Glendalough Lap of the Gap, Marathon, half marathon and three mile

A marathon through the scenic heart of County Wicklow starting in Glendalough and taking in the ‘Sally Gap’ will take place on Saturday, May 25. Plenty of hills are repaid with plenty of scenery and a warm Wicklow welcome!

A scenic route with plenty of ups and plenty of downs. From quiet country back lanes to the barren and dramatic heather landscapes once you pass the Glenmacnass Waterfall. Both our marathon and half-marathon adds a ‘tail’ to the traditional Lap of the Gap to allow you to start in the monastic village of Glendalough – one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations.

New to this year is the 3 mile race.

The Glendalough 3 mile will take you from the shores of the Lower Lake into a lap of the Upper Lake Park before you again run alongside the Lower Lake. The final part takes you onto the main road between Glendalough and Laragh village. The finish is at the Brockagh Centre in Laragh.

Please note we have strict limits to how many runners we can allow on the roads of the National Park so we may sell out ahead of the day – best sign-up early to avoid disappointment!

There will be prizes for top-3 men and women and the first finisher in each of the following categories: over-40, over-50, over-60, over-70 and so on.

More information can be found on the Run Republic website at the following link –

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