Nature of the Event

The Mourne Mountain Marathon is a navigational and endurance event for teams of two. At the start of each day teams are presented with a route card listing a number of control markers which are identified by 6-figure map references. They must visit each control in the prescribed order but may choose their own route between each marker. A feature of the event is the overnight camp at which all teams must be self-sufficient with everything being carried throughout the two days of competition.

Classes (Courses) and Categories

There are four 2 Day classes/courses of different lengths and difficulty – Elite, B Class, C Class and D Class. There is also a 1 Day Score class.

The event is limited to an entry of 300 teams, which is necessary in order to preserve the essential character of the Mountain Marathon and to ensure that the success of any team should be dependent on their own navigation and judgement.

The C Class is always very popular (to the point of being full) and we would encourage anyone who has performed well at this level before to move up into the B Class. If you are going to invest a whole weekend to this event you may as well get a good run for your money!


Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in the Elite Class – Open category will be in the from of  shopping vouchers from our primary sponsor, Jackson Sports. Other classes and categories will be also be awarded vouchers,  equipment and clothing prizes. Our thanks again to our main sponsors, Jackson Sports for their support in this regard.

All competitors will also get one of our much coveted MMM T-shirts.