Achill Half Marathon & 10K VIRTUAL EVENT Saturday 12th September 2020.

The Achill-based 2020 Half Marathon and 10K run has been cancelled. A virtual event will now take place on the same date. For full details please see

Message from event organisers, 11th August 2020:

The Achill Half Marathon and 10K (AHM10K) is normally the high point of the Summer Tourist season on Achill Island. As always, the welfare of the runners, volunteers and local community has remained a priority for the AHM10K Operations Team, since last May, when the decision was taken to defer from its normal July live event to a date in September. The live event planning has been at an advanced stage throughout July.

The AHM10K Operations team and volunteers met to discuss the latest guidance from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) dated 4th August 2020 – specifically the regulations regarding outdoor events. Following careful consideration, the AHM10K team has reluctantly decided to cancel the live Achill Half Marathon and 10K event scheduled for 12th September 2020.

The final meeting outcome to cancel the live AHM10K event was not taken lightly, however the team felt that the decision could not be postponed until the next NPHET guidelines are issued at the end of August for outdoor events, as it would not provide adequate notice for registered participants.

If you are a registered runner for the live September event, the team has emailed you with more comprehensive information as to your next steps.

On a positive note, the 2020 Achill Half Marathon and 10K VIRTUAL race is going ahead as planned.The registration for our virtual event will re open on the 24th August.

The team at AHM10K have already started planning for the 2021 live event planned for July 3rd 2021.

Registration for 2021 will open on the 31 st August next and Achill looks forward to rolling out the welcome mat for 2021.

Run Ireland Double Award Winners

The Achill Half Marathon & 10K has been awarded ‘Best Half Marathon’ and ‘Most Scenic Route’ in the prestigious Run Ireland ‘Best of 2018’ awards.

Full details of the Achill Half Marathon & 10K at

Race results and photos from the 2019 event are available from Pop Up Races: