Nephin Up and Over Challenge – 14th April 2018

North Mayo's newest adventure challenge

Nephin Up and Over Challenge 2017

Hot on the heels of the highly anticipated Mayo Mud Run comes the Nephin Up and Over Challenge.

Nephin Up and Over Challenge - 2nd April 2017 LogoThe newest adventure challenge in North Mayo, the second annual Nephin Up and Over Challenge on the region’s highest mountain takes place on Saturday, April 14th at 2pm.

The Nephin Up and Over Challenge starts with a 3.5km road run from scenic Lahardane village in North Mayo to the foot of Nephin Mountain, an ascent from Carrowskeheen and descent by Cloughbrack followed by a 6.5km road run back to Lahardane. Afterwards, there’ll be a prizegiving ceremony in Murphy’s Pub, Lahardane Village, and of course some refreshments and entertainment too.

The Up and Over Challenge is a fundraiser for three great local causes – Glen Neiphin Men’s Shed, Nephin View Restoration Group and Lahardane Tidy Towns Group.

Times to beat 

In 2017, the male winner, David Sands romped home in 1hr 27m 32s, while  Rachel Nolan took the women’s title in 1h 52m 22s.

Nephin Up and Over Challenge Entry Information

The Up and Over Challenge commences at 12pm on Saturday, April 14th  2018.  Spaces for Up and Over 2018 are strictly limited, so register today. Walkers, hikers and runners of all levels aged over 18 are welcome. Registration closes on April 12th.

Entry fee: €30 single entry (€25 before February 16th), or €100 for a group of four.

Registration includes post-race refreshments in Murphy’s.


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Book your accommodation for the Nephin Up and Over Challenge and avail of some special event discounts! 

Main image: © Nephin Up and Over Challenge


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