Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick -*29th of September

Welcome to the 2013 National Marathon Championships which is taking place in Ballyhoura, County Limerick on Sunday the 29th of September. Ballyhoura is Ireland’s largest trail centre with over 90km of purpose built bike trails thanks to Coillte. This race has been held here in previous years, though the 2013 edition boasts a completely new route.

This route will be a clover leaf design which passes through the start/finish area three times, making it an interesting race for both competitors and spectators alike. The course will be a mixture of wide forest roads, official trail centre single track and lots of technical natural features. There are two distances to choose from, a 35km support race or the official 75km championship distance.

The Route

The full route will be kept secret until the day of the event.*There are two distances to choose from, 35km or 75km. The 35km route is designed to give a taste for mountain bike racing without the long distance. The 75km route is the main championship distance, a demanding course set to challenge both physical conditioning and technical ability.


Date: Sunday 29th September 2013
Registration: 9.00 to 10.30
75km Race Start: 11.30
35km Race Start: 11.35
Assembly: 11.15
Awards Presentation approximately 16.00


Elite Men
Elite Women
Expert Men (Age 19 – 29, Non Championship Category)
Expert Women (Age 19 plus, Non Championship Category)
Masters (Age 30 – 39)
Vets (Age 40 – 49)
Classic Vets (Age 50 plus, Non Championship Category)
35km Support Race Men & Juniors (Age 16 plus)
35km Support Race Women & Juniors (Age 16 plus)


Online entry only here.
Online entry fee (35km and 75km) – 25
5 surcharge for entries on the day
20 one day licence
5 parking per day

In The Pits

Catering service selling hot food and drinks
Public toilets and showers
Live DJ
Bike Mechanics
Bike Wash

For more info please visit website HERE