The Mourne Mountain Marathon is Ireland’s only traditional 2 day mountain marathon – a true test of endurance and mountain skills. The event is held each September in the beautiful and varied Mountains of Mourne in County Down and is open to teams of 2 from age 16 upwards. There are 4 courses to suit all levels of skill and experience ranging from novice to elite with the toughest course typically covering 55km and 3000m of climb with complex navigational challenges over the 2 days. Teams are expected to be totally self-sufficient and will carry all the food, camping and mountain equipment they need for a night out on Irish high mountains. This years event takes place from 15th-16th September.