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Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon
Jul 14, '19 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm€40
Donegal Wild Atlantic half and full marathon takes place in Killybegs along the stunning South West coast. The course consists of a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Full Marathon (26.2 miles) and runs entirely along the Wild Atlantic Way. Runners and walkers will enjoy spectacular scenery and all finish together in Glencolmcille folk Village. The full marathon starts in the picturesque town of Killybegs, Ireland’s premier fishing port. The course follows the coast to the village of Kilcar with breathtaking scenery. The course proceeds to the village of Carrick along the coast road. 1 mile outside Carrick the course joins with the half marathon course and proceeds toward Glencolmcille via Malin More and Malin Beag.
Full Marathon The Marathon course proceeds westwards out of Killybegs towards Fintra. Spectacular views of Fintra bay greets the runners as they continue to the coast road passing Shawly point. This first section of coast road has some challenging hills but the scenery at Muckross will make it worthwhile. After Muckross head the course arrives in Kilcar. The course continues on the coast road to Carrick with great views of Teelin across the bay which is the gateway to Sliabh liag, some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs.
The road climbs out of Carrick passing the half marathon start. The marathon course is challenging with some of the best scenery anywhere in Ireland. Half Marathon The Half Marathon starts 1 mile on the Glen side of Carrick. It turns at Meenavean through wild open countryside, passing lough Auva. A long descent into Malin More with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
A stunning run up the coastline to the turning point at Silver Strand beach which is often voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From here the course follows the Atlantic all the way to the finish at the Glencolmcille Folk Village. All finishers will enjoy refreshments and celebrations together and one of the best post race parties of any event.