Irish Mountain
Running Association

Kilmac Running Festival - 5 Tops and 1 Drop

Description:
Kilmacanogue to Djouce
County:
Wicklow
Date:
Saturday 8 October, 2022
Time:
08:00
Climb (m):
1500
Distance (km):
30.00
Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
No
Leagues:
 
Entry opens:
2022-09-22 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2022-10-06 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€25 for seniors, €0 for over 65s and under 18s
Entries sold:
10
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

Starting at the GAA Pitch, you have free route choice to the summit of Big Sugarloaf. Punch your card! Then descend to the carpark. Turning right out onto the Red Lane and crossing the R755 just beyond the old Calary filling station. Once you have crossed the R755 you again have free route choice across Ballyremon commons. Cross the Old Long Hill Road. With free route choice again, run to the following points (each marked with a kite and punch). The summits: In this order...

  • Djouce: O 179 103
  • War Hill: O 169 113
  • Tonduff South: O 159 135
  • Maulin: O 185 131
  • And the descent:
  • top of the Ayling Abyss: O 195 119

Descend to the bottom of the abyss, before making your way back up and across Ballyremon Commons. Cross the R755 at the same point as before and follow the Red Lane back to the Sugarloaf carpark. Once through the gate you have free route choice to the finish at the barrier outside the GAA pitch.

Note: You must use the Red Lane between the carpark and the R755 (Do not enter fenced fields) and cross the R755 Road at the designated (Garda assisted) crossing point.

Organisers Instructions:
Registration Opens 7:15 ENTRY - pre-approval only. Send an email to the race director - graham.bushe@ucd.ie - with details of or links to previous unmarked/ navigation races you have completed in an open mountain setting. Do not enter this race without having been in contact with the RD.
    Mandatory Kit:
  • IMRA race number
  • Map (Recommended East /West: -Wicklow East)
  • Compass,
  • Rain proof jacket,
  • Hat or buff,
  • Whistle,
  • Mobile phone with IMRA emergency number (on back of your race number),
  • Foil blanket,
  • Emergency Food,
  • Water (500ml min).
  • Recommended Kit:
  • Rain proof pants and long sleeve base layer,
  • Gloves

 

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

Please login to avail of carpool option