Irish Mountain
Running Association

Torc Wood

Torc Wood
Saturday 26 March, 2022
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:
Entry opens:
2022-03-20 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2022-03-25 18:00:00
Entry limit:
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Route Description:
Runners will start just after the barrier and ease into a steady climb for 800m on forest double track before starting a 2.5k descent on a steep grassy hill and turning onto the Queens Drive past Killegy Lodge. From here, slot left into the wood on "Lemmings" single track . Hairpin left ,then more steep downhill double track running before turning hairpin right for more level ground. Turn left past a natural reservoir into single track woods and meandering through the "Pine Needles" trail, then left again for a short distance before slotting right towards "Queens Drive" From here , the fun starts with a nice steady uphill before turning left into the woods to ascend "Murphs Trail". Nice 200m lung buster in the middle of this and then a lovely mossy downhill through a stream and right onto "Mossy Farm" double track which continues right and carries you back towards Killegy Lodge again. Continue back the way you came, up the hill but this time turn right and next left to climb "Bombholes". Another wee lung buster. It's all downhill upon turning right and right again on double track before square left and the final 800m to the finish just next to the carpark. Double track can be muddy if wet but is quite level. Single tracks tend not to be as muddy except for Bomeholes but roots will be treacherous on all. And we are planning on having junior/kids race too

Route map for Torc Woods Trail Race by joe o'leary on

Getting There:

Parking will be limited and runners are encouraged to car-pool

getting there: 350m after the entrance to Muckross House , take the small road to the left sign posted "Old Kenmare Road". registration is in the top car park .
Organisers Instructions:

No jacket = no result. Bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line. You must be 16 years or over to compete in main race.

Parking will be limited and runners are encouraged to car-pool

Under IMRA rules for competitor's 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