Information and FAQs

Information – (note we are currently updating this page for the 2016 event)

Event date is 26th November 2016.

The event will consist of two separate races, across the Dublin Mountains. Check the route and directions to the start on our Course Map page. On the day, registration starts at 9am. The race start is at 11.00am and will be having an early start for the long course (only) at 10.00am. No need to tell us in advance if you want to do “an early”, just be there ready to go at 10 !

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

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How difficult is each event?

Without us knowing your level of fitness the answer to this question is difficult but we would say that unless you have put in the training and have the miles in your legs please do not enter a distance option that you know will be out of your league. 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.

2) Do you have any recommended kit for the event?

Running shoes (trail runners or ordinary runners), Hydration pack or water bottle, Energy snacks, Windproof top, Hat or Buff ®. 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.

3) Where is the parking area for the event?

Lamb Doyle’s Pub and then a TBC overflow area

4) Where is the event registration area?

Registration for all events will take place at Lamb Doyle’s Pub. There will be important welcome and safety briefings for all competitors that will cover safety, the latest weather forecast, logistical considerations and other important information.

5) 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. And of course, the warm glow that comes with helping fund a vital frontline emergency service!

6) Is there anything sent to me in the post before the event?

No, all race numbers and other information associated with the event will be given to you upon registration on the day of the event. We will be sending regular updates via email, and please check the Run The Line Facebook page – for updates.

7) 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. An update will be given detailing the placement of this station.

8) 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. Supporters also add an atmosphere and additional energy to the experience for all the other participants and the crew. The best place for your supporters is at the Lamb Doyle’s Pub. An update will be posted with some more top locations.

Please Note: It is asked that spectators follow the recommendations of the organisers in order to prevent bottle necks and congestion.

9) Can I raise extra money?

Yes, of course. Please see the download section for details on how to set up your own mycharity,ie page. We are grateful for every penny raised.

10) 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.

11) Will I have to sign a Disclaimer?

Yes, by entering the event you will be bound by the event disclaimer.