A race designed by women for women
Newry and Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon
This iconic Newry and Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday 23rd July 2017, this is a 10k event for women designed by women. This run has been designed with you in mind, and will challenge you in all the right places. We have asked you what you wanted from previous years and we continue to deliver... this 10k event brings you into the beautiful countryside that Newry and Mourne has to offer, whilst keeping you running / walking entirely on tarmac and on an ever decreasing gradient.... what more could you ask for??
This route is an Athletics Northern Ireland Certified distance course.
Location and Route
The start point of this 10k route is located just past an area known locally as “Leitrim Lodge” which is located between Rostrevor and Hilltown. After a short uphill section at the start the route continues past “Santa’s Cottage” before following a downhill route in the direction of Rostrevor passing Batts Wall and Yellow Water. On nearing Rostrevor the route turns left off the Newtown Road, up a small hill and onto the forest drive through Kilbroney Park for the final stretch. The race finishes in the same fantastic location as the Mourne Way Marathon events in Kilbroney Park.
The full route and elevation profile can be viewed - HERE
Support and Water Stations
There will be two water stations along the 10k route providing support. In addition to this there will be numerous marshals keeping everyone on the right track. The finish area will be located in the scenic setting of Kilbroney Park.
Parking and Transport to the start
In addition to registering online all participants MUST register on the morning of the event in Kilbroney Park. You will be given your race number and timing chip upon registration in Kilbroney Park and it should be noted that nothing will be sent to you in the post prior to the event. There will be designated parking areas for all participants in Kilbroney Park beside the registration area / finish line. Once registered, all participants will board a series of buses that will transport everyone to the start point of the event at Leitrim Lodge. The last bus will depart for the start location at 11:15am. The bus transport to the start line is included in the entry fee. All participants should avail of this transport to ease congestion at the start area, if you plan to make your own way to the start you will be required to park a considerable distance from the start line and walk to remainder of the way. This also applies to event spectators.
The event will be electronically timed by our timing partner Jaguar NI. We will provide all participants with a post race text message with their results. In addition to this all results will be posted on the event website shortly after the event.
Event Registration and Start Times
All participants MUST register online and in addition to this everyone must sign in on the morning of the event in Kilbroney Park. All participants will be given their race number and timing chip at this time. Event registration will be clearly signposted and open in Kilbroney Park during the following times:
Sunday 23rd July 2017 – 8.00am – 11.00am
The race will start at 12.00pm sharp on Sunday 23rd July 2017.
Cost – The maximum entry fee for the event is £25.00. Your entry fee of £25.00 for this event includes the following:
- Private Parking
- Bus transfer to the start location
- Electronic Chip timing
- Water stations with fruit cake & sweets
- Fully marked, medically supported and marshalled route
- Finisher medal & Event Tech Vest (RRP 15.00!) (For entries recieved up to 7th July 2017 ONLY)
Entertainment & Refreshments available at the finish line.
Run for Charity
This event will be raising money for local women's charity "Pretty 'N' Pink".
Founded in 2006 by by Belfast woman Noleen Adair, Pretty 'n' Pink operates within Northern Ireland and is run by a very small team of people and local volunteers from across the province.
They provide financial and other support services to patients with breast cancer and their families through a charitable Support Fund, social outings, and an online support group. The charity also helps advance education of breast cancer awareness and breast care awareness through information provided on the website and from literature produced and distributed by the charity.
Their work is funded through donations and fundraising so they could not do it without you.