Hill and Dale Series 2017 – Race 11

Hill and Dale Race 11 – Drinnahilly takes place on Friday 23rd June.

The entry fee will be a donation to charity. The two charities are Mourne Mountain Rescue and Mourne Heritage Trust. The series presentation will take place in O’Hares Bar Newcastle after the race.


Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:20pm SHARP at the rear of O’Hares Bar in Donard Park.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED. 

Please note that you only need to register ONCE for Series.

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The Slieve Donard Race is an Annual Classic by any measure. Every year since 1945, locals and many from further afield have descended (no pun intended!) on Newcastle to race to the summit of Slieve Donard, the highest point in Northern Ireland (852 metres or 2,796 feet in old money above sea level) and then plummet back to sea level as quickly as possible. This year the race would also serve as the first race in the Irish Mountain Running Championship and selection for the Irish World/European Mountain running team. The entry of 258 runners was a new record smashing last year’s previous record entry of 208. Runners from as far away as Tasmania paid their £8 entry fee and with the sun out toed the start line on the Main Street – no turning back now. Continue reading