Climb (m):

Distance (km):

Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) – Moderate Terrain, 200M – 500M ascent, 6Km – 10Km

Race Marking:
– Route fully marked

Course Record:
Men: 30:19 (Paul Nolan), Women: 34:46 (Beth McCluskey). These are for the current version, Howth has undergone several forced and non-forced alterations since its inception 1-Lap (2009) Version Men: 33:29 (Peter O’Farrell, Rathfarnham) Women: 39:17 (Mags Greenan, Clonliffe)

Winter League

Getting There:
GAA Club, Dungriffin Rd., Howth, Co. Dublin G.R. O 284396

Organisers Instructions:
Race starts at GAA pitch in Howth. Please car pool as usual to lessen our footprint. Where possible arrange to collect runners from Howth Dart station to make it easier. Parking is extremely tight. Be polite to people out walking. Please be aware of small rocks etc. underfoot throughout the lap that could result in a nasty fall or a twisted ankle. In the Deerpark loop, the summit rocks can be slippy in wet conditions, and on the forest trails fallen leaves can obscure dangerous underfoot conditions.

Prizegiving Location:
Howth GAA

Anti-clockwise around pitches then climb the Summer lap finish descent. Turn right at first-junction and go towards foot of steep climb on 2-laps route. Clockwise lap in Deerpark and then rejoin Summer route.


At registration on Sunday, everyone will have to pay the 2010 registration fee and race fee:

The annual registration fee is €10 and race fee is €7 (Total of €17).

For OAPs, students and unemployed the annual registration fee is €5 and race fee is €4 (Total of €9).

The membership form can be downloaded from the IMRA homepage https://www.imra.ie/ad-hoc/MembershipForm2010.pdf

Anyone that has previously run an IMRA race over the last few years, you do not need to fill out the registration form. The people working on the laptop will check your details on the database and print out a form for you, which you will just need to sign.

Only new members to IMRA should bring along the completed membership form.

There is always a queue at the first race each year, so it will help if you could arrive early with your registration form completed and have the exact money with you.


The registration queue must close at 10:30am sharp on Sunday to allow volunteers to complete registration data inputting before the race.

Anyone not queuing by 10:30am will not be allowed to race on the day, so please ensure you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Shower and changing room facilities are available at the GAA club. During the race, gear must be left in cars or in the changing rooms, as the GAA club have asked that no athletes or spectators go into the lounge in dirty running gear or shoes.