Seven Sisters Mountain Marathon & Half Marathon
22nd July 2018, Dunfanaghy
For details and registrations check out: excelsports.ie/seven-sisters-mountain-marathon
The Inaugural Seven Sisters Mountain Trail Marathon is a 42k Race incorporating approximately 4,000m (13,000ft) of accumulative ascent; a 22k Half Marathon with 2,000m of ascent organized by Excel Sports.
The terrain consists of heathery soft ground, sheep tracks, and loose stone / gravel, and follows a route similar to the Glover Trail. The route will be Marked.
The event takes place in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal on the Derryveagh Mountains adjacent to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Competitors will experience Donegal at its best with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding counties.
The Seven Peaks run from Muckish Mountain to Errigal Mountain.
Everything you need to know about Dunfanaghy: www.dunfanaghy.info
The full marathon will start at Muckish and go to Errigal mtn, then return to finish at Muckish. Competitors will ascend Errigal once.
There will be a 13 hr TIME LIMIT for this event. There will be a STRICT cut off for checkpoints along the way on the course. If you fail to make the checkpoint you will be sent on a lower course to the finish. This is in the interest of safety to all involved.
The Half Marathon will follow the same course as the marathon from Muckish to Errigal and finish at the base of Errigal. There is an 8 hr TIME LIMIT for this event. There will be timed checkpoints along the way. If you fail to make a checkpoint you will be sent on a lower course to the finish.