• THE RACE: 250 KILOMETERS 24 HOURS.

    23 March 2019

    The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal. To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. It is the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance. The Race takes place in Spring each year. The 2018 event took place on the weekend of 13th-15th April.

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2018 Tracking

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View the results and times of The Race 2018 below. 

RACE TRACKING 

RACE MAP

250km of Donegal's spectacular coast, rugged wilderness, and highest peaks. 

THE RACE MAP 

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Edward Matts

Edward Matts 2016-02-10 at 14.23.08

Name

Edward Matts

Nationality

British

Background (Reasons for attempting The Race)

I am an Army Reserves Infantry Officer, and have completed two tours of Afghanistan and currently work as a Company Commander with 3 Royal Anglian. My day job sees me split between Cornwall and Leicestershire, working for Samworth Brothers which owns a group of companies including the well-known brands of Soreen and Ginsters. Having met David and Maghnus while sharing a tent during the Sahara Race 2010, I thought I would help support the two of them by putting myself forward for the inaugural Race in 2014. Having never competed on a bike before this challenge proved too much and I missed the cut-off for going up Mount Muckish, leaving me with the choice, stick with only having completed half a race, or sign back up and tough it out again…I went with the latter.

Experience 

2008 – Land’s End to John O’Groats 1000 mile walk

2010 – Sahara 250 km Race

2011 – Oxfam 100 km Trailwalker

2012 – Afghanistan Marathon

2014 – The Race 2014

 
 

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The Race 2019 Date Announcment

We are pleased to announce that date of The Race 2019: 23rd March 2019.

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