. The drop boxes are then brought out on the course and are available at miles 12, 15.5, 18.5, 22, 26, 29, 32 and 35.

Ultras will pass a water station 12 times. There are 10 stations but you will pass two of them twice (stations 4 and 5 in the map below).

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.