THE 22KM BAD WEATHER ROUTES
Please be advised these changes in route may be implemented at ANY time before or during the race.
BAD WEATHER COURSE
If the weather is forcast to be unsuitable for the full 22km route (this may be due not only tp weather but temperature, conditions underfoot etc) then this route will be changed. Competitors will complete the 13km Intermediate route twice with a total distance of approx 24km / 1,400m.
SEVERE WEATHER COURSE
21km / 610m
This route will be used if the weather is forecast to be severe during the race.
This route is only roughly drawn on the above map to show the route! Competitors must follow the race signs on race day for the route. The organisers retain the right to alter the race route at any time.
Competitors will be bused to the starting point close to Maaum villange in the Maaum valley.
Competitors will start with an ascent of the Mamean pass which brings stunning views as it takes you between 2 of the Maaumturk Mountains and down into the Lough Inagh valley. Flanked by the Maaumturk Mountains on your right and the 12 Ben Mountain range on your left the route follows a 'bohereen' (small country lane) for approx 4.5km.
The route joins the Western Way walking route before changing to a rough mountain track leading you along the base of the Maaumturks before ascending to the summit of a hill overlooking the Killary Fjord. After descending off this hill you will rejoin the Western Way and forestry trails leading you back to the finish line located at Killary Adventure Co.
**Please make sure you are aware of the Mandatory Kit List which is extremely important for all distances of the Mountain Run.
THE 13KM BAD WEATHER ROUTE:
If the weather is forecast to be severe during the race this course will change to follow the same route as the 12km Introductory route. Please refer to the 12km Introductory Profile below.
THE 12KM INTRODUCTORY BAD WEATHER ROUTE:
This route will not change and will run during most weather eventualities.