About The Run

Richard Donovan, an ultramarathon runner from Ireland, will attempt to run a distance of 3,000 km from Istanbul to Rotterdam during the summer of 2016. 

The 'Trans Europe Run' from the Black Sea to the Atlantic Ocean will encompass 9 countries; Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.

It is a challenging but scenic route that includes mountains, rivers and cities, including Istanbul, Sofia, Linz, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Bonn, Cologne and Rotterdam. Richard can also expect temperatures of 40+ Degrees Celsius in some locations. 

He will be accompanied by a support car and driver during the run, primarily to transport him to accommodation at the end of each day.

You can follow Richard's progress daily at https://www.facebook.com/Trans-Europe-Run-1284110364950006/