Irish Mountain
Running Association


Ballinaboola Woods in Ballyhoura Mountains near Ballyhea
Sunday 11 March, 2018
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Munster Winter/Spring League 
Route Description:
The junior route starts and finishes near the forest car park. It climbs up forest road, before a flat mucky section and a fast downhill. The senior route starts about 1km from the carpark. It goes up and over the summit of Carron mountain with a mixture of forest roads and mucky paths, and a few short steep sections


Getting There:
Ballinaboola, Ballyhea, Co. Cork

To get there from the N20 between Limerick and Cork, turn off at Ballyhea by the church. The forest entrance is on the right after about 3.5km, and then 1km up the forest road to the carpark.

Google Maps Link

Parking is limited, so please make every effort to carpool.

Organisers Instructions:
Junior race start: 10:30

Senior race start: 11:00

This race is open to all IMRA members and costs €5. There is no online pre-registration available. Please arrive at least 30 mins before race start time to give time for race registration.

Under IMRA rules for competitor's 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!


All competitors must be IMRA members. IMRA membership costs €10 for a calendar year. It is unrelated to membership of other athletic clubs. IMRA membership cannot be purchased at the race, you must follow these steps beforehand:

  1. Login to your "myimra" account on If you don't have an account, create one using the REGISTER FOR MYIMRA link, and follow the instructions carefully.
  2. Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase 2018 membership using a credit/debit card.
  3. Bring the membership confirmation email containing your race number for the year with you to your first race
  4. Get a bib number at your first race, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.

Note: If you are not a 2018 IMRA member or don't know your race number, it will not be possible to enter the race


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

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
JohnSlevinRochestownCork City09:00:0030