Saturday 20 May, 2017
8 (3,3,2) - Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Only major junctions marked
The Slieve Donard race is organised by Newcastle AC. Online entry is via Newcastle AC (not IMRA) Entries will not be accepted on the day if one has not registered online. Full information is at the following weblink: http://www.newcastleac.org This race which is the first race in the Irish Championship, will be hosted by NIMRA.
Race is to include Slieve Donard only
As with all Irish Championship races, competitors will need to bring the following mandatory kit to the race and be prepared to carry it. The race director will, on the day specify what needs to actually be carried.
Map of route
Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland at 2796 feet and together with the neighbouring peak of Slieve Commedagh (2515 feet) it dominates the skyline above the coastal town of Newcastle in County Down.The race has previously been a British Championship event in 1997, 1999 and 2004 and many championship contenders will therefore be familiar with it. As one of the classic Mourne races it has also featured in the Northern Ireland Championship on many occasions.
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for Leinster League finisher's prize
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 Leinster League finisher prize