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WATCH: Running The 'Connemarathon' Is An Absolute MUST For Your 2017 Bucket List

By James Fenton

January 16, 2017 at 4:43pm

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It's referred to as one of the world's most scenic marathons and anyone who's familiar with Connemara will know why. 

The 16th annual 'Connemarathon' takes place on Sunday April 23rd and judging by these pictures it looks like a spectacular way to keep your fitness up.

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The race gives participants the chance to take part in half marathon, marathon or ultra marathon (39.3 miles) formats along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way.

More than 3,000 runners and walkers are expected to take part in a challenging course that will encounter bogs, hills, lakes, and the twelve pins mountain range, rising up over the great expanse of Killary Lough, through the sleepy village of Leenane, around the Maam Turk Mountains and all the way up to Maam Cross.

In 2016 participants came from 28 different countries to experience the stunning course and everything the local area has to offer.

Not convinced? Check out this incredible footage from the 2015 edition:

Wow.

We're still holding on to our January health kicks so will be looking to sign up sooner rather than later otherwise we may change our minds and miss out on what is sure to be an unforgettable experience. 

You can join us by clicking here but be warned that organisers are advising to do so early to avoid missing out as demand is set to be high.

The entry fee is €70 which sounds to us like money well spent to us for what the experience entails.

Will we be seeing you there?

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