Irish Mountain
Running Association


Sunday 28th July, 2013
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
7 (2,3,2) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Munster Championship, Munster Championship 
Route Description:
Follow the clearly defined rocky path up the open mountain. After about 3km, there is a Y-junction (in between two streams with a fence). Turn left here, heading straight across a bog to the Devil's Punch Bowl (670m). The top point of your route is visible across the lake in front of you. Turn left at the lake and go clockwise around the it, with a steep climb upwards as you go to the east of the lake. Follow the path around the top of the crag overlooking the lake, enjoying the panoramic views! The actual summit of the mountain (839m) is on your left. Keep going clockwise around the lake, descending towards the stream coming off the lake, and follow the path back down to where you started.
Getting There:
Mangerton, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Registration is at the race start. To get there, head out from Killarney on the Muckross Road (N71) and turn left directly after Molly Darcy's Pub (there's a signpost for Mangerton). Then take a right turn (also signposted) and park on the side of this road, just before a small concrete bridge.

Organisers Instructions:
This race is open to all and the cost is €10.

Please arrive at 12:00 to give time for race registration.

If you have already run an IMRA race this year, bring your number with you, if not you can speed things up by downloading the membership form and filling it in beforehand, but they will be available on the day as well.

Safety Kit Requirement
The following items should be brought to registration:

  • Windproof top
  • Map and compass
  • Whistle
  • Food and water
  • Hat and gloves
The race director will decide, depending on conditions on the day, what kit must be carried.

Prizegiving Location:
Same location as race finish

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers
Race DirectorVivian O'GormanNo

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers