Waterville Trailrunning Festival 2022
Waterville, Kerry, Ireland
3 Races, 3 Days, 3 Champions
WTF 130km Ultra Trail Race
WTF 43km Trail Race
WTF 25km Half(ish) Trail Race
12km Classic Trail Race
The Waterville Trailrunning Festival is a series of trail races over 3 days, along the Lough Currane/Derrynane loop of the Kerry Way, on the Atlantic tip of the Iveragh Peninsula.
Covering some of the most scenic sections of the Kerry Way in Waterville, Derrynane and the surrounding areas.
The WTF Ultra Stage Race and the WTF Ultra Marathon races looped course will travel through Derrynane Beach right down at sea level up to the highest point on the Kerry Way at Eagle's Hill and back around Lough Currane. A fully way marked route including rough mountainside, single track and tarred road. Stunning area of natural beauty, including majestic sea views, rugged mountain passes and foothills, lake and island vistas, and a fantastic 5km ridge run offering unparalleled views across Ballinskelligs Bay and of the Skelligs.
Race headquarters will be Waterville village, with loops starting/finishing at Lough Currane Holiday Homes in the heart of the village and the Classic Trail starting in Derrynane and also finishing at Lough Currane Holiday Homes. Each of the races is self sufficient, with crew support allowed for the looped races only at specified locations. Runners participating in the WTF Ultra Stage Race and the WTF Ultra Marathon races provided with a GPS tracker and runners in the WTF Classic Trail Race will be timed with electronic timing. Hand crafted awards will be presented to each race winner and all finishers will receive a finishers gift pack.
The festival is a not for profit event, after all costs have been covered if there are any funds remaining they will be donated to local charities.