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Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon / Half Marathon

July 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Information

The Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on the Wild Atlantic Way on the South West Coast of Donegal on July 14, 2019. The course consists of a Full Marathon (26.2 miles) from Killybegs to Glencolmcille, and a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) based in the Glencolmcille area. The course is spectacular and one of the most scenic courses in Ireland. The entire South West embraces the event, and everyone from participants to spectators get to ‘Experience’ Donegal at it’s best, and see why it got voted the ‘Coolest place on the planet’ in 2017 by National Geographic.

The Full Marathon starts in Killybegs and ends in Glencolmcille. The Half Marathon starts in Glencolmcille village and joins the Full marathon course with both events finishing at Glencolmcille Folk Village.

Full Marathon

The Marathon starts in Killybegs Ireland’s largest fishing port, with a backdrop of the sea and Ireland’s largest fishing fleet. The course passes Fintra beach running adjacent to the coast approaching Largy, onto the coast road, past Shawly beach, with fabulous views toward Muckross Head, and Muckross beach. Participants will run through the quaint village of Kilcar, along the coast road to Carrick with the backdrop of Sliabh Liag across Teelin bay.

The course follows the countryside to reach Malin More village and proceed along the spectacular coastline through Malin Beag village to the turnaround at World famous Silver Strand beach 8km from home. Back along the coast to reach Malin More, and the awe inspiring view of Glen Head and the final downhill to the finish at Glencolmcille Folk Village. The marathon course is challenging with coastal roads but the experience and reward will make it all worthwhile,

Half Marathon

Slight change from 2018 the Half Marathon is now contained in Glencolmcille area. The Half starts in Glencolmcille village and begins with a loop around the country roads and Glen village. The race will then proceed past the Folk Village (finish line) and do an out and back on the coast road. The race will climb toward Malin More and the mesmerising view of Glen Head, join the marathon course at Malin More and proceed with the marathon participants to finish back at Glencolmcille Folk Village. The route sits on the Wild Atlantic Way with amazing views along the entire course.

Registration 2019


Half Marathon Till Feb 28 €45.00 Mar 1st – July 07 €49.00

Full Marathon Till Feb 28 €55.00 Mar 1st – July 07 €59.00

Prices exclude an online booking fee of 7%.

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For groups of 5-10 you can register your group name and receive a 10% discount; groups of
10+ receive 20% discount. This is done on the registration page.


July 14, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am


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