Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon
22 May 2021 (Sat)
Marathon, Half marathon
Join Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon 2021
Irelands toughest marathon!
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.
A classical cycling route slightly re-done to add up to exactly 42.2ish kilometres or the full marathon distance running clockwise up to Sally Gap via the Glenmacnass Waterfall before meandering past Lough Tay and returning via the Drummin/Oldbridge townland.
To say the route is hilly is not doing it justice - its a marathon to run for the pure experience, the physical and mental challenge and the scenery rather than the personal best potential!
directions_runStart Address: Derrybawn, Knockfin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
flagFinish Address: Laragh House, Ballard, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Registration closes on 18 May (164 days left)
Early bird discount until 31 March, 2021
You can, within 24 hours after your registration, get a full refund if you change your mind.
A range of hotels, bed and breakfasts and AirBnBs are available in the Laragh and Glendalough area including Lynhams Hotel and the Glendalough Hotel.
After Race Services
Water, cake spread, sandwiches, fruit, coffee, and tea available. Barista service from Last Lap Cafe (not included)
Runners should be 18 years or older on the day of the race.
The route has water stations every 5-7 km (7 total) with 4 manned stations and a sweeper shuttle.
Medals are provided to if selected in purchase and you did not enter as part of the Late Entry
Equipment storage is available at the finish line at the owner's own risk.
Runners finishing in 6.5 to 7.5 hours must avail of early start (7:30 am). Course closes at 3 pm. Runners must reach half-marathon in 4 hours.
Official parking is at Cullen's field in Laragh. Entry to car park is 5 euro. Please have cash handy.
Provided Photo Service
Brian Troy Reilly
The courses have been measured by Athletics Ireland following international standards.
Race Kit Includes
Medal and t-shirts (if not in Late Entry) as well as race number with chip. Option to purchase ticket without tshirt and medal (cheaper).
Water and jellybeans are available on route. Cakes, coffee, tea, fruit, and sandwiches at the finish line. Pubs nearby serve hot food.
Professional chip-timing is provided by MyRunResults.com
Shuttle bus provided from finish line to start line (2.5 km apart).Public bus to Laragh/Glendalough twice per day.
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.