Routes

Unlike road races, participants will be running through the wild terrain of the Wicklow Mountains.  It will be challenging, but we promise amazing scenery along the way.

Both routes will be on very mixed ground, some forest track, some road and a lot of small rough mountain trails. It will be marked by finger boards, flags and existing signs.

Course information for the two different races are shown below. Please click on the maps for a larger image.

Half Marathon

It’s important to note that the 21km Half Marathon route is for experienced trail runners only. If you are new to trail running or have limited experience, the 10km is recommended. If you require coaching in trail running please email info@adventure.ie for details of instructors.

From the starting line a nice warm up climb brings us on to a descent to where we pick up the Saint Kevin’s Way. This is the start of a long climb along forest footpaths to the highest point of the route: the Wicklow Gap. From here we follow old mining tracks and a short section of road to reach the valley floor at Glendalough. This gives us some respite before the famous sting in the tail as we tackle the tough climb through the forests on Brockagh Mountain. A gentle trail then leads us to the finish line.

Distance/Elevation
21km: 600m climb

Both routes will be on very mixed ground, some forest track, some road and a lot of small rough mountain trails. It will be marked by finger boards, flags and existing signs.

Half Marathon Route

10km

A beautiful route and a great introduction to trail running, our 10km route starts near the Brockagh Centre and follows part of the Wicklow Way. A tough climb but short climb, brings you to the top of Padock Hill with specular views over the Wicklow Mountains. We follow the mountain trail as it starts its decent towards the water station. As we leave the open mountain we enter the forest along a steep trail before the final, relatively flat, kilometre to the finish line.

Distance/Elevation
10km: 440m climb

10km Route