Wicklow to Host International Eco Trail Race

Wicklow is to become the 10th destination worldwide to host the prestigious international Eco Trails nature race event.

The 2019 Race Series got underway in Paris last weekend and will take in Florence, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Oslo, Brussels, Geneva and Madrid in Europe as well as Putrajaya in Malaysia and Chiang Mai in Thailand.

The Irish leg of the series will take participants to some of Wicklow’s most scenic locations including Powerscourt Waterfall.

It will take place on Saturday 28th September, starting and and finishing on Bray Seafront.

There will be a selection of routes ranging from 17km up to 80km.


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“This event will be a truly scenic feast.” said Fred Verdier from Wicklow County Tourism.

“Exclusive access to the world renowned Powerscourt and Kilruddery Estates will very much enhance the experience for the participants. Any running enthusiast should have this event on their ‘must do’ list”.”

“Other scenery highlights on the course include Bray Head, The Great Sugarloaf, the Wicklow Way, Lough Tay viewing point and Piers Gate, Roundwood and the Vartry Reservoir.”

“Wicklow is a unique outdoors and holiday destination for both domestic and international tourists,” added Aoife O’Driscoll, Marketing and Communications Manager for Powerscourt Estate.

“It is located 30 minutes from bustling Dublin City Centre yet offers breathtakingly beautiful mountain landscapes, the seaside, cultural and heritage gems and the finest in accommodation and local food.”

“We at Powerscourt Waterfall are excited to be part of this world first for Ireland which has enormous potential to highlight Wicklow and Ireland as a premier tourism and trail running destination.”


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