Irish Mountain
Running Association

Annagh Hill

New Route on Annagh Hill, wicklow
Sunday 15 August, 2021
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (3,2,3) - Difficult Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2021-08-09 18:00:00
Entry closes:
2021-08-13 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:
Race is c.10.5k. Starts at 12:00 Starts at gate instead forest - X on the map marks the spot. Run follows trail towards wall. Go through wall and ascend Annagh on left of wall. Heavy growth during summer has reduce this trail to a single track up. At the top of the wall, go through gate, turn right and cross fence (make-shift stone stile).. Follow ridge out along Annagh hill. The wall is your hand-rail on your left on the way out. Race is essentially a ridge run out and back. At the end of the ridge (circa 3.5k in) there is a break in the wall (will be marked/marshalled), veer left through the gap and a nice downhill towards the end of the hill follows. At the end of this track it veers right into the forestry and emerges out onto the fire road. Cross the fire-road and enter grassy track on far side which leads to a very sharp short descent. Sharp turn right onto forest track leading right onto fire road rising gently to meet main fire road, veer left. Almost immediately, veer right to follow wall steeply up (wall on your right hand side). This brings you up to the ridge. Turn left and ridge run back along the way you came earlier. This time the wall is your hand-rail on your right. At end of ridge, sharp left and follow technical trail that descends all the way down to finish line at Ballythomas.
Getting There:
OSI Mapsheet 62: T 108 691 Google maps: Annaghgap". Or, Ballythomas. From Dublin: best route is to take the N11 Exit 22 (Gorey/Inch) at roundabout take 3rd exit (Gorey/Carnew/Inch)" EastWest map for South Wicklow is recommended.
Organisers Instructions:

Registration at Gap pub

Similar route as other years - see Route Details. This race is NOT recommended for beginners. As per new rules there is NO cash entries on the day. Please pre-register online. Online registration / payment will close on the Friday evening, to allow race entries to be finalised on the race laptop. Participants should be aware of the IMRA guidelines as regards COVID.

Timing chips will be used depending on the laptop volunteer availability.
  • Please arrive early,registration will close at 11:40
  • Early start at 11.30 for those who are 160% of winners time.
  • Please make your number clearly visible on the front of your chest. Do not wear it on your shorts, as it cannot be seen easily by the spotters.
  • Prizegiving Location:
    Prize-winners will receive their prize at the finish line - First 3 men and women.
    going over humpback bridge. Follow this road straight (from here to pub about 10k)

    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 MarkerBernard FortuneYes
    HelperGer PowerYes