We have lots of really important information for participants of the Glendalough Trail Run below, such as how and where to check in on race day, starting times and the facilities available to you on the day.

If you need further clarity around anything to do with the specifics of the race event, please don’t hesitate to contact Rene at: glendaloughtrail@gmail.com. Further information on contacting us is available here.

*Please note that there will be no late or on the day entry.

Race Day Check-in

Race Start




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Glendalough Trail Run

Race Day Check-in

Race Day registration for all participants will begin at 9am at the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh Village (just up hill from McCoys shop/petrol pumps).

Slow joggers for the Long Course (15km), those realistically anticipating taking over two hours to complete the course and visually impaired athletes must register before 10am and be ready to leave the Brockagh Centre by 10.10am. There will be a race briefing at the start line for these participants who will then be transferred to the race start by our courtesy bus.

Registration for runners is open from 9am to 10.40am in The Brockagh Resource Centre.

Race briefing for the all other 15km runners will take place at 10.45am in the car park to the rear of the Glendalough Hotel (there are some toilets available here and at OPW  visitors centre next door). Participants will then walk the ~400m to the race start at 10.50am.

The Long Course (15km) race main field start is at 11.00am.

The Short Course (8.5km) event start for all participants will be at 11.30am with race briefing at rear of hotel at 11.15am.

On day sign on at Brockagh Resource Centre as shown on this map:

Race Briefing at rear of Glendalough Hotel & START 400m away.

Race Start

The race start is located approximately 600m from the main (OPW) car park at the lower lake.

For the Long Course (15km) there will be an early start for very slow joggers and visually impaired athletes only at 10.30am.

The race director reserves the right to limit availability of the early start to slower athletes only at his discretion as otherwise the results service is likely to be compromised.

The main race field for the Long Course (15km) route will start at 11am.

The Short course (8.5km) route will start at 11.30am.

Both events will finish on “Green Road” close to the pedestrian bridge beside the OPW visitors centre.

Assembly for Race Briefing for the long route is at the rear of the Glendalough Hotel at 10.45am.

Assembly for Race Briefing for the short route is at rear of the Glendalough Hotel at 11.15am.

First finishers expected 12.30pm -> 2.00pm.

Post race refreshments and prizegiving at Brockagh Centre 1.30pm.


Toilets and a bag / key drop area will be provided at the sign-on. Water and fresh fruit will be available at race finish, there will be a water station (REFILL ONLY) after ~10.5km on long course and after ~4.3km on short course. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided after the event at the Brockagh Centre.

By taking part, all participants confirm that video footage or photographs taken of them during their participation may be used to publicise the Glendalough Trail event or other Fighting Blindness Events.