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ECOTRAIL WICKLOW 2019: Trail Runners from 39 countries participate in first edition

Ecotrail Wicklow took place on Saturday 28th with start and finish line on Bray Seafront.  More than 1100 participants ran up the Wicklow Mountains, through iconic locations such as Bray Head, Killruddery, Big Sugarloaf, Powerscourt Waterfall, The Wicklow Way and Roundwood Reservoir.

Ecotrail Wicklow offered 4 distances to choose from:  18k, 28k, 45k and 80k.

Early feedback from Social Media is extremely positive, with many praising the organisation, the volunteers and quality of the trails.  Through the purchase of the Ecotrail Franchise we have gained extensive international exposure with more than 39 nationalities taking part in the event.

Ecotrail Wicklow is a fantastic opportunity to help promote and establish Wicklow as the top Outdoors destination in Ireland.

“We’re absolutely delighted with how the event went on Saturday” says Fred Verdier from Wicklow Tourism.  “We’re getting fantastic feedback on social media from participants.  We need to thank the organisers, the volunteers and partners for the amazing job they did on the day”.

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council adds: “Securing the Ecotrail Franchise for Wicklow is proving very beneficial:  Wicklow is now host of a strong international sporting event!  Wicklow is an amazing year-round walking and trail running destination and Ecotrail Wicklow will help us attract domestic and international outdoor enthusiasts”.

Ecotrail Wicklow has been part funded by the EU through the LEADER / Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020

Ecotrail Wicklow is an annual event, and next year’s edition is set to happen on the 26th of September.

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