Glendalough Trail in aid of Fighting Blindness

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Race Information


The Glendalough Trail is a fantastic running experience with scenic, challenging routes.

Not only will it be a fun, enjoyable day but we hope to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness.

Long course (15.3 km) and non-competitive short course (8.4km) options available.

2022 was be the 11th running of this event


2022 Event was on Sat 15th October

2023 Event Details TBC


Glendalough, Laragh, Co Wicklow.


Registration for 2022 event now closed as All available places are taken

Please enter before 3rd October to be sure of a race tee

Schedule On The Day:

  • Race sign on takes place at the Brockagh Centre in Laragh from 9am - Light refreshments available
  • 9.00am -> 10.00am: Number Collection for Long course (15.1km) event slow joggers and visually impaired athletes.
  • 9.00am -> 10.30am: Number collection for Long course (15.1km) event main start runners
  • 9.00am -> 11.00am: Number collection for Short course (8.4km) event participants.
  • 10.10am Bus for Long Course slow joggers and walkers only leaves from Brockagh Centre to Start line
  • 10.30am: Start of Long Course 15.1km for slow joggers and visually impaired athletes only- Briefing at Start
  • 10.45am: Main race briefing in Car Park at rear of Glendalough Hotel for all 11.00 long course starters
  • 11.00am: Long course (15.1 km) Race Start - Approx 400m from Glendalough Hotel
  • 11.15am: Briefing for Short course in Car Park to rear of Glendalough Hotel
  • 11.30am: Start of Short Course (8.4km) jog / walk event - Approx 400m from Glendalough Hotel
  • 12.01pm: First finishers expected
  • 12.30pm -> 2.00pm - Post race refreshments served at Brockagh Centre
  • 1.30pm Prizegiving at Brockagh Centre
  • 1:30pm Final finishers expected

Entry Fees: 

2023 Event Details TBC


2022 Entry Fees*

€15* up to June 30th July 31st

 €20* from July August 1st to 15th September

Late Entry €25* from 15th September until Full** (Or 12th Oct if not full prior to this date) - NOW FULL


*€50 – Minimum fundraising fee in aid of Fighting Blindness which can be donated on the day or via You can setup your Personal Just Giving Fundraising Page HERE please follow the link to and select start fundraising"  then click on "doing your own thing”

Your support and additional fundraising is hugely appreciated

Total minimum cost to participate is therefore €65, €70 or €75 depending on when you enter.

** Limited to 300 by Nat Parks Permit

Strictly No Late or "On The Day" Entry


The 15.3km long course has ~450+m of gain / loss in elevation - 11.00 Start

The non-competitive 8.4km short course (jog / walk option) has 250+m of gain / loss - 11.30 Start


Toilets and a bag / key drop area will be provided at the sign-on, tea/coffee will also be available here.

Water and fresh fruit will be available at race finish, there will be a water station (REFILL ONLY) after ~10.5km on long course and after ~4.3km on short course.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided after the event at the Brockagh Centre.

By taking part, all participants confirm that video footage or photographs taken of them during their participation may be used to publicise the Glendalough Trail event or other Fighting Blindness Events

More Information:

Race Information:
P: Paul on 086 350 3994

Fighting Blindness / Fundraising Information:
T: Rachel on 01 6789 004


Event is Kindly supported by: