Waterville Trailrunning Festival

May 04, 2019 - May 05, 2019 # 1
The event starts at 09:00.

3 Races, 3 Days, 3 Champions

129km 3 Day Ultra Stage Race

43km Ultra Marathon

12km Classic Trail Race

The Waterville Trailrunning Festival is a series of trail races over 3 days, along the Lough Currane/Derrynane loop of the Kerry Way, on the Atlantic tip of the Iveragh Peninsula.

Covering some of the most scenic sections of the Kerry Way in Waterville, Derrynane and the surrounding areas.
The WTF Ultra Stage Race and the WTF Ultra Marathon races looped course will travel through Derrynane Beach right down at sea level up to the highest point on the Kerry Way at Eagle’s Hill and back around Lough Currane. A fully way marked route including rough mountainside, single track and tarred road. Stunning area of natural beauty, including majestic sea views, rugged mountain passes and foothills, lake and island vistas, and a fantastic 5km ridge run offering unparalleled views across Ballinskelligs Bay and of the Skelligs.

Race headquarters will be Waterville village, with loops starting/finishing at Lough Currane Holiday Homes in the heart of the village and the Classic Trail starting in Derrynane and also finishing at Lough Currane Holiday Homes. Each of the races is self sufficient, with crew support allowed for the looped races only at specified locations. Runners participating in the WTF Ultra Stage Race and the WTF Ultra Marathon races provided with a GPS tracker and runners in the WTF Classic Trail Race will be timed with electronic timing. Hand crafted awards will be presented to each race winner and all finishers will receive a finishers gift pack.

The festival is a not for profit event, after all costs have been covered if there are any funds remaining they will be donated to local charities.

Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

Contact

22 Lough Currane Waterville Kerry V23 TD39 Ireland

Races

WTF 129km Ultra Stage Race

May 04, 2019 (Saturday) - 09:00
Cut off: 17:00 hours
Multiday Race
129.6 kilometers
3,720 meters
3,720 meters
 
3 ITRA Points
Trail Multiple loops Hilly Countryside Mountain Sand Mud Forest Seaside / Lakeside UTMB qualifier Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 30.
 

Distance: 129.6km (3 Stages, 3 Days, 43km per Stage/Day)
Ascent: 3,720 metres
Descent: 3,720 metres
Race Format: 3 Day Stage Race
ITRA Points: 3
UTMB Points: 3
1 full loop on each of 3 consecutive days – lowest combined time wins.
Day 1 – Clockwise loop.
Day 2 – Anticlockwise loop.
Day 3 – Direction is Race Directors choice, informed to runners at the end of day 2 (Just after the final finisher of the day has crossed the finish line).
Race starts at 09:00 each day.
Finish line cut off at 17:00 each day.
Any participant failing to finish within the cut-off time will not be eligible to start the next stage.

Route Overview:
A 43.2 km, 1,240m elevation clockwise loop of the Kerry Way, starting in Waterville, continuing along the northern side of Lough Currane, crossing the hills at the eastern end of the Lake, ascending Eagle Hill, dropping down to the shore in Derrynane and back around through the saddle by Coomakista to finish in Waterville. A fully way marked route including rough mountainside, single track and tarred road. Stunning area of natural beauty, including majestic sea views, rugged mountain passes and foothills, lake and island vistas, and a fantastic 5km ridge run offering unparalleled views across Ballinskelligs Bay. And in case you miss anything going clockwise, don’t worry you will get to do it anti-clockwise also. Maps below.

Entry:
Cost of entry is €100.
Entry fee is non refundable and non transferable.
Full race day instructions will be emailed to entrants a minimum of 4 weeks before race day.

Included in entry fee:
GPS tracker and link to race tracking site.
Public liability insurance.
Wilderness first responder assistance.
Free parking.
Free camping (for Stage Race Participants and one support crew with advance confirmation).
Fully way marked route.
Branded finishers souvenirs.
Finish line food and refreshments.

WTF 12km Classic Trail Race

May 04, 2019 (Saturday) - 11:00
Cut off: 16:00 hours
Running
12 kilometers
330 meters
330 meters
Trail Point to Point Hilly Countryside Mountain Sand Mud Forest Seaside / Lakeside Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 60.
 

Distance: 12km
Ascent: 330 metres
Descent: 330 metres
Race Format: Single Day, One Direction
A to B race from Derrynane Wildlife Sanctuary Car Park via the Kerry Way to Lough Currane Holiday Homes, Waterville (competitors bussed to starting line) – fastest runner wins.
Race starts at 11:00 on Saturday, May 4th 2019.
Finish line cut off at 16:00.

Route Overview:
Starting in Derrynane, this race covers tracks, trails, beaches, fields and a few bits of tarmac too. Stunning views of Derrynane, Kenmare Bay, the Beara Peninsula, Ballinskelligs Bay, the Skelligs and Waterville along the way. With fast grassy ramps, technical single track and some leg screaming and lung busting climbs to challenge runners of all standards.

Entry:
Cost of entry is €40.
Entry fee is non refundable and non transferable.
Full race day instructions will be emailed to entrants a minimum of 4 weeks before race day.

Included in entry fee:
Electronic Timing.
Public liability insurance.
Bus transfers (if requested).
Wilderness first responder assistance.
Free parking.
Fully way marked route.
Branded finishers souvenirs.
Finish line food and refreshments.

WTF 43km Ultra Marathon

May 05, 2019 (Sunday) - 10:00
Cut off: 18:00 hours
Running
43.2 kilometers
1,240 meters
1,240 miles
 
2 ITRA Points
Trail Single loop Hilly Countryside Mountain Sand Mud Forest Seaside / Lakeside UTMB qualifier Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 30.
 

Distance: 43.2km
Ascent: 1,240 metres
Descent: 1,240 metres
ITRA Points: 2
UTMB Points: 2
Race Format: Single Day, Single Loop Race – fastest runner wins.
Race starts at 10:00 on Sunday, May 5th 2019.
Finish line cut off at 17:00.

Route Overview:
A 43.2 km, 1,240m elevation clockwise loop of the Kerry Way, starting in Waterville, continuing along the northern side of Lough Currane, crossing the hills at the eastern end of the Lake, ascending Eagle Hill, dropping down to the shore in Derrynane and back around through the saddle by Coomakista to finish in Waterville. A fully way marked route including rough mountainside, single track and tarred road. Stunning area of natural beauty, including majestic sea views, rugged mountain passes and foothills, lake and island vistas, and a fantastic 5km ridge run offering unparalleled views across Ballinskelligs Bay. Maps below.

Entry:
Cost of entry is €75.
Entry fee is non refundable and non transferable.
Full race day instructions will be emailed to entrants a minimum of 4 weeks before race day.

Included in entry fee:
GPS tracker and link to race tracking site.
Public liability insurance.
Wilderness first responder assistance.
Free parking.
Fully way marked route.
Branded finishers souvenirs.
Finish line food and refreshments.