The Castle Run Series - Lough Cutra Castle

Gort, Co Galway

Organiser's Description

The launch of the Castle Run Series brought stunning off-road half marathon and 10k runs to each of the iconic castles and event weekends in the Castle Triathlon Series. This will also be the first year to host a Full Marathon distance at Lough Cutra Castle.

This stunning and unique multi-terrain course will incorporate spectator friendly loops of beautiful countryside, the Castle lake, quaint local villages and of course Lough Cutra Castle itself.

Arguably the finest castle in the series, Lough Cutra provides a fitting backdrop for the curtain raiser of the 2020 Castle Run Series. This first race sets the scene for a competitive and fun series, hosted within the beautiful grounds and surrounding area of stunning South Galway.


  • 10 km 15 yrs +
    £23 BOOK
  • Half Marathon 17 yrs +
    £30 BOOK
  • Marathon 18 yrs +
    £49 BOOK

Each runner will receive a medal and will be welcomed across the finish line with a banquet of well-earned treats, with live bands, food stalls, a retail area and camping at the castle making the weekend a festival of sporting achievements.

Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, Co Galway,

From Dublin: Follow the N6 for Galway. At Loughrea avoid the bypass signposted for Gort, but head straight on into the town. At the end of the town turn left at the Westbridge onto the N66 signposted for Gort. Entering Gort turn left at the T Junction onto the N18. After c. 2 miles there is a small road to the left. Take this and immediately in front of you are the Main Gates to Lough Cutra Castle.

From Shannon: Only 40 minute drive from Shannon airport. Take the N66 northbound for Ennis and Galway. After Ennis continue through Crusheen. After c. 5 miles there is a small car sales forecourt. Take the next right turn onto a small road (c. 0.75 miles) and the main entrance to Lough Cutra Castle is on your right.

All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race.

Each weekend will continue the festival theme with live music, a climbing wall, children’s inflatables, yoga and an array of retail outlets and concessions.

Each Castle Triathlon Series race will offer a variety of locally-sourced foods, with a huge variety of refreshments for competitors and spectators alike.

All Castle Triathlon Series races will feature a bumper event village

Competitors’ supporters can gain free entry to this event.

The Castle Triathlon Series is offering camping at all UK and Irish castles (but we don’t supply the tent). If you are a camper with a tent or have a campervan or caravan, take this fantastic opportunity to stay within the spectacular grounds of the Castle at which you are competing.

There will be toilet and showering facilities available at all sites.

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