Slieve Bloom Marathon
- Slieve Bloom Marathon
- Saturday 24 June, 2023
- Climb (m):
- Distance (km):
- Event Difficulty:
- 10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
- Race Marking:
- - Only major junctions marked
- GPS Allowed:
- Entry opens:
- 2023-05-05 09:00:00
- Entry closes:
- 2023-05-26 18:00:00
- Entry limit:
- None set
- Entry cost:
- Vouchers Allowed:
- No. Online entry only for this race.
- Route Description:
The route follows the Slieve Bloom Way from the starting point near Glenbarrow Trailhead to the finish point at Clonaslee (Brittas Forest Entrance, located one minute walk from the village)
Runners will be bussed from the Community Centre to the starting point near Glenbarrow Trailhead.
The route has lots of variation with some single track, mountain paths, forestry tracks and some road sections. Please adhere to the rules of the road.
There will be aid stations along the route at the following locations:
Monicknew Trail head 14km
Kinnitty Forest 26km
There will be a bag drop at Kinnitty Forest 26km (bags will not be returned at the end of the race)
This will be a race open to all runners. The route mostly follows the Slieve Bloom way with three short deviations along the route. All main junctions are marked with the Slieve Bloom Way yellow marker. Any deviations for the marathon race only will be marked. Runners need to familiarise themselves with the route before hand. GPS ALLOWED but the markers on the day is the route.
Registration is at Clonaslee Community Centre. The finish is at Brittas Forest Entrance, Clonaslee (10 mins walk 1km from the centre). Marathon runners are asked to park at the community centre.
Please follow all parking directions on the day and do not block any runner or locals.
Madatory kit: To follow soon...
There is limited parking at the race start point near Glenbarrow. Runners are asked to take the bus or arrange an alternative drop off.
Remember we have a 'no waste' policy, please bring your own cup/mug. Please respect this beautiful area and ensure no littering.
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize
Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize