The 2020 Mourne Way Marathon
GET READY FOR THE EVENT
Event Start Times
|Ultra-Trail Mourne Way||6.00am|
|10k Run / Walk||3.00pm|
Please note that this section will be added to as questions are asked by competitors.
1) Where can I find the route maps for each event?
Click on the links below to view the full details for each route –
2) How difficult is each event?
Its one of the most difficult events we deliver with every sort of terrain you can imagine. But its amazing and one you will remember for a long time.
3) Do you have any recommended kit for the event?
Trail running specific shoes / Walking Boots, Hydration pack or water bottle, Energy snacks, Windproof top, Hat or event buff. Participants must be aware that weather conditions along the Irish coastline and Mourne Mountains can change and deteriorate rapidly and should bring appropriate clothing to keep them warm in any adverse weather.
4) Where is the parking area for the event?
All competitors MUST report to Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor, Co Down for registration, kit check, and race briefing. All vehicles can be left at the registration area and we would ask that as many people as possible car pool for the event. With the exception of the Ultra Runners, all competitors will be transported to the appropriate start location for their event by bus. For those who are being guided by GPS the postcode for the entrance to Kilbroney Park is BT34 3AA
5) Where is the event registration area?
On Friday registration will be at the 26 Extreme shop in The Square, Warrenpoint, Co Down. On Saturday registration for all events will take place in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor Co. Down alongside the finish area. Times will be posted in the lead up to the event.
6) What’s included in my entry fee?
Professionally organised event by 26 Extreme, fully qualified marshal assistance, VAT, Online Registration Fee, Public Liability insurance, Bus Transfer for participants from Kilbroney Park to the start of their event (if applicable), Paramedic cover, Chipped Timing, Race number, Course marking, Manned hydration and feed stations, Event Branded souvenir item, Finishers Medal, Prizes for each Event (male and Female), Finish Line food & refreshment.
7) Is there anything sent to me in the post before the event?
No, all information and items to include race numbers, timing chip and other information associated with the event will be given to you upon registration on the day of the event.
8) Are there any feed / hydration stations?
There will be hydration / feed stations at various locations along the route.Ultra Marathon Checkpoints (mile 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 22, 26, 30, 34, 40, 43, 46, 49, Finish), Marathon and Challenge Walk Checkpoints (mile 4, 8, 14, 17, 20, 23, Finish), Half Marathon Checkpoints (mile 4, 7, 10, finish), 10km (at the 5km point) & 5km (none)- Finish line water and food for all participants.
9) Where is the best place for my family to see me taking part?
Family and friends are more than welcome to come along to this event to show support. Supporters also add an atmosphere and additional energy to the experience for all the other participants and the crew. The best place for your supporters is at the run into the finish in Kilbroney Park as there will be a festival type atmosphere in the park that day. Please Note: It is asked that spectators follow the recommendations of the organisers in order to prevent bottle necks and congestion.
10) Can I raise money for Charity?
Yes, we have no problem with participants raising money for charities and other worthwhile causes. We have a series of Charity partners and if you are yet undecided as to what charity you will raise money for please here.
11) Do you have any Rules that I have to adhere to?
The event is open to runners, and walkers of 18 years of age and over. Participants must ensure they have appropriate footwear, clothing and have access to water and energy food whilst competing. All participants must refer to the recommended kit list. All participants must follow the prescribed course & adhere to the spirit of the event by showing courtesy to other trail users, dropping no litter – we operate a Leave No Trace Policy. If you drop your rubbish you WILL be disqualified. Leaving gates as found and offering fellow runners who are injured, exhausted or confused, help and support.
12) Will I have to sign a Disclaimer?
Yes, by entering the event you will be bound by the event disclaimer.
There will be five distance options on the day with the cost to enter each event being as follows:- Online Registration closes when the event is full.
Ultra-Trail Mourne Way “UTMW” (52 miles)
Mourne Way Marathon (26 miles)
Mourne Way Half Marathon (13 miles)
Mourne Way (10K)
Mourne Way Challenge Walk (26 miles)