Clare Burren Marathon Challenge

Date: 25/05/2019

The 2019 Clare Burren Marathon Challenge takes place on Sat. 25 May 2019. The event offers a full marathon, a half marathon and a 10km mini-marathon along the Wild Atlantic Way in The Heart of The Burren.

The Clare Burren Marathon Challenge is an event for everyone from the seriously competitive hill runner to the wheelchair user – and everyone in between, thanks to the various distances and the mixed terrain that they take place on.

Both the marathon (26.2 miles) and half marathon (13.1 miles) courses will take place on a combination of road, green road (you know those lovely traffic-free ones with grass growing up the middle and lined with stone walls!), and off-road trail. The mini marathon (6 miles) will take place on green roads, so it is suitable for wheelchair users or those pushing buggies.

The routes for the Clare Burren Marathon Challenge run through the stunning Burren National Park in Co Clare. On the day, landowners give permission for participants to visit places that are not always accessible. The month of May is the best time to see the routes carpeted with orchids and gentians as you travel through the simply amazing landscape.

While the Clare Burren Marathon can be a tough and challenging event, the stunning Wild Atlantic Way scenery will more than make up for the hardship. All of the routes begin and end by the pier in the lovely little Co Clare village of Ballyvaughan.

Organised by Ballyvaughan Fanore Walking Club, this event follows the Leave No Trace Policy. 


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