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Mourne Way Marathon

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The Mourne Way Marathon, one of Ireland's top trail running events, is the perfect challenge to add to your summer running calendar. With an Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Marathon Challenge Walk to choose from, there is an event for everyone to experience the spellbinding route.

How to enter the Mourne Way Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26mi
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  2. Ultramarathon

    Run 52mi
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  3. 10k

    Run 10km
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  4. Half Marathon

    Run 13mi
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  5. Challenge walk

    Run 26mi
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Mourne Way Marathon routes

This well-established trail running event in 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 event offers a distance for runners of all abilities, and even a marathon challenge walk in aid of the Air Ambulance. The routes are all waymarked, and do not cross the tops of any mountains, meaning that even those newer to trail running are encouraged to participate, however, with varying terrain and uncertain weather, it promises to be a unique challenge.

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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Fully qualified marshal assistance
  • Public Liability insurance
  • Bus Transfer for participants from Kilbroney Park to the start of their event (if applicable)
  • First Responder Paramedic cover
  • Chipped Timing
  • Race number
  • Course marking
  • Manned hydration and feed stations
  • Event Branded souvenir item
  • Finishers Medal
  • Prizes for each Event (male and Female)
  • Finish Line food & refreshment.
Raceday Logistics


There will be an opportunity to register at the 26 Extreme shop in The Square, Warrenpoint, Co Down on the Friday. All competitors must report to registration in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor Co. Down alongside the finish area for registration, kit check and race briefing. Times for registration will be posted closer to the event.

Transportation to start line:

From registration at Kilbroney Park, all participants (except the ultra runners) will be transported to their start lines by bus.


06:00: Ultra-Trail Mourne Way starts

08:00: Challenge Walk starts

12:30: Marathon starts

14:00: Half Marathon starts

15:00: 10K Run/Walk starts

Event Cut Off Times

Ultra Marathon:

12:30 at 42km

15:30 at 63km

18:00 at 74km

18:30 at 79km

Challenge Walk:

12:30 at 21km

15:30 at 32km

16:30 at 37km


15:30 at 21km

18:00 at 32km

18:30 at 37km

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be aid stations along the Mourne Way Marathon routes?
Yes, there will be Ultra Marathon Checkpoints (mile 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 22, 26, 30, 34, 40, 43, 46, 49, Finish), Marathon and Challenge Walk Checkpoints (mile 4, 8, 14, 17, 20, 23, Finish), Half Marathon Checkpoints (mile 4, 7, 10, finish), 10km checkpoints (at the 5km point). All participants will also receive finish line food and water.
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.
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Mourne Way Marathon weather forecast

Possible light rain until evening.

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Meet the organizer

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26 Extreme are ranked #50 in the UK out of 275 organizers

Formed in early 2009, 26 Extreme Ltd is set to bring event organisation in Ireland to a new level. Be it a Corporate, Charitable or Sporting Event, we will ensure that no stone is left unturned when organising and managing an event. We offer a wide range of services which can be tailored to the individual needs of each client, to ensure you have an unforgettable event and memories that will last until you return once again.

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