Irish Mountain
Running Association


Sunday 3 September, 2017
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Munster League 
Entry details:
No entry details have been entered for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

A point to point race from Ballyhooly to Killavullen across the Nagles mountains with some changes to the route from previous years. The route covers approx. 19km with about 650m of elevation gain. Start at the entrance to Castleblagh woods just south of Ballyhooly Bridge. Follow the Blackwater way signs for the first 2kms along gentle forest roads. The Blackwater way leads us through a farm yard and a small section of single track in a wood. After this we leave the Blackwater way and continue through thick woodland with the track gradually getting narrower (there will be plenty of marking). This section of the route has not been run in 2 years (except for recent recces by the organisers), and although the path has been recently cleared again, footwear with grip would help with this section as well as some muddy single track in later sections.

Emerging from the thick forest you will turn left at a small fire road where you can open up for a couple of kms. You will ascend Knocknaskagh as in previous years and then cross the remaining open mountain area. However, instead of the sweeping fireroad from previous years, we’ve alternated sections of fireroad and muddy trail that should make the race interesting. We expect there to be some good contests between runners more adept at the fire roads, and those with the right grip and experience on rough single track. After a muddy decent, you will cross a tarred road before climbing a single track followed by fireroad to the masts on top of Corran Hill. A marshal will hopefully be there on the day to direct you to the masts. You must touch the metal fence at the top mast. Then enjoy the final (fast!) 3km decent to the finish.

For more info on the route, check out the Maps tab on this page or take a look at the Strava Activity

Getting There:
Parking will be available in the large Forest Car Park at Glenagaar W 641 970. this is just South of Killavullen Village. This is the end-point of the race. A minibus will leave this Registration Car Park to bring competitors to the start.

From the north (Fermoy or Limerick) head to Mallow, Take the N72 to Killavullen, cross the bridge and keep left when the road forks at a church. continue on for 3km until you see the car park on the right.

From Cork:- after rathduff take the first right signposted Bottlehill. take the 2nd road on the left signposted killavullen and continue for 10km until you see the carpark on left.

Organisers Instructions:

A point to point race from Ballyhooly to Killavullen across the Nagles mountains with some changes to the route from previous years. The route covers approx. 19km with about 650m of elevation gain.

If you have already run an IMRA race this year, please bring the race number given to you at that race as it is valid for the full year.

However, if this is your first IMRA race this year, you must purchase yearly IMRA membership for €10 per person. Please download the membership form, and fill it out beforehand to speed up registration (they will be available on the day too). You will then be given a race number that is used for other IMRA races this year.

Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!

Prizegiving Location:
Prizegiving and tea, coffee and sambos in the Haven Bar in Killavullen at 2:30

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers
Race DirectorAustin BrowneNo
HelperTed FeehanNo

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers


Driver SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
CaseyDarraghKilcummin/Killarneyknocknagree/rathmore - banteer - mallow free spin if anyone is interested.08:45:0030
Carpool option is not available at this time..