2024 Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Set in the picturesque valley of Glendalough, renowned for its ancient monastic site and natural beauty, the Lap of the Gap Marathon takes runners through a course that is both physically challenging and visually stunning. The hilly profile of the marathon adds to the challenge, as participants navigate the varied elevations of the Wicklow Mountains, offering panoramic views and a diverse running experience. Suitable for experienced marathon runners seeking a tough but rewarding course, the event is celebrated for its scenic route and the unique beauty of the Glendalough area. The Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon is more than just a race; it’s an adventure through some of Ireland’s most spectacular landscapes, providing a memorable and inspiring experience.

Date: 

Sat
May 18
2024

Location: 

Glendalough, Ireland

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

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Number of participants: 

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How to train for Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon: Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Glendalough Lap of the Gap Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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