Trail Race

Trail Race

The NIMRA Run for Rescue Trail Race is a hilly trail race and a great opportunity to test the legs before the winter training kicks off. This race is being organised by NIMRA and the cost of entry is a donation to our favourite Mourne Mountain Rescue Team who provide an awesome service for everyone venturing into the hills from the inexperienced to the very experienced.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue is a voluntary organisation who are there for all of us. Their mission is to:

Relieve the suffering and distress of persons injured or in danger of injury through accident or natural hazard particularly in the area of the Mourne Mountains but elsewhere if necessary

To educate and inform the public concerning safety and rescue in mountainous and other outdoor environments

After the race has finished the expectation is for the NIMRA Championship Prize giving to take place (eta 12:30) followed by the odd spot prize or two.

NIMRA Run For Rescue Trail Race

Distance: 5 miles
Ascent: 300 metres

The race takes place on Saturday November 20th at 11 am. All proceeds will go the Mourne Mountain Rescue.

There will be no Registration on is on the day!!

To enter please register at


The route

Starting in Donard Park runners will follow the Donard Trail out to the climb up the granite steps on the old Bogie Line to the top of Donard Park. From this point, follow the short mountain path over to the view point at Thomas’s quarry. The route now follows the trail along the top of the park over to the race’s high point at the top of Drinnahilly. It’s all downhill from here to Donard Park.

NIMRA Run for Rescue Trail Race route

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