Welcome to the official website of the... 

Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race!


That's a wrap for our Garmin Mourne Skyline MTR & 'GTR' weekender... and also the Skyrunning UK National Series 2016.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event, from our sponsors, to the competitors... but mostly, our amazing race team - without you, the event would not be possible.  

Please check out the LATEST NEWS page for race summary, the RESULTS page for race results and the PHOTO GALLERY for photos.

Entries for the Garmin Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race 2017 will open on FRIDAY 17TH MARCH 2017 (7am).


The Garmin Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race is a 35k race, incorporating 3,370m (11,057ft) of accumulative ascent, set in the heart of the scenic Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.  The event, which is now going into it's 3rd year, will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016, is brought to you by NiRunning (Northern Ireland Running), Northern Ireland's most popular running website, with assistance from the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association (NIMRA).

The Garmin Mourne Skyline MTR is part of the Skyrunning UK Series (governed by the International Skyrunning Federation), alongside races in England, Scotland and Wales, and has already attracted athletes all over the world.  The race starts and finishes in the seaside town of Newcastle, County Down.  Competitors will enjoy magnificent scenery on what can only be described as a tough but rewarding course.   For full information regarding the Mourne Skyline MTR, please visit our 'About' page. There are only 250 places available in the Mourne Skyline MTR event, making it a 'must do' race! Please enter early to avoid disappointment.

The Garmin Mourne Skyline Granite Trail Race (GTR) - Uphill Only:

As part of the Skyrunning UK weekend, we will also hold a night event on Friday 21st October 2016.  This will be called 'The GTR' (The Granite Trail Race); The GTR will be a 2 mile UPHILL only race (incorporating approx 300m/1,000ft of ascent), starting in Newcastle (County Down) and finishing at the Quarry, located at the top of the historic Granite Trail.  Please see 'The GTR' page HERE for details.

Our sponsors...

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Mourne Skyline MTR?  Email [email protected]

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