Celtic 100km – On this weekend

Posted on March 25, 2009 by


Welcome to the Celtic 100k – an exciting new 100km foot race in Galway, Ireland. On a flat course adjacent to the seafront promenade, participants can enjoy the fresh air of Galway Bay as they seek personal best performances over the 62.1-mile distance.

The Celtic 100k is an IAU-labelled race: Ireland’s first official world-ranking ultra event. It is recognised and endorsed by UltraRunning Ireland, the national governing body for ultrarunning.

The inaugural event on 28 March 2009 will also incorporate the Anglo Celtic Plate, a home countries international between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. The very best 100k ultra athletes in these nations will battle it out for individual honours. Five- and four-person teams will also compete in male and female divisions, respectively. The lowest cumulative time of each nation’s top three performers will determine the team title for men. The women’s title will be determined by the top two performances of each nation.

In addition to the home countries international, the 2009 Celtic 100k will decide the titles of the UK 100km Championships and the 100km Championships of Ireland.

Although the upcoming race incorporates the home countries international competition, it is an open event in which athletes from any nation can take part. The entry fee is EUR 30.