Achill International Marathons Back to Back

Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 8:30am
Sunday, 28 August 2016 - 8:30am
Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 8:30am
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Donna Mc Loughlin
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Road Race

This is a fully measured and AAI approved route. Challenge yourself in 2017 with a ‘back to back’ event Saturday and Sunday. Choose a double Half, Full or Ultra. The distances can also be mixed on either day. The 13.1 mile loop will begin at Micky Lavelle's Seaside House Dooega, Participants will begin by running an out and back along the quiet, lonely Dooega road. Participants will continue, along the renowned Wild Atlantic Way'. . On this stretch, runners will pass Kildavnet and the 16th century Tower that was once occupied by the ‘notorious’ Pirate Queen Grace O’ Malley. The myriad islands of Clew bay, Clare Island and the dramatic coastline of Achill, including Croaghaun, (Europe’s highest cliffs) all combine to take one’s mind off the lung-busting climbs. Below, the thundering Atlantic will inspire you up the hills along the rugged ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. There is plenty of elevation gain on this course This is a unique road race with plenty of interaction and adrenaline-fuelled camaraderie. At the top of the Atlantic Drive, runners will descend the ‘corkscrew’ overlooking Ashleam Bay. Full marathon runners will run this loop twice to make a distance of 26.2 miles. The Ultra Marathoners will face the scenery for a third loop! Back to back athletes will enjoy this loop in reverse mode the following day! This event is in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

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