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Whatever your interest, there´s a festival for you! Donegal boasts a year-round programme of unique and exciting festivals and events with something to suit every taste. Check out our comprehensive calendar of Festivals and Events in Donegal.

Quadrathon Challenge (Extreme North)

Gort North, Summerhill

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13th - 16th August 2020 - Quadrathon Challenge (extreme North)

This is not just another running event, it’s more personal than that, just ask anyone who’s experienced it, the concept of camaraderie, lasting friendships, amazing scenery and unequaled hospitality during this iconic 4 day running festival is unequaled at any event

Witness the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, run a different route daily, along rugged coastal roads in the unspoilt Inishowen Peninsula, home to Malin Head the most northerly point and steeped in scenery, history and tradition and experience the hospitality and warmth of both locals and event.

QUEST & WARRIOR (Half’s & Full’s)– Four day event in a paradise of amazing rugged landscapes, sometimes hilly terrain and a different routes each day. Generous cut-off times, early start’s for walkers and slow runners and fine-tuned race support ensuring runners focus is only on the challenge, and our comprehensive race logistics allows you stress free relaxation between races.

The growing success is attributed to the quality of the event and sociability of participants, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a sub 3 hr marathon or a half marathon walker, the varying start times for different abilities ensure total inclusion, no one is left behind with everyone finishing in a similar timeframe.

Whether medals are your thing or not you just can’t overlook the Quadrathon Medal, every finisher of this punishing 4 day event is a true winner and the medal is testimony to that ethos and is fitting for the achievement. We would argue that its in proportion to everything else about the event which is bigger and better.

Event uniqueness in a nut shell

Personal achievement – You’ll be in awe of your feat crossing the finish line each day

Spectacular Scenery – Words don’t describe this scenery, you’ve got to experience it

Amazing Medals – All Quad finishers are winners – the Medal matches the challenge

Friendship – Lifelong memories and friendships are the real legacy of this gathering

Hospitality – Donegal is renowned for its hospitality, the Quadrathon is hospitality


Starts Thursday 13 August 2020
Ends Sunday 16 August 2020
Type Festival and Events


QUEST – Half Marathon Run / Walk

QUEST Standard Entry Fee Early Bird Closes 31 Jan ’20
4 Half Marathons € 189.00 €169.90
3 Half Marathons €149.00 €134.00
2 Half Marathons € 105.00 € 95.00
1 Half Marathons € 54.00 € 49.00
WARRIOR – Full Marathon Run / Walk

WARRIOR Entry Fee Early Bird
4 Marathons € 245.00 € 219.90
3 Marathons € 195.00 € 175.00
2 Marathons €132.00 € 119.00
1 Marathons € 68.00 € 61.90
Extreme North, where you get a lot more for your buck

Event Buffet after each race with presentation meal on Sunday
A Combi-Medal that is as unique as the race itself.
Irelands only 4 day marathon event with different course daily
Quality event shirt for each participant
Race Support where your requirements are priority
A camaraderie that is special to the Quadrathon Festival.
Leaving with amazing memories of a special event.
All-in-all It will be your event / achievement of 2020
Accommodation costs much cheaper than most other event locations


Gort North, Summerhill,,

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