Irish Mountain
Running Association

Carrick Mountain

Similar race to Carrick Trail but taking in the main mountain itself
Wednesday 10 May, 2023
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:
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
Vouchers Allowed:
Yes. Race vouchers may be used to enter this event on the day.
Route Description:
The route for this years race will be extended to around 7.5km and will include as little fire road as possible. It will take in the mountain peak and a lot of fast downhill single track. Predominantly 2 climbs and 2 downhills. The race profile can be found here -

Getting There:
Take the N11 to Wicklow and follow the road signs towards Rathnew/Wicklow. Take the Rathdrum/Glenealy road at the roundabout in Rathnew. .

If coming from Ashford, drive through the village towards Rathnew, at the fork in the road just after the Spar Garage take the right turn onto Chestnut Glen (you will see a sign for the Woodpecker Pub) continue along this road until you get to Glenealy, about a 5-8 minute drive.
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.

PARKING: ***Parking at Carrick Race***

Cooley Farm are kindly providing car parking for this race on Wednesday 11th May. Please carpool from Ashford House. There is a 3 euro car parking fee that will be donated to Team Hope, a registered charity. Eircode: A67 VE42. Google will bring you to the first entrance, but please proceed along the Glenealy road to the main entrance located 200m further on. There will be a marshal and signpost at the correct entrance. This is a private equestrian premises, so please drive slowly and carefully once on the premises. You will see that this is an immaculate yard, so please don't go banging the muck off your runners on it.

Do not attempt to drive up the small road to the race start - there is absolutely no parking available on the road.

Glenealy is a small village so please car pool to minimise impact and to ensure there is enough parking for all.

There is a carpark at the N11 Ashford house in Ashford Village (beside prizegiving location), it would be an ideal place to park and meet to car pool to Glenealy.

REGISTRATION: Location: ***Registration at Carrick Race*** Registration will take place at car park in Cooley Farm from 6.30pm -, 7.20pm. Please ensure you have your race chip and race number with you at registration. There will be a box available to leave any keys / race vouchers in while you run.

All competitors, and particularly those who have not competed this year already, should READ the NEW REGISTRATION GUIDELINES.

We are NO longer accepting MONEY at races.

Unless you intend using a race voucher to pay for the race, you will need to REGISTER ON-LINE for the event and for the year if this is your first race this year.

If you have bought vouchers on line and are collecting them please bring confirmation of payment.

Registration will close at 6PM the evening before the race to allow us print off the list of runners. If you want to run and have missed this you can use your or someone else voucher if they are willing. However you will need to be registered for the year( €10 paid on-line).

On the night you will be directed either to the 'Registered on-line' table to sign in or to the 'pay with voucher' table to have your card punched AND SIGN IN.

If this is your first race this year, you will collect your number which you KEEP for the year. Please bring confirmation of number and registration.

If you have already run this year you will or should have your number with you. Its quite a headache for the organisers if you forget your number so PLEASE bring it.

Notice regarding early starts As the race is under 8k there is strictly no early starts, the race starts for everyone at 19:30.

Junior Runners: Junior runners will run the same route as the main race up to the turn point at 1.5 km, this is a straight up and back down route.

Notice regarding mandatory kit requirements:

It is mandatory to carry or wear a windproof/waterproof jacket at all IMRA races. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the race.

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

Prizegiving Location:
N11/Ashford House - Ashford village

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.


Please login to avail of carpool option