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Inis Iron Meáin The Original Island Road Race


Inis Iron Meáin 2019 will take place in the beautiful surrounds of Inis Meáin on the Aran Islands on March 9th.

Inis Iron Meáin is the original Island road race which continues to impress runners year after year. Now in its 16th year the event has been a great success for the local community and for Coláiste Naomh Eoin, the Island’s secondary school, one of Ireland’s most successful small schools.  This event is key to ensuring that the school continues to thrive ensuring the viability of this Atlantic gem.

The course is an exceptionally scenic one with a choice between a 5km, 10km or 12km route which includes a spectacular beach run along Ceann Gainimh. All races start at 12.30pm and the island can be accessed via island ferries from Rossaveal or by plane with Aer Árann.

School principal and event organiser Máiréad Ní Fhátharta said, “We are really looking forward to the 16th Inis Iron Meáin event. It’s always a great day. This year is extra special as we bring the 20×20 campaign to Inis Meáin. We look forward to the challenge of increasing female participation in the event. The event also acts as a celebration of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019. We welcome everyone to use their “cúpla focal” on the day.”

Registration is now open HERE

For a road race like no other experience the beautiful Inis Meáin while beating your personal best in the 12k or taking part in a very memorable 5k !

All online entrants receive a goody pack which includes an exclusive knitwear from Cniotáil Inis Meáin Teo and our annual Inis Iron Meáin T-Shirt as well as lots of other treats!