2021 Tollymore Trail Marathon

Date of Event

13th November 2021.

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About Event

Exciting News for November 2021!

The 2021 Tollymore Trail Marathon is back on the calendar for the 13th November 2021. We have been working away in the background over the past few months and we are delighted to announce that the much loved Tollymore Trail Marathon has been given the go ahead by the landowners and will take place on the 13th November 2021, it’s it’s original format.

Ultra, Marathon & Half Route: – 

https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/NzI5NDU2

53 Laps Ultra, 2 Laps marathon, 1 Lap half.  

10KM Route: – https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/NzI5NDUz

Tollymore Ultra Trail Marathon –£50

Tollymore Trail Marathon – 26.2 miles £45

Tollymore Half Marathon – 13.1 miles £35

Tollymore – 10K £25

2020 registered participants will be sent an entry code by email, and it will be necessary to enter to new event using this code.

Included in the entry fee:

  • Electronic chip timing
  • Race number
  • Event buff
  • Postage and packaging
  • Free parking
  • Access to toilets
  • First aiders and
  • paramedics on course
  • Roving sweeping 4×4
  • On course drinking water stations
  • Finish line snacks & beer
  • Medal at the finish line
  • Music and DJ

EVENT INFO & MAP​

Route: -
https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/NzI5NDU2

Marathon - 2 laps

Ultra - 3 Laps

10KM Route: - https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/NzI5NDUz
Final Event Info: the final race info will be emailed to you in the week leading up to the event as well as a link posted to our website.

Event Start Times:
Ultra: 8am
Marathon: - 10am
Half Marathon: - 12Noon
10K: - 12:30 (Approx)
Full details of start times are available on the entry portal and are made available on a first come first serves basis.

Event Route - Course:

Recent flooding that struck the Mournes and submerged ½ of Newcastle had a devastating impact on many of the bridges and riverside paths in Tollymore. As a result the course will be slightly different from previous years as all the wooden bridges have been washed away. We are currently mapping and agreeing an amended course with detail to be uploaded to the event page by the middle of October. The course will be similar to past years with mostly gravel fire road and small sections of single track.

On course support:

The course will be clearly marked with signage and distance markers. 26 Extreme staff on the course to assist you at various points on the course. Paramedics and first aiders on the course at all times. Roving 4x4 vehicle support should you need assistance or to come off the course. Hands free drinking water available Please be aware that there will be no food or snacks provided on the course. Please note that you will be required to carry your own drinking cup or water bottle to refill. There will be no cups available at this event. We cannot offer a key holding facility at this time, nor can we hold or store equipment, we advise all runners to carry a small pack with their items held inside. Please note, if you, or a member of your household are displaying any symptoms, or have received a positive Covid test within 10 days of the event, please do not attend

Official Charity Partner

Cancer Focus NI.

Once again, we have teamed up with Cancer Focus as our Official Charity partner for this event. Cancer Focus provide care and support services for cancer patients and their families; offer a range of cancer prevention programmes to help people lessen their risk of getting cancer; fund scientific research into the causes and treatment of the disease and campaign for better health policy to protect our community and its future.

If you are looking for a charity to support we recommend Cancer Focus. 

Just get in touch and their team will be with you every step of the way. 

Contact 

https://cancerfocusni.org 

to find out how to get involved and raise funds.

Accommodation

Official Accommodation Partner

Once again for 2022 East Coast Adventure has been nominated as the Mourne
Way Marathons official accommodation partner. Set in the Mourne Mountains just
3 miles from the start line, East coast Adventure has accommodation to suit even
the most discerning traveller. With luxury double rooms and spacious family
rooms they will have the perfect combination to suit everyone’s needs. All rooms
are ensuite and have access to state of the art self-catering facilities. The entire
Mountain Lodge has just had an extensive renovation completed in June 2021. East
Coast also have a beautiful Glamping and Camping site to the rear of the lodge if
you want to be a little closer to nature.
check out www.eastcoastadventure.comz
for more info. You won’t be disappointed.

Our Beer Partners

Mourne Mountains Brewery

We are proud to announce our official partners Mourne Mountains Brewery. Great Beers for all our Great Participants.

Mourne Mountains Brewery was founded in 2015, situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains. At our 16HL brewery in Warrenpoint we brew a diverse range of beers from fruited sours to imperial pastry stouts and highly-hopped IPAs – all vegan friendly!

 

On our traditional brewhouse we use the finest whole leaf hops from around the world and the highest quality brewing malt but the ingredient we treasure the most is our water supply. Originating in the high Mournes, it is beautifully soft and perfect for brewing a wide variety of beer styles.

 

 

FAQ

1) How difficult is each event?

Without us knowing your level of fitness the answer to this question is difficult but we would say that unless you have put in the training and have the miles in your legs please do not enter a distance option that you know will be out of your league. Tollymore is a particularly challenging event with many steep climbs and descents. We have five distance options – choose carefully!

2) Do you have any recommended kit for the event?

Running shoes / Walking Boots, Hydration pack, cup or water bottle, Energy snacks, Windproof top, Hat or Buff. Participants must be aware that weather conditions along the coastline can change and deteriorate rapidly and should bring appropriate clothing to keep them warm in any adverse weather. It is also essential that all competitors undertake a training programme in the months leading up to this event to ensure the day is as memorable as possible. Your feet might get wet, so prepare for all eventualities.

3) Where is the parking area for the event?There will be free parking in the main Tollymore car park. Follow signage on your way in.

4) Where is the event registration area?

Pack collection will be available on the day from 7am.  Final information will be sent 72 hours before event day and will include the finer details.  

5) What’s included in my entry fee?

Professionally organised event by 26 Extreme, Public Liability insurance, , electronic timing system, Race number, Course marking, manned check points, hydration stations, parking ,Buff & Finishers Medal.

6) Is there anything sent to me in the post before the event?

In the weeks leading to the event you will receive all the information you require in the post. There will be no in the day registration – name changes and distance changes will be allowed.

7) Are there any feed / hydration stations?

There will be a touch free water station roughly every 5k in the course. It is your responsibility to carry a means to collect water in the form of a collapsible drinks cup or water bottle for example. There will be some items on the course, and our team will assist you to access them. At the finish line, the items at the finish line will be individually packed and you can take them with you.

8) Where is the best place for my family to see me taking part?

We are actively requesting that only participants arrive to the event, and would ask that you discourage spectators from attending, to reduce numbers at the event area and ensure social distancing, and to keep all participants and members of the public safe.

9) Can I raise money for Charity?

Yes, we have no problem with participants raising money for charities and other worthwhile causes. If you haven’t yet signed up with a charity please consider Cancer Focus NI. They are once again our chosen charity and a very worthy cause.

10) 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.

In addition there will be a new bolt on set of Social Distancing rules to keep everyone safe on the race course. This will be posted to you in the lead up to the event and made available online. It is very important that you read them carefully and help us with the return to events.

11) Will I have to sign a Disclaimer?

Yes, by entering the event you will be bound by the event disclaimer, which is available on the entry page, and also HERE.

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