Achill Half Marathon & 10K 2025 20th Anniverary logo

Runners' Programme


For your reference, the important points for participants to note are:

Ensure you cross the intermediate timing mat on the course route to ensure accurate timing.

Wear your bib properly:

  • Please wear your race number on the front of your t-shirt or vest
  • Please wear it just above the waist and below the breastbone
  • Please ensure you have filled out the information required on the back of the race number (name, contact details of next of kin and medical information) before attaching to your running top
  • Do not wear to the back or in your pocket
  • Do not bend or tear the race number

The full route map is available to view and/or download in PDF format: View / Download (PDF doc, 12.5MB).

Route Map for 2019

For the last 16 years the Achill Half Marathon has gone from strength to strength and, with the 14th installment now upon us, we are confident that all will run smoothly today. The marathon, however, does not just 'happen'; a huge amount of effort, energy and hard work goes in for months in advance to ensure that both participants and visitors alike have a memorable experience here on Achill Island.

It is important to acknowledge the significant contribution of the many people who have made this day possible; they are: the staff of Achill Tourism, who have worked numerous late evenings, early mornings and weekends; the Marathon sub-committee that has organised this year's event; and the board members of Corrymore Promotions.

We would like to express a special word of thanks to our most generous sponsors including Kenny Volvo, Mulranny Park Hotel, Óstán Oileán Acla, Sweeneys Supervalu Achill, The Mayo News, Mayo County Council, Water & Communities Officer for Mayo & North Roscommon, Mid West Radio. We owe a debt of gratitude to the following groups: our 200+ volunteers who will be doing untold work behind the scenes on the day; the local Gardai, especially Sgt. Brian Murphy; the Civil Defence; our local doctors; the landowners; and last but by no means least, the people of Achill for their warmth, generosity and support for the event.

2024 Charity Partner:
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation


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

Discover Ireland logo

Mayo County Council logo