Jun 13, 2011

Trail World Championships in Connemara

UltraRunning Ireland and the Galway City Marathon organisers secured the staging of the IAU Trail World Championships which will take place in Connemara, Ireland on Saturday 9th July 2011.

Connemara is a spectacularly beautiful area in County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. The event will be operated in the area of Connemara National Park and its surrounding environs starting at the world famous Kylemore Abbey and finishing in the nearby village of Letterfrack.

Athletes will cover a total distance of 71km, primarily in two large circular loops that encompass mountains, grassland trails, compacted gravel trails, loose rock trails and open countryside. The course is undoubtedly a tough one that could well suit 100km runners, long distance mountain runners and 24 hour runners in addition to dedicated trail athletes.

The event is both an individual and team competition. Men's and women's teams will comprise a maximum of 6 people with 3 to score. However, each national athletics federation has an option to send 9 male and 9 female competitors, e.g. a full team + 3 individual athletes. Competitors in the team competition will automatically count in the individual race and team positions are decided on the basis of the cumulative time of the top three finishers.

The inaugural 'Run Connemara' open race will operate concurrently with the IAU Trail World Championships, but only contestants entered by their national federations will be counted in the results of the official IAU Trail World Championships.

See for details.

Event Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the exciting activity at the 2011 Galway City Marathon by signing up to receive our E-Newsletters. We'll let you the latest news, send out monthly training tips, and from time to time, advise you of special deals with our partners.

Your e-mail address will not be passed to a third party and you can unsubscribe at anytime.

For Email Newsletters you can trust
Participate In Our Roll

Hydration Stations will contain Deep RiverRock water. How do you want your water during the race?


Read Events Facts

Register yourself now

Facebook Twitter You Tube Fliker