Athletics: All Roads Lead to Sligo for SIONNACH RELAY 2014

Updated: February 15, 2014

Forget the financial doom and gloom, the floods and the gale force winds just turn your thoughts to July 26 and 27 in  ‘Sunny Sligo’ for the  Sionnach Relay.

It will be the first of its kind in Ireland and by taking part in it you also have the ability to help raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society and in turn help the NW Hospice.


This year you have the opportunity to run this spectacular coastal course and raise money for a great cause and if you raise €100 using the ‘just giving’ system you will get a Second Medal.

You and 7 of your craziest friends tag team running 274(ish) Km, day and night, relay-style. Only one runner hits the road at a time. Each participant runs four times, with each leg/loop ranging between 7.8 and 8.2 Km.


It’s time to Light Up Sligo! At night…


The organisers invite you to bring your creativity, smile, laugh, and leave dull at home. Sure you will be tired but dress up / let’s light up Sligo.  It is the collective light of 300 runners on the course at any given time that will make this a run to remember.  You are coming to have fun and experience something magical and different. Look the part for your night run! You will be supplied with some glow sticks but feel free to bring your own, If it is bright, blinks, shines, glows, it’s perfect!


The race takes an average of 25 hours to complete. Teams will begin in staggered start times between 10 am and 7 pm on the Saturday. You will run with your team through the night under a star-lit sky. Teams will finish on Sunday between 12:30 pm and 6 pm.


When you’re not running, you’ll be busy cheering on your teammates and soaking up the party atmosphere at Sionnach Village!


Remember too that this relay is about having fun and enjoying music at Sionnach Village while running for a great cause (The Irish Cancer Society)


Sionnach welcome athletes from all over the world and not just from Sligo or Connacht.



Have more questions? You will find full details of how and when to enter plus lots of useful advice and information (e.g: accommodation requirements)  on Sionnach’s website :

Via Twitter: @SionnachRelay  or Hashtag : #sionnachrelay

Or indeed on Facebook:



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