10km & 5km
All runners start at the gates of Millstreet Country Park and down the road towards St Johns Well , at approx. (500m) take a right onto the fireroad, where you will start your climb following the Blackwater way (Yellow Man) and IMRA signs ,at (2km) the fireroad will start to disappear, and we're into wet boggy open mountain terrain, at (2.5km) the 5km crew will take a right (signed/marshaled) for their final climb up to the Cairn...on to the Cross and begin the epic descend to the finish line ... While the 10km crew will head on for more open mountain, at (2.8km) you'll meet the 1st of 3 step over the wire, at (3.6km) the yellow man heads off and more IMRA flags appear, at (4km) you will follow the IMRA flags keeping the boundary wire to your left for 1km until you meet your 2nd step over the wire, after this its a (2km) climb to the cairn (highest point) ... follow on the flags for the 3rd and final step over the wire heading for the Cross , at the Cross there's 1km out and back section (extra kudos for anyone who spots the well on the return) back at the Cross again where the fun starts as you start your 1.2km descend to the Finish ..... Flags will mark the safest route down
Millstreet Country Park. (https://maps.app.goo.gl/HohVd44onmTjYgf7A)
From Limerick ,Tipperary ,Waterford , Cork
Proceed to Mallow, take Killarney rd (N72) for approximately 20k. At cross roads take left for Banteer (R579)1k, in Banteer take right for Millstreet (L1120), after 4K take left for Killcorney, at T junction take right, at next T junction 1k take left for Killcorney. Straight all the way after that. Trough Killcorney village, straight trough 2 cross roads, follow sign for St Johns Well, we about 400mtr further on.
From Kerry, come to Millstreet, take road across from Dairygold Co Op Superstores signpost Rylane(L1123), after 6k take right signposts St Johns Well, St. John Well we be our overflow car park.
Open Mountain Race
Registration ,Start , and Finish at the gates of Millstreet Country Park
Fully Marked Routes:
All abilities catered for, so if its your first open mountain race or you want to shake off the cobwebs, this is for you.
GRIPPY Shoes are a must for this race.
REGISTRATION opens at 10am
Kids race 10:15
Early start 10:30 10km
Main race 11:00 10km
Short race 11:15 5km
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize
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