2023 Tollymore Night Race

Date of Event

25th February 2023



Early Bird Price: £25 until the 31 st Dec.
Late entry: £30pp from the 1 st January.

About Event

Located slap bang in the centre of Northern Ireland, the Peatlands park offers an ideal venue for night running with its network of way waymarked  trails crossing woodland and bog in this truly unique


The course will be clearly marked on the evening of the event and provided you carry the mandatory torch you won't have any trouble following it. Do to the sensitive nature of the trails and terrain the event will be limited to the tarmac and gravel trail network and will not go onto the boardwalk. The route will be provided to all participants entered i the event in the days leading to the event in the final information.

Parking and Pack Collection

Parking will be in the main car park and will be clearly signposted on your arrival to the Peatlands Park. Once parked pack collection will be at the start/finish gantry at the entrance to the car park. You won’t miss it!

Route conditions

While the course is all on tarmac it can still become slippery underfoot, especially during the winter months.

Way marking

We take way marking seriously, especially at night. The course will be marked with the usual arrows and flags with the addition of fluorescent poles with strobe lights at key locations.

Safety on the Course

The course has been specifically designed with a view to night running and finding your way around it in restricted visibility. The loop format allowed the race to operate in a more confined space with less opportunity to take a wrong turn. Our adventure events team will be located at Key locations in the course to monitor the progress of the race and help at any stage if required. Our crew are all professionally qualified with adventure leadership at various levels and hold high levels of first aid.


At the finish line you will receive a finishers Medal, and event Beer from Mourne Mountain Brewery. The event beer has been specially made for the event with 26 Extreme Branding. If you’re the designated driver you can take yours can home unopened or enjoy it as a post-race refreshment if you have a lift. There will also be plenty of snacks, tea and coffee available also.


Included in the entry fee:

  •  Electronic chip timing
  •  Race number
  •  Access to toilets
  •  First aiders
  •  paramedics on course
  •  Roving sweeping 4×4
  • On course drinking water stations
  • Finish line snacks & beer
  • Medal at the finish line
  • Music and DJ2

 Mandatory equipment 

 A good quality headtorch is mandatory to take part in this event. The course is
unlit and you will need it. No torch NO RUN
The Following we strongly recommend you take with you in the event of you
sustaining an injury in adverse weather conditions and needing to keep warm while
help is arranged.
– small back up torch
 – Full body waterproof cover
– Insulated hat and gloves

 – Space/foil blanket
 – Mobile phone with full charge
– Any essential medication such as inhalers etc. 
 – Water bottle, bladder etc.


BASALTsix has developed a range of clothes and accessories to keep you warm and look good before and after your water activity.



BASALTsix Waterbike

BASALT Breaks invites you to STAY in the comfort of our luxury accommodation. Experience nature’s amazing PLAYground and take time to CONNECT with friends and family.


Situated in the Northern Ireland seaside town of Ballycastle on the famous North Antrim coast, BASALT Breaks provides luxury accommodation for groups, families and corporate.

Our two locations across four properties are the perfect base for guided walks, hikes, surfing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, snorkelling, water bikes and e-bikes.

Please CONTACT US for more details on our activity partners and options available.

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. 



to find out how to get involved and raise funds.


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.