Irish Mountain
Running Association

Canon Sheehan Loop - Glenanaar Forest

Canon Sheehan Loop
Sunday 3 October, 2021
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Coillte Autumn Trail Series 
Entry opens:
2021-09-26 18:00:00
Entry closes:
2021-10-02 18:00:00
Entry limit:
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Entries sold:
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:
The route will is a variation on the marked Canon Sheehan Loop. For exact route details and a route profile for this run is please visit

Route map for Glenanaar/ Cannon Sheehan Loop by IMRA Munster on 4k Junior Route. 2K kid's Route also. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Getting There:
Glenanaar Woods, Ballyhoura

Google Maps Link to Race Start

Parking is limited, please make every effort to carpool!

From Cork direction, on the N73 between Mallow and Mitchelstown, take the left turn immediately after the junction with the R522 to Doneraile. The correct turn is signposted for Ardpatrick. After 4.3km on this road, take a left turn and the race start is 800m on your right

From Limerick direction, head to Ardpatrick on the R512 from Kilmallock. From Ardpatrick, follow signs for the mountain bike trail centre. Continue past this (following signs for Canon Sheehan Loop) and the Glenanaar/Canon Sheehan Loop forest entrance is on the right after 6km. However, the start point is a little further on so continue past the forest entrance for 500m before turning right. The race start is 800m along this road on the right hand side.

Organisers Instructions:

This race is open to all IMRA members and cost Eur7. There will online pre-registration available closer to the event

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!


All competitors must be IMRA members. IMRA membership costs €10 for a calendar year. It is unrelated to membership of other athletic clubs. IMRA membership cannot be purchased at the race, you must follow these steps beforehand:

  1. Login to your "myimra" account on If you don't have an account, create one using the REGISTER FOR MYIMRA link, and follow the instructions carefully.
  2. Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase 2021 membership using a credit/debit card.
  3. Bring the membership confirmation email containing your race number for the year with you to your first race
  4. Get a bib number at your first race, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.

Note: If you are not a 2021 IMRA member or don't know your race number, it will not be possible to enter the race


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


Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.

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


Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.


Carpool option is not available at this time..