Mourne Skyline Granite Trail Race

21 October
As part of the Skyrunning UK weekend, we will be holding an atmosphere building night event which called 'The GTR' (The Granite Trail Race) which will be a 2 mile UPHILL only race (incorporating approximately 300m/1,000ft of ascent), starting in Newcastle (County Down) and finishing at the Quarry, located at the top of the Granite Trail.

The course measures 2 miles and there is approximately 300m (1,000ft) of ascent. The highest point will be 777ft and the lowest point is at Sea level.

Participants will begin their uphill only journey from the Promenade close to the Tourist Information Centre in Newcastle (County Down) Town Centre. Competitors will make their way along Main Street and (right) into Donard Park via the promenade entrance; from Donard Park the course crosses the Glen River bridge, towards the 'Granite Trail', at approximately 2.4km (1.5 miles).

Runners will be directed right, up the steps, climbing 450ft to the Style below the Quarry and the area known locally as 'Lindsey's Leap'. A single track grass and rock trail will take athletes further uphill to the much anticipated finish line at Millstone Quarry, where they will get a stunning night time view of Newcastle Town Centre and Dundrum Bay.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:



Affiliated Athlete - £10/Unaffiliated Athlete - £11
Race entry includes Chip Timing and Goody Bag.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre
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Contact Details

Newcastle Promenade
County Down
BT33 0AA

Tel: 07754 718 760
Alt: 07711 996 031