Escaping from Dubin Castle on Friday, January 17th, 2020
One route, three challenges
For the traditionalists, challenge yourself by following in Art's footsteps; walking from Dublin Castle to Glenmalure. You'll walk through the night, catching the sunrise as you go. A change of clothes in your drop-bag, at checkpoint one, will help you through the tough 23km of open hillside. Guiding is available, from checkpoint one, if you need a little help with navigation.
Comfortable running on the road, but prefer to walk in the hills? Hybrid might be for you. You'll run approximately 30km from the Castle to checkpoint one, in Ballynultagh Wood. Here, your hillwalking gear will be waiting for you. You can cover the remaining 23km at a more sedate pace. Like the trek, guiding is available from checkpoint one if you could use some help with navigation.
Why not go all out, running away from imagined captivity in Dublin Castle? After approximately 30km of road, you'll reach checkpoint one. Here, you can avail of the creature comforts in your drop-bag, and prepare yourself for the 23km of open hillside to come. You'll need to be comfortable with navigation for the ultra category, there's no guiding available for ultras.