Fog In The Bog League Returns!

June 28, 2024

The eagerly anticipated fifth race in the IMRA Munster Fog in the Bog League is set to take place in the picturesque Derrynasaggart Mountains, Kerry. Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 30th at 1pm as The Paps (An Dá Chích) hosts what promises to be an exhilarating mountain running event.

Race Details:

  • Date and Time: Sunday, June 30th at 1pm
  • Location: The Paps (An Dá Chích), Derrynasaggart Mountains, Kerry
  • Distance and Elevation:
    • Long Race: 8.39km with an elevation gain of 682m
    • Short Race: 5km with an elevation gain of 319m

Both the long and short courses are designed as out-and-back routes. The terrain features mostly short grass, occasionally boggy sections, and only a faint path in places, making it a runnable course that tests both endurance and agility.

To ensure a smooth race, all major junctions will be clearly marked and marshals will be stationed along the route.

The Paps race is renowned for its rugged beauty and the unique challenge it offers to runners. The varying terrain requires not just physical endurance but also careful navigation. Despite the rough paths, the stunning views of the Derrynasaggart Mountains make every step worthwhile.

As the penultimate race of the Fog in the Bog League, this event is expected to draw a significant number of participants. The competitive spirit will be high as runners aim to secure and potentially build on their positions in the league standings.

The Paps race offers a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself and enjoy the natural beauty of County Kerry. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience and a thrilling race that highlights the best of what the IMRA Munster Fog in the Bog League has to offer.

Featured Image: Courtesy of IMRA Munster

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