Elevation Gain: 450 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 initial stages will be on trails through the forest to the start of the Trassey Track which is followed up into the hills. A marked section will branch left to climb the so called Green Ramp to the style (grid ref 324 290) on the west side of Slievenaglogh . Turning right, follow the Mourne wall and descend to the Hares gap (grid ref322 286). Descend to the Trassey Track then follow it back to the forest and thence to the finish line at the Centre.