Irish Mountain
Running Association

Ticknock Winter

Big loop over Three-Rock and around Fairy Castle
Saturday 2 March, 2019
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
7 (3,2,2) - Difficult Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2019-01-19 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2019-03-01 18:00:00
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:

Route map for IMRA - WSL - Ticknock 2019 by Conor O'Farrell on

NEW ROUTE for 2019 - starting at Ticknock car park. Start in ticknock carpark in southerly direction towards the bottom of the bone shaker. Keep contouring until just past the lower mast. turn right and follow the narrow trail uphill. this trail meets the large fireroad at Three Rock. from the top of Three Rock, follow the "tourist trail" towards Fairycastle. about halfway up at the dublin mountains way marker, turn left to contour around Fairycastle. this will bring you to two rock (pretty much). follow this trail as it descends towards Glencullen. at the forest edge, take a sharp left turn towards the forest and the first right turn into the forest (an unofficial walking track/mountain bike trail - it is quite obvious to follow). follow this through the trees to the fireroad. follow fireroad until barrier. go past barrier. After about a 100 m turn right and follow the edge of the forest down the hill. you cross another trail about halfway down but just keep going straight. at the bottom, turn left towards the fireroad. follow fireroad downhill and around until you meet the trail you were on at the start. Return to Ticknock car park for finish.

However it will be is a tough race on rough often rocky ground. Wearing of fell running shoes or similar with a good grip is highly recommended. Watch out for patches of ice!

If you arrive at a junction and there is no tape you have missed a turn and should go back to the previous junction. Ticknock is a public place, be aware of other users

Getting There:

Registration starting at 09.45am and closing at 10.45. PARKING IS LIMITED PLEASE CYCLE, USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR CARPOOL. NEW LOCATION FOR 2019 AFTER Postponing - Ticknock car park

Organisers Instructions:

No jacket = no result. Bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line. The race start is a 5 minute walk away from registration

Prizegiving Location:

Ticknock Car Park


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
Shadow laptop operatorMiriam MaherYes


Driver SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
O'BrienGrainneBlessingtonBrittas Old Bawn Ballyboden09:30:0030
BoyleJosephRahenyKillester, Clontarf, East Wall, East Link, Irishtown, Sandymount, Booterstown, Stillorgan, Sandyford. Will deviate within reason to Dart or Luas stop.09:15:0031
O'DonoghueAidanRathminesTerenure, Rathfarnham. Returning straight after race.09:35:0032
BrennanStephenfrom Donabate via M5009:15:0032
CollinsMaryDunlaoghaireDunlaoghaire/Monkstown dart or bus stop09:35:0021
Carpool option is not available at this time..