Run Free, Eat Well and Chill Out in West Cork

4 days of running and relaxation at the spectacular Wild Atlantic Glamping on Bere Island

Mary Jennings will be leading our West Cork getaways. Mary has spent her summer holidays in Beara since she was a child and loves the area. She also is VERY passionate about how fresh air and running can help us manage stress and find balance in our lives. 

So on this runners retreat she will combine both passions and help you take a little time for yourself far away from your day to day responsibilities sending you home refreshed and excited about your running future.

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What we'll be doing on your Running Retreat in West Cork


Our summer escapes are suitable for anyone who can run 5k between 25 and 35 minutes. Any longer runs we do on the escape will have plenty breaks along the way.

The focus will be on enjoyment of our running, taking some time to focus on mindful running, technique, mobility, injury prevention and planning for our running future. There is no pressure to run fast or run far! In fact, we want you to leave feeling refreshed rather than tired.

It's not all about running

We will also take time to stretch and move, have optional sea dips and of course have some time every day just to relax yourself and enjoy this amazing place.

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The Fabulous Food!

We aim to source as much as as possible directly from the island working with local chefs and home cooks. With local brown bread, seasonal produce and a little pre dinner cocktail hour (with a local twist) you will even get meet some of our food producers and taste the best West Cork has to offer.

"I went to West Cork not knowing anyone. I was nervous but needless to say I loved it. I met a lovely group of people and learned so much about running and myself."

So here's the plan


2023 Bere Island Getaway Dates: 

We will have two retreats (July and August) this summer 2023 at this fabulous venue.

  • July : Monday 17th – Thursday 20th
  • Aug : Monday 14th – Thursday 17th ( waiting list only)



The venue is made up of 10 luxury bell tents each with their own private terrace. There is an architecturally designed common area which we will use for our meals and certain coaching sessions. You can choose to book at full tent for yourself (limited availability) or team up with a running buddy to share a tent.



Luxury Bell Tent: 1 Person private €895

Luxury Bell Tent: 2 Friends Sharing €645 each


What's Included

The luxury bell tents are different sizes. Prices vary based on how many of you are sharing, but all prices include the following :

  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • Coaching and Support from Mary throughout
  • 3 pre run breakfasts
  • 3 late morning brunches/picnic lunches
  • 3 full Evening Meals
  • Time to escape and relax too
  • A few gourmet surprises

Sample Itinerary

Each day we will head out in the morning for our running adventure. We will return to our venue for brunch (or if heading further afield will have a picnic with us). In the afternoon we will have free time to relax, swim, explore or simply enjoy the view. Before our evening meal together we will have a coaching session (don’t worry – not any running here) before spending the evening doing what we do best, chatting, eating and enjoying the west cork summer air in front of the fire pit (maybe even with a few marshmallows on sticks!)

How to Book

Please email Mary with your accommodation preference. Please also let us know of any dietary requirements and a little info about the running you currently do.

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