2024 Tollymore Trail Marathon
OUR EVENT PARTNERS
Please note that prices are early bird. Price Increases December 24th
Marathon Admission – TTM2024
Ultra Admission – TTM2024
Half-Marathon Admission – TTM2024
10K Admission – TTM2024
The Tollymore Trail Marathon Events are back on the calendar for the 9th of November 2024. The main reason we hold this event in November is to coincide with the change in season from summer to the magic of Autumn.
It’s a beautiful time of year all over our country but Tollymore brings this to a different level.
Tollymore in November is nothing short of breath-taking and runners from all over the country and beyond with can run a route that is like no other. As well as being famous for as a set for TV and film such as Game of Thrones and Dungeons and Dragons,
Tollymore is also famous for having a few hill that will set you up for a challenge. This race is no walk in the park but we are confident you’ll be distracted by the sheer beauty all around you.
The route for the ½, Marathon and ultra
2 laps - Marathon starring at 10am
3 laps – Ultra Marathon starting at 8am
Approximately 21km in length the route for the most part is made up of forest gravel tracks that are used for forest service vehicle access and logging activity. These tracks are maintained however are often rutted from rain and at times can accumulate leaflitter, fallen branches and mud given the time of year. There is one short section of single track that is always slippery. There are several very steep climbs on the route that take you from the bottom of the forest and its winding rivers to the very summit of Tollymore with excellent views across the rest of the Mourne Mountains, the Irish Sea and surrounding countryside. The route is fully waymarked, marshalled in key locations as well as roving staff and 4x4 paramedics. There are also 3 fully stocked water/food/aid stations to keel you fuelled for your adventure
The 10km route is simply a short course version of the main route. You will start and finish along the same route as the other categories but take 2 shortcuts at 2.7km and 5.7km into the race. The 10k will have the advantage of running along the Shimna river passing the stepping stones, Parnell’s Bridge, the hermitage and most importantly crossing the magical Foley’s Bridge before the final climb to the finish. The 10k will miss the big climbs associated with the rest of the races.
Event registration and start / finish line
Ultra Registration from 7am-7:45am
Ultra Start 8am
Marathon registration from 8am – 9:45am
Marathon Start 10am
Half Marathon registration from 8am – 11:45
Half Marathon start 12Noon
10K Registration 8am - 12:30pm 10k start 1pm
THINGS TO NOTE
What happens once you’re entered.
On the day Parking
Marshals & Way marking
Aid and feed/water Stations
Official Charity Partner
Cancer Focus NI.
Once again we have teamed up with Cancer Focus as our Official Charity partner for the 2024 Events.
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.
Many competitors choose to run for charity without us even knowing. It’s fantastic to hear that so many people have used the event to raise much needed funds for local charities and good causes. Right now, more than ever charities need all the help they can get. If you’re raising funds for your chosen charity feel free to get in touch and we will share your story on our website and social media platforms and help boot your campaign.
Official Event Parner
Podiums and prizes.
We are delighted once again to be working with Basalt Six. BASALTsix has developed a range of clothes and accessories to keep you warm and look good before and after your water activity. Basalt Six will be offering a range of prises as detailed below.
Check out their website https://www.basaltsix.com/shop
Ultra-Marathon 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd Male/Female
Marathon 1 st , 2 nd 3 rd Male/Female
½ Marathon 1 st 2 nd , 3 rd Male/Female
10KM 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd Male Female
Please note that in the event there is only 1 runner in the race there will be no podium.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
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 Accommodation Partner
Once again for 2023 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.
- – You must not acquire another person’s entry pack and run under their name.
- – You must not enter a category and decide to run a different category without notifying us and
- – You can only start events at the designated time. Do not attempt to start early.
– Registration and pack collection times are made widely available. Please do not ask to register early.
- – We operate a strict leave no trace and plastic free policy. Anyone caught deliberately littering will be DNFd and banned from future events.
- – Stashing supplies or clothing on the course prior to the event is strictly prohibited. Any stash found will be treated as litter and disposed of appropriately. Anyone found stashing will be disqualified from the
event and banned from future events.
- – No outside assistance or support is allowed.
- – Runners are not allowed to be accompanied by unregistered runners
- – Mandatory equipment for Ultra
- – If you leave the course for any reason you must re-enter at the exact same point. If you become lost and reenter the course at another location, you must back track to the original location you went off course.
- – You must disclose any underlying health conditions or injuries prior to starting the event. Any injuries
or incidents during the race must be reported as soon as possible.
Refunds & Deferring from events
While we do not give refunds under any circumstance, we do however offer a deferral window that will be open for 3 days 2 weeks prior to the event taking place. Deferrals can only be process at this time and all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to defer.