Glendalough Trail

Image of Glendalough Trail 2013 Participants

Registration is now open for the Glendalough Trail 10km and 15.5km events.

The Glendalough Trail takes place in Co. Wicklow on Saturday, October 31, at 11am. This is the sixth year of the event, which includes a 10km jog/walk option as well as the usual 15.5km.


Early Bird Entry: €15 until June 30

Regular Entry: €20 from July 1 to October 14

Late Entry: €25 from October 15 to 28

There are a limited number of spaces available for the Glendalough Trail because of environmental restrictions in the area. Along with the entry fee for the event there is a further €50 minimum fundraising target, with all proceeds going to Fighting Blindness. Please note there is no entry on the day of the event. Anyone who raises more than €250 will be entered into a draw for a hotel break so, good luck with your fundraising!

Thank you to the 350 people who hit the ground running for last year’s event and raised over €17,000 to support research into treatments and cures for blindness. We hope all of our annual supporters, and many new ones, come and join us this year for what promises to be a great day out.

For more detailed information about the race, please visit or contact Clodagh Ryan on 01 6789 004 or

Watch a video from the 2014 Glendalough Trail here;

Testimonials from people who ran the trail in aid of Fighting Blindness

“It was a fabulous day and there was such a wonderful atmosphere well done to all involved.” – Marion Byrne

“Thanks very much for organising the race on Saturday. The area is beautiful and a super location.” – Aisling Geraghty

“I would like to congratulate you on a fantastic organised race. The course was great, tough and very scenic. The tea and sandwiches were a welcome sight at the end. I will definitely do this race again next year.” – Noel O’Connell

“Just a note to say thanks for a great day yesterday – I really enjoyed it and the organisation was excellent. It was great having the route so well marked and the tea and sandwiches afterwards went down a treat. Glendalough was at its best too – what a fab day for running.” – Mary Gurrie

“I thoroughly enjoyed the run, as did anyone else to whom I spoke afterwards. Briefing, markings, post-run refreshments, etc. were very well organised. I expect to be back next year.” – David Rouse

“I was one of the competitors in the Glendalough Trial last week. I came a credible 94th. It was a tough challenge, especially for a 54 year old but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience (especially the mucky bit near the top). A credit to you all, the organisation was brilliant and friendly and all the competitors that I came across were a joy to be around. Hats off to everyone concerned in making this such a good event.” – Keith Troughton