2021 Tollymore Trail Marathon

Date of Event

13th November 2021.


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 backrounnd 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.

There will inevitably be some changes to how you enter and how we deliver the event but we are confident you will enjoy the same magic of Tollymore that previous events have had the opportunity.

Tollymore Ultra Trail Marathon –£50

Tollymore Trail Marathon – 26.2 miles £40

Tollymore Half Marathon – 13.1 miles £35

Tollymore – 10K £25

Pre registered participants will have their excess fees refunded, and will be sent a link to select their slot by email shortly.

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


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?

Unlike previous years there will be no on the day registration for this event. You must enter online in the appropriate manner to get a place. All packs will be posted out in advance allowing us to deliver a “touchless” event from start to finish.

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 ,Event Specific 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.

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 no communal food on the course or 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.


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: You will be able to start any of the distances from 8am. 

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 4×4 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.