Irish Mountain
Running Association

Djouce -The Ayling Abyss

Djouce woods car park to Djouce
Wednesday 14 June, 2023
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Leinster League 
Entry details:
No entry details have been entered for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event
Route Description:

Route map for IMRA Djouce The Ayling Abyss Route 2021 by Joseph Boyle on

Getting There:
Djouce Woods, Old Long Hill Road - Turn off N11 at Kilmacanogue onto R755 for Glendalough. After 1.5km, take the right-hand turn for the R760 - Enniskerry/ Powerscourt Waterfall Road sign. After 1.3km take a sharp left-hand turn for the L1036 - Sally Gap/ Roundwood Road sign. Car Parking will be tight , follow the parking marshal's instructions - The main parking is at the first car park at Djouce Woods, Old Long Hill ( grid ref : 0213 131 ). When this car park is full, you will be diverted up Long Hill to the second car park. Car Pooling is recommended - after coming off the N11 at Kilmac, there is a car park to the right off the roundabout at Pluck's, this can accommodate about 30 cars and we would suggest that car pooling be from here. Also, Pluck's can accommodate some cars but only if this car park is full. Registration / Race start is one km down the hill from the main car park at the " v " in the road.. If you are parked in the second car park, you can get down to registration / race start through the forest, about 800m, fairly steep drop. Parking locations.
Organisers Instructions:

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


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

All competitors, and particularly those who have not competed this year already, should read the new registration guidelines. Numbers and chips for any new registrations , can be collected on the night. Same detail can be found under " news " on the IMRA home page. Kit Requirements: Official IMRA race number, jacket and chip timer attached to your shoelace ideally. Race Registration: Register online ( € 7 - this option is available up to Wednesday June 14th till 12:00 noon. Vouchers are no longer accepted and there will be no late entries.. Registration / Sign-in on the night will open at 18:15 and close at 19:15 sharp.. The race will start at 19:30 sharp. Please note, once you park, there is a walk of 1km down a fire road for registration/ the start line. Everyone running must REGISTER on the night. After registering all chips must be scanned by the laptop operator pre-race. This action allows us to account for everyone pre & post-race. Race Route: The route will be the same as last year, see "route description". As above, you will have a walk of 1km from the car park to the start line. Early Start: There will be an early start at 19:00 Please only use it if you usually finish 160%+ of the winner. If you wish to take the early start, please make this known when you are signing-in and shout it out when crossing the finishing mat.. Short course / Juniors: There will be a junior race / short course , entrants will start at 19:35, just after the main race starts and distance will be 4.8km and with an elevation gain of 275m which is a tougher than the normal juniors race.. Race Number and Race Chip - Collect yours at Reg. if you don't have either already. General: Registration is in a forested area near the river, 1km down from the main car park and it’s advisable to bring bug spray with you if you’re waiting around prior to the start. No head phones are allowed, it's dangerous. Finally have fun and enjoy the evening.
Prizegiving Location:
Pluck's of Kilmanogue.

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


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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
HelperJohn FitzgeraldYes


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