Challenge Ireland have determined that the safest and most controlled area to have the swim is in the coastal inlet south of Galway Bay Golf Resort – close to Oranmore. The Wild Atlantic Way; the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, presents some of the most breath taking scenery anywhere in the world. It’s a picture postcard of Ireland and has the spectacular backdrop of The Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. A single loop of 180K provides diverse scenery and a true taste of ‘The Emerald Isle’. The run is magical. Bridges arch over River Corrib. Wild salmon leap upstream from Nimmos Pier. Brightly painted pubs line the cobbled streets offer the perfect theatre for spectators. With live music, food & drink a’plenty. Athletes are carried forward by the rhythm of music and laughter.