This unique run travels around the spectacular Dingle Marathon. You will pass much beautiful scenery, idyllic villages and historical sites.
The half marathon heads off in the direction of Ventry to Slea head and finishes in Dunquin. It is a challenging half marathon with a lot of hills and twists and turns. The scenery is truly breath taking with magnificent views of the Blasket islands. The finish in Dunquin is provided with refreshments and a bus service is laid on to take you back to Dingle for the celebrations.
For Further Details: www.dinglemarathon.ie
The full marathon has all the half has to offer but much more. After continuing on from Dunquin, the spectacular scenery continues to keep the spirit alive. Once you are through the beautiful village of Ballyferiter, your journey continues on with some very special views of Murreagh. An extremely tough part of the course lies ahead, with a number of gruelling up hills. Once you have conquered this section, you will be at a point where you can see over the entire landscape, the finish line is in the distance with a long straight home. The full marathon is a tough run, it has a lot of challenging sections. It is however a hugely rewarding achievement.
The full marathon travels 26.2 miles around the spectacular Dingle peninsula. It is an extremely challenging run and is not to be under estimated. There are a number of challenging up hill sections which will test even the hardest of runners. Study the course elevation below and be prepared for this.
Regular water stations and medical stations are provided along the way, stay hydrated.
The half marathon is exactly 13.1 miles and has some interesting little ups and downs.The half marathon takes in the best of what Dingle has to offer. As you travel past Ventry and beyond, you will encounter some breath taking views. It would not be considered an extremely tough run (as opposed to the full) but is challenging none the less. The race finishes up in Dunquin where refreshments are available, buses are then provided for your return.
*Both the full and half marathon start at 9AM from Dingle town.
*The half marathon finishes near Dunquin where provisions are made available and then buses are provided for the return in to Dingle town.
*The full marathon does a full loop of the peninsula, finishing in Dingle Town
*The cost of the full and half is is €60 before July 1st and €70 after this.
*A runners pack with your number, information and chip will be sent to your address after registration.
*The course is Athletics Association of Ireland certified.
*All times are recorded digitally and will be available on the web site after the run is complete.
*The course is measured in miles.
*Water stations are placed every 3 miles along the way.
*Portaloos will also be placed along the route.
*The HSE and Civil Defence will have First Aid personnel strategically positioned in and around the route to assist any runners and also to ensure no disruption to normal day to day services.
*All finishers will be presented with a medal and goody bag.
*Please note, road closure is in place for this event but please note cut off times are in place and the roads will reopen once these are reached.
*NB please respect the environment you are in and be mindful of the local culture and community in which you are in. Without the help of the people of the Dingle, this unique event would not be possible.