Mourne Way Marathon Events 2022

Date of Event

10th & 11th June 2022

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About

Mourne Way Marathon Events

In 2009 the Mourne Way Marathon arrived onto the running calendar as the first ever mass participation off road marathon in Ireland. Brainchild of newly formed
events company 26 Extreme Ltd the event quickly grew momentum attracting competitors from all over Ireland, the UK and beyond. An ultra-marathon was
added in the 2010 and has grown from a handful of runners to what is now a large field of long distance trail runners. In addition to the full marathon and ultra-race, there is also a ½ marathon 10k and Challenge walk. New for 2022 there will be one more category that is set to challenge even the most seasoned ultra-athletes, the Ultra Trail 168km race. Basically a double ultra-marathon. If you’re looking to get into trail running or push your distance to the next level the Mourne Way will have what you’re looking for. An exceedingly beuaitful course, runners cover an array of different terrain, from forest track, to open mountain.

Location

Mourne & Carlingford Lough

In 2009 the Mourne Way Marathon arrived onto the running calendar as the first ever mass participation off road marathon in Ireland. Brainchild of newly formed
events company 26 Extreme Ltd the event quickly grew momentum attracting competitors from all over Ireland, the UK and beyond. An ultra-marathon was
added in the 2010 and has grown from a handful of runners to what is now a large field of long distance trail runners. In addition to the full marathon and ultra-race, there is also a ½ marathon 10k and Challenge walk. New for 2022 there will be one more category that is set to challenge even the most seasoned ultra-athletes, the Ultra Trail 168km race. Basically a double ultra-marathon. If you’re looking to get into trail running or push your distance to the next level the Mourne Way will have what you’re looking for. An exceedingly beuaitful course, runners cover an array of different terrain, from forest track, to open mountain.

What happens once you’re entered?

Once you enter you will receive a confirmation of your entry, you can also log in to your account and view your bookings at any time. There’s nothing else required from you until the day of the event. We will use the email address you used to enter to forward you any updates. In the last few days prior to the event a final information email will be sent to confirm all arrangements are in place as planned and update you on any last minute changes, if any. It’s important you let us know if you update you change your email to allow us to update our records.

On the day parking

On the day of the event head to Kilbroney park in Rostrevor On arrival to Kilbroney park follow the event signage to the appropriate car park. This will be finalized in the days leading up to the event with ground conditions determining the most appropriate car parking.

Pack Collection

Once parked follow the signage to the Event Registration area. This is also the Finish line, the start point of the ultra-races and the bus pick up location for the Marathon, ½ Marathon & 10km races.

Terrain

The course traverses the Mourne Mountains and takes in some of the best scenery and trail running Ireland has to offer. All event categories will take in a mix of terrain. From rocks and gravel trails to open mountain, mud a grass. We often get asked “can I get away with road shoes?” and the answer is always NO! Be prepared for everything.

Marshals & Way marking

We spend a lot of time in the lead up to the event waymarking with various temporary signage. This signage is reusable in line with our ban on single use plastic and the use of spray paint. We keep it as discreet as possible so as not to take away from the beauty of the landscape but obvious enough that you don’t miss it. Having said that you do need to keep a close eye on the trail ahead as it’s easy to get distracted and miss an arrow. Marshals will be located at key locations on the course to monitor you progress and offer help and advice if required. All marshals are employed team members with REC First aid as a minimum and experienced in their role. Our team is there to help you with whatever you need.

Aid and feed/water Stations

We take the support we offer you seriously and our support stations are regular and renowned for providing variety of food and hydration appropriate to endurance sport at stages in the race where its most needed. A detailed summery of each aid location is listed in each category description.

Official Charity Partner

Cancer Focus NI.

Once again, we have teamed up with Cancer Focus as our Official Charity partner for 2022. 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.

other charities


Other Charities 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.

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.

Event Rules

Strict Rules of Participation

  • 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 changing officially. 
  • 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 with the exception of the UTMW164 event. 
  • Runners are not allowed to be accompanied by unregistered runners
  • Mandatory equipment for UTMW164 competitors must be carried. 
  • If you leave the course for any reason you must re-enter at the exact same point. If you become lost and re-enter 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. 



THE RACES

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