Irish Mountain
Running Association

Beara Way Ultra

Beara Way Ultra
Friday 19 May, 2023
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Irish Ultra Championships 
Entry opens:
2023-03-13 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2023-05-13 23:59:00
Entry limit:
Entry cost:
Entries sold:
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

Route map for IMRA - Ultra Beara by IMRA Munster on

Getting There:
Start/finish - Castletownbere, Co.Cork
Organisers Instructions:
100 runners, 40 hour limit, Start and Finish in Castletownbere. Entry fee €70. Race fee includes: manned checkpoints where you will have drop bags in places. Aid stations will be stocked with tea, coffee, water, sweets, snacks, chocolate etc. Also Coke. All runners will receive a Inaugural race Hoodie. All finishers will recieve a gift set of Beara whiskey minis. Sambos and tea coffee available at finish. We will not be able to have hot food here as the the time span makes in undoable. You will get a big West Cork welcome, and the finish line will be marked :0 ************** Race Details. Cut-off’s: Cut-off times are Exit times from the various Aid Stations. Castletownbere Community College. Start at 06:00 Friday morning. Eyeries village hall. 60km. 11 hour cut-off. 17:00 Friday evening. Sunset 21:30 Friday night. Dark 22:00 Friday night. Lauragh church carpark. 90km. 18 hour cut-off. 24:00 Friday night/Saturday morning. Bright 05:10 Saturday morning. Sunrise 05:40 Saturday morning. Glengarriff village hall. 120km. 28 hour cut-off. 10:00 Saturday morning. Adrigole National School. 135km. 33 hour cut-off. 15:00 Saturday afternoon. Castletownbere Community College. 161km. Finish line cut-off 40 hours. 22:00 Saturday night. ****************** Drop Bags. We will be supplying each runner with 5 drop bags. 3 small drop bags. 2 medium/large drop bags. Small drop bag will be large enough to take some food and drink supplies, e.g. one 500ml drink bottle, couple of bars, gels, fresh socks. (3 litre zip lock bag). Medium/large drop bag will be large enough for the above items, a pair of runners and maybe a light top. (Draw string bag, dimensions: 330 x 440mm). Drop bag 1. Small bag. Allihies village. 15km & 40km. Drop bag 2. Small bag. Eyeries village hall. 60km. Drop bag 3. Medium/large bag. Lauragh church car park. 90km. Drop bag 4. Medium/large bag. Glengarriff village hall. 120km. Drop bag 5. Small bag. Adrigole National School. 135km. We will endeavor to return all drop bags to the start/finish area for collection after the race, but there may be a delay. ********************* Aid stations. Main Aid Stations will be located at Allihies village (15km & 40km), Eyeries village hall (60km), Lauragh church car park (90km), Glengarriff village hall (120km), and Adrigole National School (135km). Main aid stations will have first aid, toilets, tea, coffee, water, coke, snacks, sweets, etc. available. There will also be marshals located at other points around the course with water. These points will be Dursey Cable Car Station (30km), Ardgroom village (75km), Gleninchaquin (100km), and Dromoghty (110km). *************************** The Ultra Route passes shops and pubs in the villages along the way. Shops and pubs are located in Allihies village (shops and pubs), Eyeries village (shops and pubs), Ardgroom village (shops and pubs), Lauragh (pub), Glengarriff (shops, pubs, and depending on time chipper and pizza restaurant). ******************** Outside support from crews will be allowed in designated areas at the Main Aid Stations. *************************** Each runner can be accompanied by a support runner from the Glengarriff Main Aid Station to the Finish at Castletownbere Community College. One support runner at a time per competitor. Competitors can change support runners, as well as their socks, in Adrigole if need be. Competitors are required to carry all of their own gear. ***************************

Volunteers (Non-Running)

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Volunteers (Running)

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