Details of the routes
Long Course (15km):
The 2023 long run route is approximately 15.1 km long over some superbly scenic forest trails in the Glendalough area.
You can find GPX of the full 15km course here.
Only ~500m of the race is on tarmac surface and there is approximately 600m of very mucky trail with tree branches to negotiate. Total elevation gain/loss of the 15.1km trail is ~450m.
Trail runners are highly recommended for this route and your runners will get wet and mucky for certain.
Short Course (8.5km):
We also have an alternative 8.5km route aimed at slower joggers and walkers which avoids the mucky section.
Link to the Short Course is on here.
There will still be a significant challenge with ~250+m of elevation gain on this route but regular running shoes should be ok for this route which is shown below:
Both courses will have the same start and finish sections.