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Event date is 18th November 2023.


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


The race will begin from 10am - this year we will have waved start times to allow for a better experience and to aid your performance out on the trail.

***For the first time ever we will also have an 'Elite' start wave,  time to get competitive!

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


  • Where is the parking area for the event?
    There will be Parking locations at the Start/Finish area at Glencullen Adventure Park and we encourage carpooling and use of public transport.
  • Can I change my race ticket prior to race day?
    Absolutely! You can change your ticket (13km to 26km or vice versa), transfer ticket to another runner via your eventmaster account. This can be done right up to 24hours before the race date.
  • Where can I register for the event?
    Registration is completed upon purchase of ticket, your race pack will be posted to you before the event date which will include race number and all relevant info.**Be sure to include correct address during the ticket purchasing process There will be important welcome and safety briefings for all participants that will cover safety, the latest weather forecast, logistical considerations and other important information on race day itself. Race begins from 10am on the morning , with waved start times.
  • Do you have any recommended kit for the event?
    The better you're prepared, the better you'll perform! Running shoes (trail runners or ordinary runners - ideally worn before!) 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 couse by the RESCUE TEAM!
  • 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 & feed stations. Our new Limited edition RUN THE LINE 2023 Helly Hansen Tech-tshirt along with our iconic race buff! Plus the warm glow that comes with helping fund a vital frontline emergency service!
  • What electronic timing devices are being used?
    Your results are measured with the use of electronic timing equipment on your race bib.
  • Is there anything sent to me in the post before the event?
    Your race number and all relevant race info will arrive by post prior to race day. We will also be sending regular updates via email, and please check the Run The Line Facebook page – for updates.
  • 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 over the course of over 1000m. The 13km option has most of the height already gained and is mostly on trail surface.
  • Are there any feed / hydration stations?
    There will be a hydration station 500m beyond the long/short course split (short and long routes) and the Pine Forest Car Park (long route only). Participants are advised to bring their own energy food, though some may be available at the hydration area.
  • Where is the best place for my family to see me taking part?
    Family and friends are more than welcome to come along to this event to show support. We are all about the #goodvibes and atmosphere so any additional energy to the experience is greatly welcomed for all the other participants and the crew. The best place for your supporters to watch-on, is at Glencullen Adventure Park. Please Note:It is asked that spectators follow the recommendations of the organisers in order to prevent bottle necks and congestion.
  • Can I raise extra money?
    Yes, of course. Please see the download section for details on how to set up your own page. We are grateful for every penny raised, our Team is 100% voluntaryand survives solely off donations and fundraising events. We are endlessly thankful to any donations made to the Team.
  • 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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