Irish Mountain
Running Association

Maurice Mullins Ultra

Saturday 19 September, 2020
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Irish Ultra Championships 
Entry opens:
2020-02-01 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2020-03-01 00:00:00
Entry limit:
Entry cost:
Entries sold:
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

ITRA Points:
Endurance Level: 2
Mountain Level: 4
Finisher Criteria: 390
Trace de Trail

This is an extension of the old course, and was used for the first time in the 2010 race. There are two variations from the old route (both out and back). The route no longer takes the off-Wicklow Way shortcut between Curtlestown and Crone woods, but instead remains on the Wicklow way (i.e. it takes the same route as the WW relay). Please also note that you must stick to the Wicklow Way when you are on it - no shortcuts are allowed. The turnaround point has been moved down to the lower Ballinastoe woods car park. These changes result in an increase in the length of the route to a little over 50km, and approximatly 200 metres of additional climb.

Please note for 2019 - start will be on the road outside Johnny Foxes - Finish should be at the GAA

A Google Earth KML file of the route is available here. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer you can download this file and use it to explore the route.

Organisers Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES FOR THIS RACE ARE CLOSED (NO TRANSFERS OR WAITING LISTS) - This year we will allow an early start at 8:30am the race start time is changed to 9:30 am and Cutoffs will be moved back.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES FOR THIS RACE CLOSE ON THE 1ST OF MARCH (No waiting lists or transfers after this point)

Hi Strict cut-off times will be imposed at each of the aid points along the route. These are:

  1. Balinastoe (halfway): 13:00
  2. Crone Woods Car Park (return): 14:45
  3. Curtlestown Car Park (return): 15:30

Kit Requirements: A raincoat will be required to be carried by all runners.

Again this year will be a special handcrafted Wicklow Way mug for each finisher on the day

Please note registration is at the Johnny Foxes overflow Carpark for the 2020 event THE CARPARK IS FOR ULTRA RUNNERS ONLY PLEASE CARPOOL Please do not park at Johnny Foxes. Please follow marshals directions on the morning.

Prizegiving Location:

Johnny Foxes


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


Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.

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


Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.


Driver SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
MooneyKevinKilcolgan, Co. GalwayDeparting Friday Eve15:00:0030
SzmSebDublin 5 or 9Santry - Donnycarney07:00:0021
KellyPaulCarlowDirect to Johnny Foxes but can call thru Naas or Red Cow Luas07:00:0021