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Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon

Quick facts

Location Killybegs, Ireland

Distance Marathon

Rescheduled to 25 Oct 2020

Previous date: 19 Jul 2020

About Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon

The Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon Voted “The Most Scenic  Marathon in the World” by it’s runners after the hugely successful first  Marathon & Half Marathon was held in South West Donegal in 2018.

The 2018 event, set the scene for future years, located on  the stunning Wild  Atlantic Way’s South West Donegal Coastline, the very first Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Marathon & Half Marathon was hosted by Excel Sports. The local communities from Killybegs, Kilcar, Carrick  & Glencolmcille showed their huge support and made the event the massive success that it turned out to be with encouragement from great supporters like  local Councillor Niamh Kennedy.
Excel Sports are delighted to welcome back their sponsors Magee 1866 and Kelly’s Toyota and together with all the communities, supporters and those taking part The Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon will be an event to remember.

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.    



  • 42.195km

Half marathon

  • 21.098km


Age Limit


Award Medals

You will receive your event T-Shirt in your race pack at registration. Your finishers medal will be presented at the finish line.   

Equipment Storage

As the Marathon is a point to point - Killybegs to Glencolmcille there will be a van at the start line and runners can drop a bag to be taken to the finish line. Please note the van will depart at 8.45.   

Maximum Time

Time limits are 3 hrs 30 mins for the half marathon, and 7 hrs for the full marathon. 


Marathon - Parking is available around the Killybegs town area. There are car parks on the Shore Rd close to the Start Line. Half Marathon - Parking is at the Glencolmcille GAA club grounds. Stewards will direct you, and it will be signposted.   


There are 8 water stations for the Full marathon; 4 for the Half Marathon placed approximately every 3 miles.


Your race number contains a built in timing chip.


Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland


Straid, Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal, Ireland

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.