Irish Mountain
Running Association


Sunday 12 March, 2017
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Munster League 
Entry details:
No entry details have been entered for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:
Adult Course: Starting at the barrier at the entrance to Knockanroe Woods, the first 1.5k is on forest road comprising a slow steady climb and a short sharp descent. You then cross a fence onto a narrow track through open mountain for 2.2k to the cairn where you retrace your steps to the fence before returning to the start point through the forest.

Video: Fantastic drone footage of the open mountain part of the course, courtesy of GoTri Adventure:

Junior Race: Distance:2.5km, climb: 80m. The Junior uses the first section of the adult route, climbing steadily on forest road to the high point (Silvermines Mountains East Top) before turning and returning downhill along the same track to the finish line.

Getting There:
Knockanroe Forest Recreation Area Entrance:    Google Maps Link

From Limerick, take the M7 towards Dublin, exiting at Junction 27 (Ballina/Killaloe/Birdhill). Then take the third exit at the Birdhill roundabout onto R445. After 6k, turn right onto R499 following signs for Silvermines for 8k.

There is limited parking at the forest entrance, with a larger carpark at the picnic area half a mile from the start (on the road between Silvermines and the forest entrance).

Organisers Instructions:
This race is open to all and the cost is €10. There is no online pre-registration available. Please arrive at least 30 mins before race start time to give time for race registration.

If you have already run an IMRA race this year, bring the race number given to you at that race as it is valid for the full year.

However, if this is your first IMRA race this year, you must purchase yearly IMRA membership for €10 per person. Please download the membership form, and fill it out beforehand to speed up registration (they will be available on the day too). You will then be given a race number that is used for other IMRA races this year.

Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!


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
Race MarkerDeclan WrynnYes
HelperMartin CooneyYes