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WAAR Route's

Duathlon (52.5k)

Run 10k & Cycle 42.5K*

RUN : 10K

The run route will be the same as the main WAAR Route making up a distance of 10.

Leaving Naomh Muire GAA club heading through Mullaghdubh on the main road before turning left onto airport road, continue approx 1km to the airport.

The run section will enter the airport grounds and onto the airport runway (Provided there are no delays with the flight) making WAAR the only adventure race in the country to run on a live runway.

Leaving the airport grounds the run will cross Carrickfinn beach to the Ballymanus road after catching your first glimpse of the Wild Atlantic.

Runners will continue along the road for approx. 1k before turning onto the cross country route around Ballymanus monument and onto Mullaghdearg beach. Leaving the beach with a short, steep run on a sand dune runners will follow the course back to the Clubhouse.

The run section is made up of approx 6km road and 4km cross country/beach.

Note: All off road sections cross private property which we have been kindly given permission to use on the day. There is no access to this land in the lead up to the event and all competitors are asked to respect this and train elsewhere for the race

BIKE : 42.5K

Competitors will arrive back from the run and collect their bikes at the clubhouse grounds at transition area 1 (T1). Leaving T1 the bike route leaves Mullaghdearg heading left along the Wild Atlantic Way towards Kincasslagh. The route will continue along the main road past Keadue, Burtonport and towards Dungloe, approx 16km.

Arriving at 'Top Petrol Station' competitors turn right heading another 16km approx towards Meenaweal chapel through Meenamara and with a steep cycle up Tór.

Continuing on to Meenawheel, cyclists will arrive at T2.

Note: All competitors, including Duathlon, must slow down coming into T2 and dismount their bikes. Marshals are there for your safety and failure to dismount will result in a time penalty.

For the final 11k competitors will take a sharp left after Meenawheel chapel heading towards Loughanure. In the village of Loughanure turn right down the Glen Road towards Annagry and turning left at Annagry following the road back to Naomh Muire clubhouse to transition area 3.

*distance may change on the day due to circumstances outside of our control.


After mounting your bike at T3 competitors will run along the football pitch to the finish line.


Your timer will be given out at registration on Friday evening, the timing chip is located inside your race number and it is each competitors responsibility to keep their timer on them. Please keep this in mind when wearing jackets etc.


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