Irish Mountain
Running Association

Kilmac Running Festival - 5 Tops & 1 Drop

Kilmacanogue to Djouce
Saturday 27th November, 2021
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Route Description:

Starting at the GAA Pitch, free route chioce to the summit of Big Sugarloaf. Punch your card! Then descend to the carpark. Turning right out onto the Red Lane and crossing the R755 just beyond the old Calary filling station. Across Ballyremon commons then crossing the Old Long Hill Road and entering Djouce Woods carpark (Calary) Free route choice again to the following points (each marked with a kite and punch). The summits: In this order...

  • Djouce: O 179 103
  • War Hill: O 169 113
  • Tonduff South: O 159 135
  • Maulin: O 185 131
  • And the descent:
  • top of the Ayling Abyss: O 195 119

Descend to the bottom of the abyss, before making your way back up to Djouce Woods carpark (Calary).

Note: You must cross the Dargle by the Wicklow Way bridge and you must cross the R755 and Old Long Hill Roads at the designated (Garda assisted) crossing points..(These points will not be marked and do not require a punch).

Return the same route back to Sugarloaf carpark. Climb as far as the turn for the Sugarloaf Way, turn right. Follow the trail and new path all the way down to the GAA pitch.

Organisers Instructions:
Registration Opens 7:15 ENTRY - pre-approval only. Send an email to the race director - - with an outline of your ability to navigate in an open mountain setting. Do not enter this race without having been in contact with the RD.
    Mandatory Kit:
  • IMRA race number
  • Recommended map East /West: Wicklow East
  • Compass,
  • Rain proof jacket,
  • Hat or buff,
  • Whistle,
  • Mobile phone with IMRA emergency number (on back of your race number),
  • Foil blanket,
  • Emergency Food,
  • Water (500ml min).
  • Recommended Kit:
  • Rain proof pants and long sleeve base layer,
  • Gloves


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