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Achill Half Marathon & 10K

Welcome to the official website for the Achill Half Marathon & 10K Run.

Message from event organisers, 11th August 2020:

The Achill Half Marathon and 10K (AHM10K) is normally the high point of the Summer Tourist season on Achill Island. As always, the welfare of the runners, volunteers and local community has remained a priority for the AHM10K Operations Team, since last May, when the decision was taken to defer from its normal July live event to a date in September. The live event planning has been at an advanced stage throughout July.

The AHM10K Operations team and volunteers met to discuss the latest guidance from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) dated 4th August 2020 – specifically the regulations regarding outdoor events. Following careful consideration, the AHM10K team has reluctantly decided to cancel the live Achill Half Marathon and 10K event scheduled for 12th September 2020.

The final meeting outcome to cancel the live AHM10K event was not taken lightly, however the team felt that the decision could not be postponed until the next NPHET guidelines are issued at the end of August for outdoor events, as it would not provide adequate notice for registered participants.

If you are a registered runner for the live September event, the team has emailed you with more comprehensive information as to your next steps.

On a positive note, the 2020 Achill Half Marathon and 10K VIRTUAL race is going ahead as planned. Registration for our virtual event is now open.

The team at AHM10K have already started planning for the 2021 live event planned for July 3rd 2021.

Registration for 2021 will open on the 31 st August next and Achill looks forward to rolling out the welcome mat for 2021.

Jumping for joy after completing the 2019 Achill 10K

2019 RESULTS - results are available in a number of formats, please see our Results Page for all options.

2019 PHOTOS & VIDEOS - photos and videos of the 2019 Achill Half Marathon & 10K are available on our Achill Marathon facebook page. PopUpRaces has a full collection of finish line photos on their facebook page

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.

Last year we eliminated approximately 12,500 single use plastic bottles by providing water in resuable cups at our Race HQ and in compostible cups in our six in-course water stations. We encourage all runners to bring their own (resuable) bottles for use before and after the race.

Results and photos from the 2018 Half Marathon & 10K are available online from PopUp Races:

Volunteer Prizes
Results of the 2018 prize draw for volunteers are available on the Volunteers page.

Achill Half Marathon & 10K would like to thank the following:

People of Achill
An Garda Síochána
Athletics Association of Ireland
Mayo County Council
Civil Defence Mayo & Dublin
Achill Rural Social Scheme
Achill Doctors & Supporting Medical Teams
Committee and Staff of Achill Tourism
Keel Caravan & Camping Park
Udaras na Gaeltachta
Dooagh Pipe Band
Commonage Shareholder
All National Schools on Achill
Mayo Athletic Club
St. Colman Care Centre
Sweeney's Supervalu

Technical shirt at 2019 Achill Half Marathon & 10K

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:

Achill Tourism logo

Athletics Ireland logo

Discover Ireland logo