Bike Event Details
You will start the mountain race at the same location the Coast 2 Coast Multi Sport competitors make the transition from bike to Run in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor and follow the same route as them to the finish line in Newcastle. In fact we are timing it so you will be running with the majority of them. With over 32km of mountain roads, forest tracks, open mountain trails and a summit of Northern Irelands Highest peak, Slieve Donard, to navigate, this isn’t a challenge for the fait of heart.
Mountain Run: The Second start at 11am will be for the runners. Both events will have a mass start and both events will share the course with the Multi Sport Coast to Coasters in their final push to completing their journey across Ireland. On reaching the end of the Mountain Race you will cross the same finish line as the Multi Sport event with drinks, food and a well-earned medal waiting for you.
Support and Check Points: In the 32km there will be a total of 7 x 26 Extreme Crew Checkpoints where you will have first aid and race info.
Food, water and mandatory kit: The Mountain Walk and Run are 100% self-supported. You MUST carry all food, water and mandatory clothing you require for the duration of the event. At registration you may be selected for a random kit check. One of our event medics will stop all runners at the start of the Trassey track and check they have a minimum of 1ltr of water al all mandatory equipment to allow them to proceed. Please note: it is strictly prohibited to “stash” supplies on the mountain pre-race. Any such items found will be treated as rubbish, removed and disposed of appropriately.
Timing: this event will be chip time.