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Slievenamuck Marathon and Half Marathon, Sunday April 14th, 2019

This very successful walking Marathon and half Marathon, held annually on Palm Sunday since 2009, provides a unique opportunity to traverse the whole of this ancient Ridge over a distance of 42km. The figure of eight route is largely forest track, forming two loops, east and west, and taking in both the north and south sides of the ridge, with some gentle ascents of no more than 360m at the highest. Over recent years a number of runners have also taken part and anyone who wishes to run the route will be facilitated.

Preparation and training is essential in advance. It is also important that participants come with appropriate clothing and footwear for all weathers and have some nourishing snacks to sustain them.

The trail is well marked by black arrows on white discs.

There are three checkpoints which are:

1. Rock an Thorabh car park which is the start and finish point and also the half-way point for the full Marathon.

2. Bansha Woods at the most easterly end of the route.

3. Moor Abbey at the most westerly end of the route.

A medal and certificate will be presented to all who complete the event.

Full Marathon participants must check through the halfway point no later than 1:00 pm.

Sign-in begins at 8:00am and the Marathon and Half Marathon start together at 9:00am.

The cost to participate is 20 euro.