Mourne Mountain Marathon 2019


Shimna Integrated College, Newcastle, Co. Down

47 Killinchy Road, Comber
Co. Down
BT23 5LU

The Mourne Mountain Marathon is Ireland’s only two day endurance and navigation event held each year in the beautiful mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland. 

What’s it all about?

It’s not your average 26 mile marathon! Come and test your navigation and endurance skills at this year's Mourne Mountain Marathon, 21st & 22nd September 2019. A competitive event for teams of two, who can enter one of four categories, covering between 35km and 55km over two days. Camp overnight and be self-sufficient. Walkers to elite runners.

Navigation & Endurance

At the start of each day teams are presented with a route card listing a number of control markers which are identified by 6-figure map references. They must visit each control in the prescribed order but may choose their own route between each marker. A feature of the event is the overnight camp at which all teams must be self-sufficient with everything being carried throughout the two days of competition.


Elite Class - 55km over 2 days - for competent and experienced mountain marathoners, orienteers and hill runners

B Class - 45 km over 2 days - for runners who have successfully completed similar events or done well in our C Class

C Class - 35km over 2 days.

Runners with some mountain marathon experience or good hill walkers who want to stretch themselves

D Class - 35km over 2 days

Hill walkers who are new to this type of event and/or have limited mountain experience or endurance

One Day Score Class

No fixed course, collect as many controls as possible, within six hours, in any order


Find a partner and enter on our website from 1st May 2019

• Prizes for classes and categories!!
• Navigation skills and experience running and / or walking in the mountains essential.


2 Days

Entrance Fee

£100 per team until 31st July and £110 per team thereafter.