Irish Mountain
Running Association

Dysart Woods

Dysart Woods
Sunday 30 April, 2023
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
5 (1,2,2) - Easy Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Southeast 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:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:
The Dysart Dash is a beautiful figure of eight loop on wooded trail . At approx. 6km , and 200m of ascent , it is suitable for both the beginner and the experienced trail runner . It is a fast course with some lovely climbs up Hewson Hill and moderate but steep technical descents also . This native woodland is a spectacular environment for a trail race , with beautiful views of the Rock of Dunamaise on your way home to the finish line.

Route map for Dysart Dash SEL Route 2023 by Brian Smyth on

Getting There:
Dysart Woods is half way between Portlaoise and Stradbally just off the N80 in Co Laois . Approx 1hr from Dublin City . If travelling on M7 take exit number 16 for Portlaoise and follow signs for N80 (toward Carlow).

See link below

Organisers Instructions:

Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and windproof 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!

This race is open to all IMRA members. There will online pre-registration available at €7 on deadline is 18:00 on Saturday the 29th April.


All competitors must be IMRA members. IMRA membership costs €10 for a calendar year. It is unrelated to membership of other athletic clubs. IMRA membership cannot be purchased at the race, you must follow these steps beforehand:

Login to your "myimra" account on If you don't have an account, create one using the REGISTER FOR MYIMRA link here: IMRA Registration, and follow the instructions carefully.

Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase 2023 membership using a credit/debit card.

Bring the membership confirmation email containing your race number for the year with you to your first race of the year

Collect your IMRA number at your first race, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.

To pay for the individual race entry, go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase race entry for €7 using a credit/debit card.

IMPORTANT: No cash entries on the day.

Please carpool as much as possible as car parking spaces may be limited.

Car park charge TBC . Generally approx €2 (coins only)

Registration will be between 9.45 and 10.45 on the morning of the race at the entrance to the woods

PRIZEGIVING LOCATION: Prizes will be given as the 1st-3rd females and males cross and the 1st female and male juniors cross the finish line.
Prizegiving Location:
Prizegiving at finish line

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