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Achill Back to Back Marathon (August)
Achill Island, Connacht, Ireland
24 Aug, 2019 (Sat)
Event size: 1000 - 4999 participants
21.097 km, 39.3 mi, 41.195 km, 42.195 km, 78.6 mi, 84 km
About the event
Achills rugged coastline & wide open bays will create a spectacular backdrop for this unique event.Runners will start by crossing over the Michael Davitt bridge onto the Island. They will then pass through Achill Sound before following the quiet, lonely road through the villages of Shraheens, Derreens and Cloghmore. On this stretch of road you will pass the ancient church and graveyard at Kildavnet & the remains of the 16th century Irish tower house that was once used by the legendary pirate queen Granuaile. The road continues on to the spectacular 'Atlantic Drive', overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg. Listen to the waves crashing on the rocks below as you witness some of the most stunning coastline this beautiful Island has to offer. This is a challenging route with plenty of elevation gain. Don't be put off - most will agree the scenery is equally as breathtaking as the climb...