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Excel sports

Be the Best You

Excel Sports are a Donegal based sports event organisation that organise and promote unique sporting events, challenges and training around County Donegal, Ireland.

We now offer four premium events and participation in our hiking/training club, Adventure Running Donegal.

Our belief is to ‘be the best YOU can be’. Our aim is to encourage and empower participants of all levels to engage in health and fitness experiences while appreciating the beauty of the county and all that it has to offer.
Our philosophy is that wellbeing is intrinsically linked to being outdoors, which is why our events and training all take place outside, surrounded by nature.

We have a passion for the ability of others to bring out the best in people, so our events and training group also have a social focus.

We challenge people to do something they didn’t think they could.

Our values can be summarised as: Local and sustainable, nature-loving, healthy and social

Road / Mountain Running Events

Virtual Events

Weekly Training Sessions



In person running routes are always planned beforehand to ensure that the distance is calculated correctly, as well as provide the accurate mapping to all our runners. We work to help you achieve your goals safely and comfortably. The directions are guaranteed to be exact and can be downloaded through your mobile device. You can easily share your routes on social media for fun!

Quick Registration

Send us your application and wait for a quick response.


Easy access start & finish lines.

Medical Support

Emergency help is always at your service at our in-person events.

drink stations

Stay hydrated and healthy at our drinking stations.



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All Events
Ireland, Killybegs / Glencolumbkille May 21 2023Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon

World Cup Status for the Seven Sisters 30km Race 2022




We are beyond proud that our 2022 Seven Sister Skyline 30 km endurance race was a World Cup Event.

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) included our race in their Mountain Running World Cup Calendar 2022 under the Silver Label category.

The 2022 Seven Sister Skyline event took place May 21st in Dunlewey, Donegal, marking the first in the WMRA calendar for the Silver Label Category. The race takes in the 7 peaks from Muckish to Errigal, providing competitors with challenging climbs and terrain as well as stunning vistas.

This is the first time a race of this kind has gained World Cup status in Ireland.

Wondering what it’s like? Read this World Mountain Running Association World Cup Preview.

The Seven Sisters Skyline Race 2022 was proudly sponsored by Kinnegar Brewing and supported by Fáilte Ireland and Go Visit Donegal.

Wild Atlantic Way




We have 4 premium events in Donegal, Ireland. Our routes have something for everyone, but most importantly they are all based in beautiful, scenic locations.

All Events
Ireland, Ballybofey, Ballybofey October 02 2022Donegal East
Ireland, Teelin October 15 2022Slieve League Adventure Run
Ireland, Killybegs / Glencolumbkille May 21 2023Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon


IT's in Our DNA

Excel Sports, Cappry, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, F93 YX57

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