Irish Mountain
Running Association


Saturday 1 July, 2023
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
9 (3,3,3) - Difficult Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Connacht Championship, Irish Championship 
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:

Race Route

Race to the top of Mweelrea and back from Silver Strand car park, following the route illustrated in the maps tab for this event. There are two mandatory points to reach on the route: The head of the gully on the col north of Mweelrea summit and the summit itself.

There will be a marshall at the mandatory point on the col and the route will be marked between the mandatory point on the col and the summit. Runners must be capable of navigating individually following the race route.

Short Course

There will be a short course turn-around option for at the first mandatory point on the col in case of bad weather. Any runner who does not feel confident to proceed to the summit in bad weather is to take the short course option.

Getting There:


Parking at Silver Strand Car Park:

From Westport head to Louisburgh. Go straight through Louisburgh and keep on the main road until you reach the Silver Strand which is signposted. This is a narrow road and it's possible to get caught behind slow moving traffic very easily. Be sure to give yourself enough time to get to the race in time for registration!

Camping + BBQ

***There is space booked in a campsite in Lecanvy for the 7th & 8th August. The campsite is at the base of Croagh Patrick and within walking distance of the pier and beach at Lecanvy.

There will be a bbq at the campsite on the evening of Sat 2nd July.

All are welcome for camping or bbq or both - please book in advance to guarantee a place - To book, and for further details please see the Forum Thread on Connaught Champs Camping here:

Organisers Instructions:
The route is not marked for the majority of the course. Runners must be capable of navigating individually following the race route. This race is suitable for experienced mountain runners only. No juniors permitted.


No jacket = no result. Bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line. For the Mweelrea race, please also ensure you bring the mandatory kit specified below.


You should start the race at the specified gun-times, or choose a distance that suits your ability.


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.

Registration will close at 6PM 30 July 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's voucher if they are willing. However you will need to be registered for the year (€10 paid on-line). If you have bought vouchers on line and are collecting them please bring confirmation of payment.

Sign In

On race day 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 please bring your number with you. Its quite a headache for the organisers if you forget your number so PLEASE bring it

will open at 12:00 and close at 13:15.

There will be an early start at 13:00

We are not using chip timing for this event.

Mandatory Kit Requirement:

Your IMRA number and the following items must be brought to registration by all athletes:

- Shower and Windproof Jacket*

- Whistle

- Hat

- Gloves

- Map

- Compass

The race director will decide on the day what kit must be carried*. Runners failing to carry the mandatory kit as defined by the race director on race day for the duration of the event will be disqualified.

* Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for all races 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!

Prizegiving Location:
Silver Strand Car Park.

We'll set up post-race Sandwiches and snacks in the carpark. Please bring your own tea and coffee flasks and bring an extra cup or two if you can!


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