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2013 Route Map

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This messageboard is only for Registered Runners who cannot take part in the 2014 Warriors Run to advertise their place. It is NOT for those looking for a place (please use our Facebook page for that purpose).

When you have completed your post, you will receive a confirmation email with a link which you must click on to activate your post (your post will not be seen on messageboard until this is done).

We recommend you do all transactions by email only. Please remember your place is only transferred when you send your registration email along with NEW RUNNERS details to

Runners when you transfer your place, please send an email to to let us know that place has been taken and we will then remove your email address to prevent further queries.



Warriors Run 30th Anniversary Commemerative Plaque

Unique Gifts
in Quayside Shopping Centre, Sligo have designed this wonderful plaque that is available to all (runners and visitors) as a souvenir of the 30th Anniversary of The Warriors Run.  The plaque itself is 6 inches x 4 inches, made from slate and is engraved with the Warriors Logo.  It also comes in a lovely presentation box.   Price €15.00

Order today via Paypal button below and you can collect it from The Festival Marquee on the day of the Run (bring your PayPal receipt with you for collection).


30th Anniversary Warriors Run
Special Slate Plaque



So You Think A 15K Run Is A Piece Of Cake ?

Not 'Round Here It Ain't.....'

Welcome to Strandhill, Co. Sligo home of The Warriors Run, one of Ireland's toughest competitive races.

Strandhill Village is 8 kilometres west of Sligo town, is situated on the Atlantic seaboard and nestles at the foot of Knocknarea Mountain. On its summit (1,070 ft), sits a megalithic cairn where Maeve the legendary Queen of Conaught is reputedly buried.

Each year runners from all over Ireland (and various parts of the world) converge on Strandhill to follow in the footsteps of her ancient warriors.

The Warriors Run takes competitors from the Cannon Gun at the beachfront in Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea, around Queen Maeves Cairn and back to the beachfront again. For the uninitiated, a 15 Kilometre race might seem easy. Not the Warriors Run!  The race is classified as a road and hill race or multi-terrained, so whilst approximately nine of its kilometres are on paved roads, it is the special six kilometres in the middle, to the top of Knocknarea that gives the race its bite. These six kilometres include a 700 foot climb through fields, loose gravel, unsurfaced and heather paths. At its steepest incline on the way up, even the most professional athlete slows to a walk and then brace themselves to face the equally daunting downhill run, back down the often slippery slopes, even in the driest of weather.

Despite the endurance trait of the race, each year around 800 runners take part in this unique event to cross the finish line at the beachfront and earn the honour of being able to say that they completed The Warriors Run.


The Warriors Run is a physically challenging event and only those who have sufficiently trained for this event or who are experienced runners should take part. Persons with medical conditions should consult their Doctor/GP before taking part.

Event time limit is set at 2.5 hours.
Broom wagon will pick up stragglers after this time