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Mourne Way Marathon Events


Date of Event

1st JUNE 2024



£90.00 per entry

Mourne Way Ultra-Marathon • 2024

£70.00 per entry

Mourne Way Marathon • 2024

£50.00 per entry

Mourne Way 1/2 Marathon • 2024

£30.00 per entry

Mourne Way 10K • 2024


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 in aid of Cancer Focus NI. If you’re looking to get into trail running or push your distance to the next level the Mourne Way events will have what you’re looking for.


Mourne & Carlingford Lough

The Mourne Mountains are the highest and most dramatic of all mountain ranges in Northern Ireland.

With many exposed summits and torrs, cliffs, crags, forests, lakes and reservoirs the Mournes will leave you speechless.

The area is richly steeped in history, of Giants, Walls, Smuggling, Narnia and HBO hit series Game of Thrones and Vikings to name but a few have used the area as a backdrop for their filming.

If you’re making a holiday of it there are many local activity providers that offer equipment hire such as bikes, kayaks, yachts, as well as leadership and family experiences.


Check out for loads more to do in the area.

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 necessary. 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.


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. Even in the driest year the route will still have wet and slippery sections.

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. This said we still encourage all participants to take time studying the course in advance and if possible carry a gps device. All lead 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.

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.

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. This is sometimes the case in the women’s ultra-event for example.

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 to find out how to get involved and raise funds.

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.


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.


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.

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. 



£90.00 per entry

Mourne Way Ultra-Marathon • 2024

£70.00 per entry

Mourne Way Marathon • 2024

£50.00 per entry

Mourne Way 1/2 Marathon • 2024

£30.00 per entry

Mourne Way 10K • 2024

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