Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: IMRA Beara Way Ultra - Fri 17th May 2024

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Notice: IMRA Beara Way Ultra - Fri 17th May 2024

IMRA are holding the Beara Way Ultra this year on Friday 17th May 2024. In terms of difficulty, this one is at the extreme end with a distance of 161kms (100 miles) and a total ascent of 5,550m.

In terms of difficulty, challenge & scenery, the Beara Way Ultra is on a par with the more famous Kerry Way Ultra but it's just not as well known.

From the organisers...
DESCRIPTION: Beara Way Ultra
DATE: Friday 17th May, 2024
CLIMB (M):5550
DISTANCE (KM):161.00
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
LEAGUES: Irish Ultra Championships 
MANDATORY KIT: Level C - Advanced - See entry page.
ENTRY CLOSES: Friday 26th April 2024, 23:59
Start/finish - Castletownbere, Co.Cork

The event starts in Castletownbere and heads up into the hills and south-west to the cable car opposite Dursey Island. It then proceeds up the peninsula taking in Allihies and Eyeries. The route gets to within a few kms of Kenmare before heading south-east over the mountains to Glengarriff. The route then takes the Beara Way route back to Castletownbere.

A 100-mile ultra on the road is an extreme event but a lot of this one is off road with plenty of ascent which takes the difficulty level to a completely different level.

It looks amazing though and it would be nice to see this one grow in popularity. 

Entries for a shorter half-marathon version will open closer to the date.

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