Irish Mountain
Running Association

Annagh Hill

New Route on Annagh Hill, wicklow
Sunday 31 March, 2019
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
9 (3,3,3) - Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Leinster Spring League, Southeast League 
Entry opens:
2019-03-17 00:00:10
Entry closes:
2019-03-30 18:00:01
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Route Description:
Full course is c.10.5k starts at 12:00 Short course is c.7.5k (anyone not at 3.7k checkpoint by 12:50 will be directed to take the short course). Junior race (if any turn up) will start at 12:10 and follow the Short course.
Getting There:
OSI Mapsheet 62: T 108 691 Google maps: "Annaghgap". From Dublin: best route is to take the N11 Exit 22 (Gorey/Inch) at roundabout take 3rd exit (Gorey/Carnew/Inch), at next roundabout take 1st exit (Gorey/Carnew), and immediately take next right, going over humpback bridge. Follow this road straight (from here to pub about 10k), through Kilanerin, keep straight on road until it ends at junction, turn right on road for 700m to Gap pub. Alternate: to Rathnew, take the exit to Rathdrum. From Rathdrum: drive through Aughrim, then R747 towards Tinahely for 10k, at crossroads take left (instead of right for Tinahely), continue straight for 8k to carpark of The Gap pub. From Gorey: take Hollyfort road for 12k to the Gap pub.
Organisers Instructions:
New route for 2019. Terrain is difficult, very muddy in places. The route is NOT recommended for beginners. Trail shoes highly recommended (the grippier the better). Anyone who wants to recce the area, there is a fantastic new map showing Annagh available from EastWest mapping (Wicklow South 1:25,000 map), which shows the various trails not evident on the OSI map. Mandatory kit- windproof jacket. Cut-off- there will be a cut off point 3.7km into the race. Anyone who has not passed this point by 12:50 will be directed to complete a shorter course back to the finish (so they will run circa 7.5km in total). As per new rules there is NO cash entries on the day. Please pre-register online or 'pay' using your IMRA voucher. Online registration / payment will close on the Friday evening, to allow race entries to be finalised on the race laptop. Please car pool as much as possible as car parking spaces are limited. Note- we will be trialling the IMRA chip timing system at Annagh. If you already have an IMRA chip please bring it along- everyone else will be provided one free of charge. Everyone must get their chip scanned immediately after they register. See forum post for more details.
Prizegiving Location:
the Gap pub

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 NameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
Richard LeahyKillineyCan pick up from Shankill Dart or Cherrywood Luas10:30:0040
Alan CoakleyTexaco glanmire village, cork08:30:0030
Joseph BoyleRahenyKillester, Clontarf, East Wall, O2, East Link, Irishtown, Sandymount, Booterstown, Stillorgan and N11/M11 south. Will deviate off route within reason off motorway and to Dart/Train stops.09:00:0031
Damien McParlandRathminesN1109:45:0031
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