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September 26th 2020

80K

DISTANCE
79.6KM
ALTITUDE GAIN
2660m
NATURE %
93%
START TIME
07:30am
TIME LIMIT
08:00pm
PARTICIPANTS
250
ITRA POINTS
3
REGISTRATION FEE
€80
FINISHERS
86%
AID STATIONS
5
AID STATIONS
5
AVERAGE SPEED
8:10 min/km

WELCOME TO ECOTRAIL WICKLOW 80 KM!

 

The longest race of our Irish series takes you from the coastal town of Bray to the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Your journey begins on the seaside promenade before the short steep climb to the iconic cross on Bray Head. Here you bid farewell to your views of the Irish Sea and turn towards the mountains proper.

 

You continue your run on a variety of trails with the early stages of the race dominated by interesting rocky trails as you traverse across Little and Great Sugarloaf Mountains, passing by the scenic Killruddery Estate, on-route to the Wicklow Way – a 132 km walking trail stretching south out of the Irish capital Dublin.

 

The middle-section of the race offers nearly every type of good trail imaginable with a few sections of quiet country road and plenty of ups and downs to keep you challenged and entertained. Wicklow is called ‘The Garden County’ for a reason and you pass by many of the national park’s highlights including the Powerscourt Waterfall and Lough Tay (‘The Guinness Lake’) viewpoint before a loop on the newly upgraded ‘Roundwood Reservoir’ trails signals the beginning of your return journey to Bray via Belmont Estate.

 

We expect most finishers will arrive between 9 and 12 hours after they depart, and they will be greeted by the dusk settling over Dublin Bay and the glittering lights of Bray and Dublin where you can expect a true Irish welcome as you cross the finish line on the seafront.

 

 

This event starts at 07.30 and final finishers are exected by 20.00 so there is a time limit of 12.5 hours to complete this event.

There will be cut-off points along the route and one of these gives the option of dropping onto the 45km event at the 24km point

 

A map of the route is provided for your general information but this map is not intended to be used for access purposes.

Please do not access private sections of the route particularly in Kilruddery & Belmont Estates and Powerscourt Waterfall unless using their permitted public access routes.

 

View on Trace de Trail

The Track

Mandatory Equipment

 

  • Minimum 1 litre water  container (500ml for 18k and 28k)
  • Food supply sufficient for the event
  • A personal cup or bottle. 
  • Mobile phone (enter the safety numbers of the organisation into its directory, do not hide its number and do not leave without charged batteries for the mobile phone)
  • Proof of identity. 
  • Wind / Rainproof Jacket
  • Cap / Buff
Possible Optional Equipment – Organisers to advise at sign on : - Full Leg Cover - Full Waterproof leggings - A minimum sum of euros to take care of any unforeseen events - Rainproof jacket (Taped Seams) able to withstand poor weather. - Gloves - Spare thermal long sleeved top - Headtorch is Mandatory for those passing through Sugarloaf aid station ( 63km ) after 17:30
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