Cyclists have long known the allure of the 'Lap of the Gap' circuit taking you from the village of Laragh to the highland pass of Sallygap and back past Lough Tay (the 'Guinness Lake'). 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.
We hope you will get not just a race out of our event - but an experience for a lifetime.
The event was successfully held the first time on 28 May 2016 with over 150 finishers over the two courses.
Current course records:
Half marathon, 1:23:22 (M), 1:36:19 (F)
Marathon, 2:57:00 (M), 3:23:13 (F)