Irish Mountain
Running Association

Kilmac Running Festival - Sugarloaf - Djouce

Kilmacanogue to Djouce
Saturday 8 October, 2022
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2022-09-22 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2022-10-06 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€20 for seniors, €0 for over 65s and under 18s
Entries sold:
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:
The Two Peaks. Starting just down from the GAA pitch on the Sugarloaf Way. Follow the waymarked trail for 3km on the northern and western sides of Sugarloaf until you reach the main trail from the carpark to the summit. Turn left, climbing the cone to the summit. Descend the same way then follow the main trail all the way down to the carpark. Turning right out onto the Red Lane and crossing the R755 just beyond the old Calary filling station. Following the lane through Ballyremon commons then crossing the Old Long Hill Road and entering Djouce Woods (Calary) Drop straight down through woods and turn left at the next trail. Follow this down to the Dam of the old reservoir. Turn right, following the fire-road all the way up to the gate onto the Wicklow Way. Turn left and continue on the Wicklow Way to the base of Djouce. Turn right and climb to the summit of Djouce from the east. Descend the south trail to the boardwalk. Turn left onto the WW Way again, this time heading North-East. Continue down to the stile. Turn right and follow single track all the way down to the dried reservoir. Cross the stream then ascend to the carpark. Continue on the path in the wood parallel to the road all the way back to the designated crossing point (Djouce Woods, Calary). Return the same route back to Sugarloaf carpark. Climb as far as the turn for the Sugarloaf Way, turn right. Now it’s nearly all downhill to the finish. Left at the bottom of the grassy descent, onto the new trail and follow this all the way to the finish by the GAA pitch.
Getting There:

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
HelperDavid RouseYes
HelperAvril ChallonerYes


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Driver SurnameFirstnameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
ChallonerAvrilClontarfPoint, Sandymount, Booterstown and N11.07:30:0030
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