Wild Atlantic View for Ceide Coast Half Marathon & 10K

September 29, 2022

The scenic Mayo Ceide Coast Half Marathon and 10K returns after covid 

One of Ireland's most scenic road running events, the Ceide Coast Half Marathon, will be held this year on Saturday, October 8. This stunning Half Marathon route, hosted by Ballycastle Athletic Club in Mayo takes you along the wild, rugged North Mayo Céide Coast, where runners will encounter iconic landmarks such as the Céide Fields Visitor Centre, the breathtaking Céide Cliffs, Ballycastle Beach and Dún Briste (The Broken Fort), and the famous sea-stack at Downpatrick Head.

With 400 runners set to descend on Ballycastle, runners can expect to receive a warm welcome from the local community. Runners can also expect a great spread of post race snacks and refreshments.

International Runners

The sense of excitement and anticipation in Ballycastle is growing. Speaking to race organiser Michael Kelly, runners can expect to be treated to a unique experience. "We are a small community club, but we're lucky to have one of the most majestic backdrops in Ireland. We've had runners from Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, UK, and the US coming over to take part, purely as they get to run a race with unrivaled scenery".

When asked about the course and experience runners could expect, the jovial Kelly was enthusiastic about what runners would face. "There simply isn't a race like this around. You have some fantastic local races happening around the same time, there's a great one in Galway, but naturally we have to promote our race. The course has some fantastic scenery, and admittedly, there is a hill or two. The welcome you get at the end of the race, along with the goodie bag, and the refreshments afterwards, makes this a race worth running."

Runners can expect a bumper goodie bag, and scenic views.

Run Republic have announced Ceide Coast Half Marathon as the first race where we will be the media partner. We are delighted to promote this event along with Ballycastle AC.

Michael Kelly from Ballycastle AC recently spoke with Michael D McAndrew from Midwest Radio about the Céide Coast Half Marathon. You can listen to the interview below.

To register your interest in the 2022 Ceide Coast Half Marathon & 10k, click on this link.


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