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News of the 2021 Achill Half Marathon & 10K run to appear here when available.

8th March 2021

Notice to 2021 Participants

The Achill Half Marathon & 10k operations team wish to inform you as a valued participant of our event that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our 2021 event due to Covid 19. Given the ever changing and uncertain future regarding event restrictions and keeping in mind the health and safety of the local Achill community and our entrants we have been left with no option but to cancel our event for this year.

However, we are delighted to stage the Achill Half Marathon & 10k VIRTUAL Race once again for 2021! Last year we hosted our first virtual event which passed off with great success and we received positive feedback from entrants.

Registered participants for our 2021 event can avail of one of the below options.

  1. Go Virtual: Choose to transfer your 2021 entry to the Virtual Option, you will receive a refund of the difference in price between your original registration and the virtual option (Priced at €25) in addition to a 2021 official finisher medal and t shirt which will be posted to you. Entrants opting for the Virtual option will be asked to upload their times once completed. The dates for completing the virtual race will be from the 3rd of July to 24th July 2021. We ask all Virtual entrants to follow all public health guidelines when completing their times. Registered entrants to the Virtual race will be emailed with details on uploading their times closer to the time of the event.
  2. Defer: Defer your 2021 entry to our 2022 event (€10 transfer fee is waived) Our 2022 event will be held on Saturday 2nd July 2022.
  3. Refund: Refund of face value of 2021 entry.

The above options are available to all entrants who have registered to date for our 2021 race and those who deferred their 2020 entry.


Archive of news from previous events:


RUNNERS' PROGRAMME
Posted: July 2019
The Runners' Programme is available to view and/or download in PDF format: View / Download (PDF doc, 6MB).


OFFICIAL FANCY DRESS AFTER PARTY
Posted: June 2019
The Official Fancy Dress After Party will take place in the Achill Head Hotel on the night of Saturday 6th July. More Details & Booking Link


OFFICAL LAUNCH
Posted: May 2019
The official launch of the 2019 event has taken place in Dublin with TV & radio presenters Matt Cooper and Brendan Courtney. Brendan will be running in Achill on 6th July. Full Details

Presenters Matt Cooper and Brendan Courtney with representatives of Achill Tourism and Achill Half Marathon at the official launch of the 2019 Achill Half Marathon & 10K, May 2019


TWO-MINUTE BEACH CLEAN
Posted: Mar 2019
As part of the Clean Coasts programme we are encouraging the public to take part in a Two Minute Beach Clean at Keel beach - adjacent to the start/finish zone - on the day of the Achill Half Marathon & 10K.

Logos for Clean Coasts, An Taisce, and Two-Minute Beach Clean


GOING GREEN FOR 2019!
Posted: Feb 2019
This year we've teamed up with refill.ie to provide filtered water in reusable cups at our water stations and Race HQ, eliminating approximately 12,000 single use plastic water bottles. Runners are requested to place used cups into the receptacles provided. They can then be collected and steam-cleaned for future use.

Refill Ireland logo & tables with reusable water cups


ACHILL HALF MARATHON WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
Posted: Jan 2019
We are delighted to share the news that the Achill Half Marathon & 10K has won two prestigous titles in the Run Ireland 'Best of 2018' Awards, as voted by participants. We won 'Best Half Marathon' and 'Most Scenic Route'. Thank You to all who voted, and to all our volunteers who make the event such a success.

Run Ireland 2018 Awards


2018 RESULTS & PHOTOS
Posted: Aug 2018
Results and photos from the 2018 Half Marathon & 10K are available online from PopUp Races:
www.popupraces.ie/achill-half-marathon-and-10k-2018/


VOLUNTEER PRIZES 2018
Posted: Aug 2018
Results of the 2018 prize draw for volunteers are available on the Volunteers page.


Winner of Run Ireland 'Best Half Marathon 2018' and 'Most Scenic Route' 2018 awards


Main Sponsors:
Solar 21 logo   Kenny Galway
Mulranny Park Hotel logo   Mayo News logo
Ostan Oilean Acla logo   Sweeney's Supervalu logo


In association with:

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Athletics Ireland logo

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