Put on your running shoes and take in spectacular coastal views by joining the ongoing series of West Cork Island summertime runs!
Whether you’re committed to running and looking to beat your personal best in stunning surroundings, or you’re looking for a fun and energetic day out with your running buddies in a unique location, we’ve got a run for you. Each island’s course has its own challenges and amazing views to spur you on.
There are distances to suit everyone, with a mixture of courses and distances for all types of runners.
Be part of some great runs on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!
Choose one race to work towards, or be an island-running hero and tackle them all!
- Bere Island Midsummer Run – July 14th 2018
- Cape Clear Run – August 4th 2018
- Sherkin Island ‘Do Run Run’ – August 11th 2018
- Heir Island Run – August 16th 2018
And there’ll be plenty of craic after each race with music & BBQs too!
Bere Island’s Weekly parkrun
If you can’t make it for one of the summer run series events, why not join Bere Island’s regular parkrunners for an experience of island running. You’ll take in spectacular views across the island, Bantry Bay and the Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas as you run.
Bantry Bay Adventure Race 2018
The summer’s greatest island challenge will take place on August 25th with the third annual Bantry Bay Adventure Race drawing competitors from far and near to tackle running on Whiddy Island, kayaking on the Bantry Bay Blueway, and cycling on the Sheep’s Head peninsula which flanks Whiddy and Bere islands.
With limited spaces, an amazing course, and wonderful views, it’s going to an event to remember for competitors and spectators alike!
Remember, there are regattas on throughout the summer too, so if sailing’s your thing, check out our events calendar for details.