Mourne Way Marathon
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Come to experience one of Northern Ireland's top trail running events and add the perfect challenge to your summer running calendar. With between 168k and 21k of trail running to choose from, there is an event for everyone to experience the spellbinding route.
Marathon, Ultra-Trail 168k, Ultra-Trail 84k, and 1 more
Fri 10th Jun 2022
Rostrevor, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 1,200 participants
Based on location
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Kilbroney Park, Shore Rd, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AA, UK
Ultra-Trail 168k:1:00pm |
Ultra-Trail 84k:6:00am |
This well-established trail running event in Northern Ireland attracts runners from all over Europe and beyond to the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to participate in this stunning and challenging trail event. The area is a unique, granite landscape shaped by ice and man, and will offer runners stunning views of coast, sea, and countryside as they traverse the forest trails and mountain paths of the wild terrain.
The routes are all waymarked, and do not cross the tops of any mountains, however, there will be varying terrain including rocks and gravel trails to open mountain, mud and grass.
Trail shoes are a must for this event.
Organiser route images
- Finisher's Medal
- Bespoke event buff
- Event T-shirt
- Goody bag
- Race prizes
- Mourne Mountain Brewery beer
- Feed stations
- Fully marked and marshalled
- Race safety cover
- Access to fantastic terrain
How to get there
Kilbroney Park, Shore Rd, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AA, UKGet full directions
Address: Kilbroney Park, Shore Rd, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AA, UK
Parking will be available on the day, please follow signs to the parking area. Specific car park locations will be available closer to the time and will be dependent on ground conditions.
For accommodation options, please visit East Coast Adventure, the official accommodation partner of this event.
Event day logistics
11:00 - 12:00 Ultra Trail 168k registration
13:00 Ultra Trail 168k starts
05:00 - 05:30 Ultra Trail 84k registration
06:00 Ultra Trail 84k starts
07:00 - 10:30 Mourne Way Marathon registration
12:00 Mourne Way Marathon starts
07:00 - 12:30 Mourne Way Half Marathon registration
13:00 Bus leaves for Half Marathon start line
14:00 Mourne Way Half Marathon starts
- Ultra Trail 168k - 31 hours
- Ultra Trail 84k - 14 hours
- Mourne Way Marathon - 8 hours
- Mourne Way Half Marathon - 6 hours
Bus to Start Line
All participants for the half marathon must use the buses departing at 13:00 to get from the registration area to the start line. There will be no individual access to the start line.
Race pack collection and registration will be at Kilbroney Park.
From registration at Kilbroney Park, all participants (except the ultra runners) will be transported to their start lines by bus.
There will be aid stations evenly spread across all the courses. The locations of the aid stations are marked on the course routes:
Safety and Medical Support
There will be a dedicated mountain Check Point Crew located along the course at strategic point who will monitor and record both your progress and your physical and mental state. If you require medical attention one of the private paramedics to your location if appropriate. The team will be there if you need them.
Competitors for the 168k will require support crews for the first half of this event. Their role will be to meet their competitor(s) at designated points in the event to offer food, water, clothing, moral support etc. It is also encouraged that no more than one of the support crew accompany their competitor in the hours of darkness during first lap of the course to assist with navigating in the dark. It will be waymarked but at some point for everyone it will be dark. From 6am on day 2 all support crews will stand down and make their way to the 2nd lap turn around point in Newcastle.
All participants for all distances must be aged 18 or over to take part.
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Family and friends are more than welcome to come along to this event to show support. Supporters also add an atmosphere and additional energy to the experience for all the other participants and the crew. The best place for your supporters is at the run into the finish in Kilbroney Park as there will be a festival type atmosphere in the park that day.
- Trail running specific shoes / Walking Boots
- Hydration pack or water bottle
- Energy snacks
- Windproof top
- Hat or Buff
- Appropriate clothing to keep you warm in any adverse weather
Ultra Trail 168k Runners Kit List
- Mountain glow sticks on your person
- Map and GPS/ other digital mapping software
Is there a minimum age to participate in the Mourne Way Marathon?
Yes, participants must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
Can I wear headphones in the Mourne Way Marathon?
While headphones are allowed, they are not recommended due to safety reasons.
Where will registration be for the Mourne Way Marathon?
All participants will need to register at Kilbroney Park.
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