Mourne Way Marathon

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£40.00 - £150.00Free injury protection
About
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.
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The event experience
Atmosphere
Good

Based on 1,200 participants

Scenery
Amazing

Based on location

Elevation
Serious Climbs

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Kilbroney Park, Shore Rd, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AA, UK
Start times
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Mourne Way Marathon
Half Marathon
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21km
£40.00
Marathon
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42km
£60.00
Ultra-Trail 84k
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84km
£80.00
Ultra-Trail 168k
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168km
£150.00
Route information
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.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bespoke event buff
  • Event T-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Race prizes
  • Refreshments
  • Mourne Mountain Brewery beer
  • Chip-timed
  • Feed stations
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Race safety cover
  • Access to fantastic terrain
Train
How to get there
Kilbroney Park, Shore Rd, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AA, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Address: Kilbroney Park, Shore Rd, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3AA, UK
Parking:
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.
Accommodation
For accommodation options, please visit East Coast AdventureExternalLink, the official accommodation partner of this event.
Event day logistics
Friday
11:00 - 12:00 Ultra Trail 168k registration
13:00 Ultra Trail 168k starts
Saturday
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
Cut-off Times
  • 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.
Registration
Race pack collection and registration will be at Kilbroney ParkExternalLink.
From registration at Kilbroney Park, all participants (except the ultra runners) will be transported to their start lines by bus.
Aid Stations
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.
Support Crews
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.
Age Requirements
All participants for all distances must be aged 18 or over to take part.
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Crowds
Spectator Info
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.
Backpack
Kit List
  • 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
  • Torch
  • Mountain glow sticks on your person
  • Map and GPS/ other digital mapping software
FAQ's
Is there a minimum age to participate in the Mourne Way Marathon?
Yes, participants must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
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Can I wear headphones in the Mourne Way Marathon?
While headphones are allowed, they are not recommended due to safety reasons.
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Where will registration be for the Mourne Way Marathon?
All participants will need to register at Kilbroney Park.
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