Irish Mountain
Running Association

The Paps (An Dá Chích), Derrynasaggart Mountains

No Entry Details have been added for this Event yet.
Description:
The Paps Loop mountain run.
County:
Kerry
Date:
Sunday 30th June, 2024
Time:
13:00
Climb (m):
682
Distance (km):
8.39
Event Difficulty:
7 (2,3,2) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Yes
Leagues:
Whiskey In The Jar League 
Mandatory Kit:
Level B - Standard
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat or buff
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Charged mobile phone with emergency number stored
  • Foil blanket, bivvy bag or equivalent

All runners must bring the above items to the race. The actual kit to be carried during the race will be finalised on the day, depending on conditions etc., and clearly advised at Registration.

You should also have the means to carry all the kit in case required.

Failure to have the required items may lead to you being denied entry to the race, or disqualification. Random checks may be carried out.

Entry details:
No entry details have been added for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event
Route Description:
LONG RACE: 8.39km (682m) Out and back course, visiting the West Peak (690m) first, then onto the East Peak (694m). This is the half-way point. Simply retrace your steps to return to the start/finish area.

SHORT RACE. 5km. (319m). Out and back route on part of the long route. From small gate onto open mountain, to first peak, and back to small gate.

The terrain on the Paps is mostly short grass, boggy at times, with only a faint path in places, but all very runnable, and all the major junctions will be marked and/or have a marshal.

The two rounded summits, whose name in Irish means “the two breasts of the goddess Danú”, dominates the view as you travel on the N22 between Baile Bhuirne and Glenflesk. The summits are surmounted by two cairns, believed to be prehistoric burial chambers.

Getting There:
On the main N22 Cork to Killarney road. Cladagh Valley / Clonkeen.

From the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, Co Cork, drive on the N22 towards Killarney for 10km. Take right turn sign posted Cladagh Valley / Clonkeen. Keep going until you see the church on your left. Park and register here. From Daly's Supervalu, Killarney, drive on the N22 towards Ballyvourney / Macroom for 16 km. Take turn off to the left, sign posted Clonkeen. Keep going until you see the church on your right. Park and register here.

The race start is about 2km walk/jog/run up the Cladagh Valley from the church. Please park near the church as the road up the valley is narrow and there is very limited parking near the start, and we want to avoid causing inconvenience to the local residents using the road.

Organisers Instructions:
PARKING AND REGISTRATION AT CLONKEEN CHURCH. NO PARKING AT RACE START. REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM 11am to 12:30. (2km to Long Race Start).

SHORT RACE WILL START AT 12:30. (3km to Short Race Start). REGISTRATION FOR SHORT RACE WILL CLOSE AT 12:00

 

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
RoleVolunteersAcceptedRun
Race DirectorMichael McSweeneyNo

 

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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

 

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