Irish Mountain
Running Association


Wednesday 17th May, 2023
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:
Leinster League 
Route Description:
NEW ROUTE FOR 2023.. This years Scarr race route will be a variation on the route from 3-4 years ago. Starting on the Wicklow Way opposite our parking field, the route turns right after the second gate and follows the trail with the forestry to the right all the way around to the wall. We then have a steep climb on some rough ground up to the main ridge of Scarr. Watch out for some wire on the ground in a few places beside the wall. There will be a marshal on the ridge at the end of the wall( this is the Junior / Short course turnaround point) and the main field will continue straight to follow the fence line around to the Summit track. Watch out again for barbed wire, pot holes and generally gnarly underfoot conditions. There will be another marshal at the summit track to guide you right up to the Scarr summit. Here the suffering ends and the glorious descent begins. Head down along the Scarr ridge ( going South and then South East) all the way until the fence corner ( and another marshal hopefully) and then turn left to sprint down the last descent and over the finish line. Thanks in advance to the Gaffney family for allowing us the use of the parking field to enable us revisit Scarr from the Wicklow Way side.

Route here

Getting There:
2km South of Oldbridge,turn right up narrow lane on Wicklow Way ( Near Roundwood, Co Wicklow)
Organisers Instructions:
As is often the case at IMRA races, car parking is limited for this event. Please car pool if possible either from town or from the prizegiving pub. NOTE National Parks Limit in place for this race We are limited to 200 runners on this race route. Online entry only. We have secured parking in a field near the race start in exchange for which IMRA is making a donation to the landowner or to a charity of his / her choice Please park following the marshals' instructions. No parking permitted on the general roadside as the road is too narrow Please park following the marshals' instructions.' MANDATORY SHOWERPROOF JACKET MUST BE CARRIED/WORN DURING ALL IMRA EVENTS

No jacket = no result. Please bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line.


You should start the race at the specified start-times, or choose a distance that suits your ability.

Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to carry (or wear if needed) 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!

All competitors, and particularly those who have not competed this year already, should READ the NEW REGISTRATION GUIDELINES. There is ONLINE REGISTRATION only for this event and so there will be NO VOUCHERS or entry on the evening. Please arrive on time for registration and sign in and to have your chip scanned. If you have a chip from previous years please bring it with you for reprogramming. If you have not yet received your chip one will be provided for you free of charge. Your chip and your number are yours for the entire 2023 race year. Please retain both as they are your responsibility. PLEASE NOTE that replacement numbers or chips will be charged at 5 euros online. We are NO longer accepting MONEY at races.

EARLY START. There will be an early start for runners who usually finish near the back of the field. If you are unsure if you should do the early start just check at the Registration desk.

JUNIOR COURSE we will provide a Junior Race to start after the main race at approx. 7.35. The midges can be out in force so bring MIDGE REPELLANT !

Registration opens at 6pm and closes at 7.15pm.
Prizegiving Location:
Kavanaghs Pub , Roundwood

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
Angus TynerAshfordRoundwood18:15:0020
Louis MulleeGlenagearyCabinteely18:00:0021
Aideen BurkeDolphins BarnHarold’s Cross, Kimmage17:30:0011