This parkrun is located close to the centre of Buncrana town in County Donegal, and so is within easy access for the town residents. For those driving to the run, there is a large car park, and for those who wish to take public transport there is a bus service that will get you to Buncrana on Friday evening. There are also toilets available close to the start line but no changing facilities.
This parkrun is an out and back course which has a mixture of paved and gravel surfaces. The parkrun has an incredible setting on the coast with spectacular views out over Lough Swilly. There are also interesting historical features along the course including the 15th century “Keep” and a fort built to counter the threat of French invasion. The course is undulating with several short climbs and descents over the little dunes along the coast. Part of the course is on a public road, so care is needed, but this section is marshalled and cars are cautioned also.
Parkrunners go to a cafe a short distance from the start line for coffee. Breakfast is available here too.
The scenery and history around this course make this a very special parkrun. So much so that when you finish the course the first thing you want to do is to go back over the course to check it out, which is always a good sign. Also, the finish line is right next to the beach which offers a great opportunity for a refreshing dip after the run.