Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon 2022

Date of Event

26th March 2022

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About

The Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon

Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, Co Down

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Start Time – 10am
Pack Collection from 7am – 9am
Bus to the Start line 9:30am
Event end 1pm

We are delighted to announce the return of the Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon. The 2022 event will take place at the end of March just as the Mourne Mountains are springing into life.

Hosted at Kilbroney Park in quiet Village of Rostrevor this event is open to anyone, from seasoned runners to the newcomers and charity walkers. 

We welcome all abilities to come and share in the fantastic and unique experience.

The Mourne area which the route passes through is beautiful as is the finish area in Kilbroney park.

 As this is a road event we will close the road for the start of the event and have limited local access traffic once underway to allow you to relax and enjoy your experience in safety. 

The road surface is also good quality with tarmac in its length.

 

Collection

Pack Collection and busses

On the day of the event you will head to Kilbroney park and follow the signage to the race village, pack collection and finish line. Once you kitted out with race number and buff, we will allocate you a seat on a bus and transport you to the start line 10km away. There will be a long convoy of busses heading off at the same time and is really exciting to be part of. You’ll be dropped off at the start location and after a short briefing and worm up the gun will fire and the race will be under way. 

Course Detail

The race starts just past Leitrim Lodge at the foot of Rocky Mountain, before passing Santa’s Cottage at 3km and 64m elevation gain. From here the course descends 5km passing Yellow Water, a water station at the 5km point with 170m elevation loss. The Course then turns into Kilbroney Park with a short steep climb 370m in length before the final descent to the finish line. As you will see from the route map, this course is primarily downhill with only 174m ascent v 274m Descent.

Finding your way

This event is very easy to navigate. There are only 5 turns in total in its length and all will be very well marked and marshaled.

Safety on the course.

Like all 26 Extreme events, the course has been designed with your safety and wellbeing as top priority. We will have a dedicated traffic management company looking after the road closure and safety along with a private blue light ambulance service taking care of any medical needs through the day. We will have a team of qualified and experienced 26 Extreme outdoor events crew lead by our Company Race Director on the course and finally the finish line crew to welcome you home in style across the finish line with a medal to take home to remember your accomplishment.

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.

Entering

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 and download 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.

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

  • 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. 



Ticket

What do you get?

Price – £30 and includes:

– buff
– medal
– Bus Transport the start line
– Support point on course with water and snacks
– Fully waymarked, risk assessed and marshaled course
– Private ambulance and paramedics
– Road closure and traffic management fees
– Permissions and venue fees
– Public & Employers liability insurance
– Paid, qualified and experienced staff
– Music at the finish
– Finish line refreshments

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