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Gaelforce Events

Our iconic, award-winning events bring competitors through the most interesting routes and varied terrains in the most stunning of landscapes. Our mission is to continue to seek out new challenges and unique race offerings to bring the best of adventure racing to Ireland. You won’t find locations or challenges like these anywhere else!

The inaugural Gaelforce West Adventure Race took place in August 2006, in association with Failte Ireland. This annual event now sees up to 3,000 competitors take to the Galway and Mayo hills to complete a challenging 65km course.

Our hugely popular John West Gaelforce 10k Trilogy brings our events to three scenic locations on the east coast of Ireland and are accessible to all levels from beginners to experienced runners.

The Great Fjord Swim, an open water swimming event with three distances takes place every autumn in Killary Fjord and our famous Turf Challenge event brings the original and best mud run to Connemara every November.

In 2015 we launched the first Gaelforce Mountain Run - a tough challenge for experienced mountain runners on spectacular unmarked routes through the Maamturk Mountains – a real Gaelforce staff favourite. This event is now part of the SKYRUNNER® UK & IRELAND SERIES 2021.

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