Date: Boxing day
Race HQ: Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
Start time: 12pm
Entrance Fee: £10
Race Director: Jim Brown
Distance: 7.4m / 12km
Elevation Gain: 521 m
Max Elevation: 580 m
Full waterproof cover is required and the coat must have a hood. Whistle, compass and map should also be carried. We would also recommend that a Mobile phone is carried with the following number in its memory in case of emergencies, 07802 691540. There will be a full kit check before the race so please come prepared.
Equally important as the race is the get together afterward for refreshments and prize giving in Tollymore Mountain Centre – all competitors and spectators welcome.
The race route is via Tollymore Forest Park, Trassey Track to the col between Slieve Meelmore & Slieve Bearnagh. Then a high-level contour and climb to the col between Meelbeg & Meelmore. Followed by a sharp and sometimes slippery descent to the bottom of Happy Valley, and return along the Mourne/Ulster Way to the Trassey Track & home.