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Event date is 16th November 2024.


The event will consist of two separate races, across the Dublin Mountains. Check out directions to the start on our Course Map page.


We will have waved start times for both the long and short courses. You have to be in the 'Elite' start wave to be in with a chance to win. Time to get competitive!

Start Times 2024

Long Course

Elite (Wave 1)                10 am (Briefing 09:50 am)

Competitive (Wave 2)   10:10 am (Briefing 10:05 am)

Challenger (Wave 3)     10:20 am (Briefing 10:15 am)

Short Course

Elite (Wave 1)                 10:30 am (Briefing 10:25 am)

Competitive (Wave 2)    10:40 am (Briefing 10:35 am)

Challenger (Wave 3)       10:50 am (Briefing 10:45 am)

For guidance on which waves to choose, see FAQs below.

Download and read our Injury Prevention & Endurance Events document (Word file) and also our Run the Line training guide_2014 (Word file)


  • Can I cancel / change my race entry prior to race day?
    This is a charity event and all ticket sales go directly to our team, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue, to fund our work. Therefore, no refunds will be issued once tickets have been purchased. You are welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else via your eventmaster account before the event, if you cannot attend yourself for whatever reason.
  • Where can I register for the event?
    Registration is through Eventmaster and your race pack will be posted to you before the event date. This will include your race number and other relevant information. Be sure to include your correct address during the ticket purchasing process. There will be important welcome and safety briefings for all participants on the day of the race. If you need to change from the LONG course to the SHORT course or vice versa, please go to our Help desk which will open at 9 am the morning of the race. Race begins from 10am on 16th November, with waved start times.
  • What’s included in my entry fee?
    Professionally organised event by Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, public liability insurance, race timing system, race number, course marking, manned check points and hydration and feed stations and our limited edition RUN THE LINE 2024 Helly Hansen Technical T-shirt! Plus the warm glow that comes with helping fund a vital frontline emergency service!
  • Do you have any recommended kit for the event?
    The better prepared you are, the better you'll perform! Trail Running Shoes Hydration pack or water bottle Energy snacks Windproof top Hat or Buff Rain gear Participants must be aware that weather conditions in the mountains can change and deteriorate rapidly and should bring appropriate clothing to keep them warm in any adverse weather. It is also recommended that all competitors undertake a training program in the months leading up to this event to ensure the day is as memorable as possible. Nobody wants to be escorted off the course by the RESCUE TEAM!
  • How difficult is each event?
    Everything is difficult, if you're not prepared! We advise all participants to be aware of the distances and their ability, so as to get the best from the the day and the experience! We have two distance options – choose carefully! Keep in mind that the long option is 26km, over a mix of road and trail surfaces, and with an elevation gain of over 900m. The 13km option has over 400m of elevation gain and is mostly on trail surface.
  • Which wave should I choose?
    There are three waves each for the long and the short course; Elite, Competitive and Challenger. To win the race, you must be in the elite wave. Guidance times for each of the waves is below. Long Course Elite 2hr - 2hr 35 pace Competitive 2hr 35 - 3 hr 30 pace Challenger 3 hr 30 - 4 hr 30 pace Short Course Elite 1hr - 1hr 15 pace Competitive 1hr 15 - 1 hr 45 pace Challenger 1 hr 45 - 2 hr 45 pace
  • What time does each wave start?
    Long Course Elite (Wave 1) 10 am (Briefing 09:50 am) Competitive (Wave 2) 10:10 am (Briefing 10:05 am) Challenger (Wave 3) 10:20 am (Briefing 10:15 am) Short Course Elite (Wave 1) 10:30 am (Briefing 10:25 am) Competitive (Wave 2) 10:40 am (Briefing 10:35 am) Challenger (Wave 3) 10:50 am (Briefing 10:45 am)
  • Where is the parking area for the event?
    There will be parking near the Start/Finish area at Glencullen Adventure Park. We encourage carpooling and use of public transport.
  • Are there any aid stations?
    There are two aid stations for the LONG course and one for the SHORT course. LONG Course - The first aid station is at the entrance to Tibradden forest car park after 7km and runners will meet this station again after 14 km. The second aid station is after 18km. SHORT Course - The aid station is after 5 km. Participants are advised to bring their own energy food. Jellies and water will be available at aid stations.
  • Can I raise extra money?
    Yes, of course! You can set up a fundraising page to share with your friends and family when you register for the event on Eventmaster. There will be prizes for our top fundraisers on the day as a thank you from the team for all your efforts. Did you know our Team is 100% voluntary and survives solely off donations and fundraising events? We are always grateful for any support given.
  • Do you have any Rules that I have to adhere to?
    The event is open to runners, and walkers of 18 years of age and over. Participants must ensure they have appropriate footwear, clothing and have access to water and energy food whilst competing. All participants must refer to the recommended kit list. All participants must follow the prescribed course adhere to the spirit of the event by showing courtesy to other trail users, dropping no litter – we operate a Leave No Trace Policy, If you drop your rubbish you WILL be disqualified. Leaving gates as found, offering fellow runners who are injured, exhausted or confused, help and support and no dogs are allowed on the course.
  • Will I have to sign a Disclaimer?
    Yes, by entering the event you will be bound by the event disclaimer. It's the non-fun side of running events as this , but a strict requirement for all entrants.
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