Hugging the Northwest Atlantic coast, Donegal proved the ideal location for an event that sought to blend difficulty and beauty.

Each stage of The Race reveals a truly epic course. The deep waters of Lough Swilly where the ocean carves its way inland flank the stunning Fanad Drive. The Atlantic Drive and Bloody Foreland stand resolutely against the Atlantic swell. Glenveagh National Park’s vast expanses spread from Gartan Lake to Muckish Mountain. Competitors and their supporters will get to explore some of the most unique and spectacular landscape in the world whilst experiencing one of the world’s toughest events.


As part of preparation for The Race 2015 we will be teaming up with hotels and restaurants in the area to provide a memorable experience for both the competitors and their families and friends. Visit this page regularly to see the latest offers available exclusively to competitors and their supporters.

Route Images

Check out photos of our incredible route. All photos were taken by the official race photographier Paul Doherty. Paul is from Kilmacrennan in Donegal and you can see more of his work at

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  • Name: Anthony Boyle Nationality: IrishBackgroundMy main reason for entering is that I would like the opportunity to test my mental and
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    Anthony Boyle

  • Name: Jeff Butler Nationality: IrishBackground (Reasons for attempting The Race) Always wanted to do longer expedition style races - and this looks
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    Jeff Butler

  • Name: George Kelly Nationality: Irish Background  Two of my sons have entered the 2016 Race. I have always encouraged my sons to
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    George Kelly

  • Name Oisin Weldon Nationality Irish Background (Reasons for attempting The Race) The score is Oisin 1- The Race 1, so
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    Oisin Weldon

  • Name Kevin Kelly Nationality Irish Background (Reasons for attempting The Race) Engineer living and working in Scotland having just spent
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    Kevin Kelly

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