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26 Extreme

Formed in early 2009, 26 Extreme Ltd is set to bring event organisation in Ireland to a new level. Be it a Corporate, Charitable or Sporting Event, we will ensure that no stone is left unturned when organising and managing an event. We offer a wide range of services which can be tailored to the individual needs of each client, to ensure you have an unforgettable event and memories that will last until you return once again.

Staged from the Silent Valley in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, the Wall Adventure Duathlon will take you on a tour of the Mourne Mountains like no other. Run in idyllic nature trails in the Silent Valley to start off, ride the ups and downs of the bike loop and run through the heart of the Mournes to finish.

The Wall – Adventure Duathlon

April

The Wall – Adventure Duathlon

The Coast 2 Coast Mountain Stage is an individual event, happening on Sunday the 21st May. So if cycling and kayaking over 270km across Ireland isnt for you but you would like to compete or just take part in the final stage of this gruelling event then look no further.

You will start the mountain race at the same location the Coast 2 Coast Multi Sport competitors make the transition from bike to Run in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor and follow the same route as them to the finish line in Newcastle. In fact we are timing it so you will be running with the majority of them. With over 32km of mountain roads, forest tracks, open mountain trails and a summit of Northern Irelands Highest peak, Slieve Donard, to navigate, this isnt a challenge for the faint of heart.

Coast to Coast Mountain Race

May

Coast to Coast Mountain Race

Having established itself as one of Irelands premier off road running events this event is set to attract participants from across the world that will come to compete alongside fellow runners on this spellbinding route.

We are offering Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k distances. There will be a challenge walk event for a charity, which will be for Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke.

The beauty of the Mourne Way events is that all routes are fully waymarked and do not cross the tops of any mountains. They traverse the foothills of the mountains as opposed to crossing them and in doing so all participants will be able to enjoy the views of the mountains without having to climb them. The Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a unique; largely granite landscape shaped by ice and man, with stunning vistas of coast, sea and countryside and all competitors will get a chance to take in these sights along the route. As with all 26 Extreme events, there will be a high level of support and feed stations en route.

Participants in all events will be chipped timed by our timing partner Jaguar Platinum Systems.

Mourne Way Marathon

June

Mourne Way Marathon

A race designed by women for women!

This run has been designed with you in mind, and will challenge you in all the right places. We have asked you what you wanted from previous years and we continue to deliver. This 10K event brings you into the beautiful countryside that Newry and Mourne has to offer, whilst keeping you running or walking entirely on tarmac and on an ever-decreasing gradient. What more could you ask for?

Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon

August

Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon

Having established itself as one of the most scenic marathons in the world, this year's Causeway Coast Marathon is set to attract participants from across the globe, who will come to compete alongside fellow runners on this fantastic route.

With the addition of the ultra marathon distance, there's now an event for everyone from the serious ultra runner to the 10K specialists, along with marathon and half marathon options. There's also a Challenge Walk along the 26-mile route for those avid walkers out there, which is being hosted by the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association.

Causeway Coast Marathon

September

Causeway Coast Marathon

The Tollymore Trail Marathon is the perfect end of year trail ultra marathon, marathon and half marathon event, along with a 10K race.

Join us for these trail running events in the stunning setting of Tollymore Forest Park.

Tollymore Trail Marathon Events

November

Tollymore Trail Marathon Events

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