Irish Mountain
Running Association

Howth Winter

Figure 8 loop starting from quarry on Windgate road
Sunday 17 January, 2016
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
6 (3,2,1) - Difficult Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, <6Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Winter / Spring League 
Entry opens:
2016-01-01 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2016-01-16 19:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

Start is in Deerpark golf course car park. The race will start at the back of the car park near the hotel with around 100m run before you have a sharp right and left turn along the side of the hotel bar. 50 metres later and you are on the lap at the foot of the Deerpark climb.

The lap is a figure 8 comprising the Deerpark loop and the Shielmartin loop. All runners do the first half of the Deerpark loop and then either one or two laps of the Shielmartin loop (it starts with a steep climb) - non-juniors do 2 laps. After Shielmartin runners finish the second half of the Deerpark loop.

Getting There:

Deerpark Golf club Howth Castle, Howth, Co Dublin

Organisers Instructions:

Please see new registration details for 2016 in events and/or the forum post for a list of FAQs

MANDATORY Equipment for this race is a Jacket. Failure to produce this at the Finish line will result in a DNF

Prizegiving Location:

Deerpark Golf club Howth Castle, Howth


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

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


Driver SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
O MurchuDaithiAdamstown LucanLucan Palmerstown M5008:30:0030
McKeownColumSt.Patricks cathedralCity Centre/Clontarf08:30:0031
McParlandDamienRathminesCity centre, Clontarf08:30:0044
Carpool option is not available at this time..