Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland at 2796 feet.
The 2017 Slieve Donard Race will take place on Saturday 20th May at 2:00 PM.
All runners must be over 16 years old on day of race.
This years race is the first race in the Irish Championships and also selection race for the European and World Mountain Running Championships See details on IMRA website. Please enter your IMRA race number on the Online Entry Form.
Register online before Thursday 18th May at 9pm if you wish to take part.
After this date entries will only be accepted at discretion of race organiser.
It is also Race 6 in the Hill and Dale Series.
Please note that you only need to register ONCE for the Series. So if you have already registered for the Hill & Dale Series you do not have to register again for the Donard Race.
The route has changed from previous years, with a check point at the saddle on the way up and the way down. A mountain bike event is also taking place in Donard Forest on the same weekend, runners are not permitted inside the marked mountain bike sections other that marshalled crossing points at first bridge.
Newcastle Centre Start & Finish : J376309
Saddle Checkpoint 1 & 3 : J350280
Summit Checkpoint 2 : J358277
Barcode scanning of race number will take place on summit to record ascent/descent times and at finish.
** NOTE – due to the changeable weather conditions wet weather gear will be required. Please remember to bring full body cover with you. There will be kit checks before and after race **
Race numbers can be collected from 12:30 pm on race day at the Newcastle Centre. Race will start and finish outside the Newcastle Centre. Entry fee £8 payable on race day for runners that have Athletics Club, NIMRA, IMRA or FRA membership. Unattached runners £10.
Awards, Soup & refreshments after the race in O’Hares Bar.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd open, plus 1st in each age category(male/female) and other prizes.