Wicklow & Powerscourt Waterfall to host International Trail Running Event

Wicklow is to become the 10th destination worldwide to host the prestigious international Eco Trails nature race event. The trails will take participants to some of Wicklow’s most scenic locations including Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland’s highest at 121m.

On Saturday 28th September 2019 this epic event will start and finish on Bray Seafront.  Wicklow will welcome trail runners from around the world to experience our amazing scenery, across a selection of challenging routes; 17km, 28km, 42km and 80km.

“This event will be a truly scenic feast.” says 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.

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

For further information on Ecotrail Wicklow, visit https://wicklow.ecotrail.com/

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