If you fancy a trip to the Emerald Isle and need a good reason, try the first Challenge Galway. Organisers have prepared a course highlighting all that’s best in this part of Ireland.

 

The 3.8km swim in the coastal inlet south of Galway Bay Golf Resort – close to Oranmore - is a sheltered bay, regularly used for training by local triathletes.

 

The bike route heads out from Oranmore to Clarinbridge Estuary – the easternmost point of Galway Bay and joins The Wild Atlantic Way; the world’s longest defined coastal touring route.

 

Presenting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world; it’s a picture postcard of Ireland.

 

Riders enjoy spectacular scenery through The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.

 

 

 

As they climb the switchbacks of ‘Corkscrew Hill’, there are unforgettable views over the Burren to the coast. The return is via a magnificent oceanside section from Doolin to the beautiful seaport village of Kinvarra. A single 180km loop provides diverse scenery and a true taste of ‘The Emerald Isle’.

 

The run course is magical. A relatively flat 4 loops through the town centre and seafront affords runners and spectators plenty of atmosphere and craic – starting and ending at The Docks.

 

 

www.challenge-galway.eu/

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Unlike any other running event in the country, Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, has a unique atmosphere of camaraderie between Canadians and their men and women in uniform.

 

Held every September in Canada’s beautiful capital city, Ottawa, the event sees over 20,000 civilians and Canadian Armed Forces personnel run, walk and roll together showing their pride as Canadians.

 

Fundraising efforts from the event go towards Soldier On and the Military Families Fund . Seeing the separate ill and injured wave start is a moving experience not to be forgotten.

 

Come and experience the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol”, the “dog-tag” medals soldiers place around all participants necks at the finish line, interacting with soldiers at the military equipment display, live entertainment, the Running Room Sports Expo, and the BMO Kids’ Zone. In addition, the race route takes participants past the most iconic sites in Ottawa, including through the grounds of Rideau Hall.

 

 

A pasta dinner served military
field-kitchen style and the famous technical shirts that sport the Canadian Army camouflage pattern (CADPAT) are just two more reasons why Canada Army Run is a unique running event not to be missed.

 

 

http://armyrun.ca/

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