The 2023 route is being reviewed and adjusted with the 2024 route to be announced shortly.
The 10KM 2023 route started a few hundred metres before the finish line down towards Romain Island, at the end of Westport Quay, with beautiful views over Clew Bay and the surrounding area. The route was marked with BLUE KM markers and directional markers for competitors. There were also BLUE paint road markings for each km. Busy junctions and other key areas were marshalled. The route is primarily flat, with a total overall elevation of 97m spread throughout the route. Competitors ran toward Westport Quay, turning right onto a slip road at the 700m mark.
Cross the road at The Towers pub (800m) and follow the road before turning left at the Quay School/Bus Eireann depot and then turning right onto the Westport Railway walk (1k). A slight drag along parts of the Railway walk, running towards Westport town until a right turn before the low bridge just beyond the 2.5k mark. Turn right after 50m onto the walkway running adjacent to the R335 Louisburgh Road. With great views out to Croagh Patrick, run along the walkway, past the marshalled junction at Ardmore and Cloghan (4km).
Be sure to follow the indented path just before the 5km mark at Aughavale Cemetery, before turning right at the marshalled junction (Belclare) just before the 6km mark. A full road closure is in place along the L1801 from Belclare Junction (6k) to the Ardmore Junction (8.5k approx) so please use the width of the road.
Passing the 6km marker, running downhill back towards Westport Quay, most of the running will be along pedestrian path with one or two short stretches along the main road (marshalled).
With the waters of Clew Bay to your left as you pass 7km, run along the footpath, passing the Sheebeen pub on your right before turning immediately left to complete the short loop of Rosbeg, passing the 8km mark. Rejoining the L1801, you are now running downhill, passing the Bus Eireann depot again (9k), before running back towards the Towers bar. Turn immediately left at the Towers, run along the slip road before turning left again and heading down the last stretch to the finish line at Romain Island.