2021 Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s
Everything You Need to Know
Looking for more information around this year's Dublin Mountains Challenge Event? We've put together a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you plan for the event. Can't find the answer you're looking for? Feel free to get in touch with our dedicated Community Team to help you on your way.Get in Touch
How much does it cost to take part?
Registration Fee: Individuals €65 or Teams of four for €240
Additional Fundraising Target:
Due to the shortfall in fundraising events over the last 12 months, as well as the reduced capacity for the event this year, we are asking ALL participants to aim to fundraise a minimum of €250 per person. This will help us bring more children living with serious illness to experience our life-changing therapeutic programmes at Barretstown.
What is the Entry Process this year?
Only one entry per person please. Race/Bib number will be assigned and sent to you prior to the event day. Please ensure that we have your correct postal and email contact details. Any lost or incorrectly assigned race numbers will incur a €5 fee.
What age to you have to be to enter?
For health and safety reasons, you must be over 18 / under 75 to participate in this event.
How do I get my bib number?
Your bib number will be sent to you prior to the event. Your bib number is essential for signing in on the morning of Sunday 26th September at Tallaght Stadium. It also allows our stewards to easily identify you at checkpoints along the route, so should be worn and visible at all times throughout the event.
What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes your high-viz vest, event t-shirt, goodie bag, hot food and beverage at finish line, bus transfers from Glencullen back to Tallaght Stadium, medical personnel along the route and the use of our DMC phone app on the day of the event to help guide you along the correct route.
Is it possible to get a refund of the entry fee?
Unfortunately, the registration fee is non-refundable.
Can I run the event or can I do the full 42km of the Dublin Mountains Way that day?
This event is designed and supported on the day as a walking only event and timings for all the event supports along the route are set up and maintained based on walking-pace timings. We strongly advise against participating in any way other that walking. The Dublin Mountains Way is a public, way-marked route and participants are free to continue on to the 42km finish point of the Dublin Mountains Way at Shankill but do so at their own risk and in full knowledge that the supports and signage fo this event extend only for the 30km from Tallaght to the GAP centre in Glencullen this year.
Can I substitute a team member?
Yes you can substitute a team member or if someone has dropped out once you notify us before Friday 17th September 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know so we can transfer entry to them. We will need all their details as participant numbers will be assigned and sent out prior to the event. The substitute participant will still have fundraising minimums to achieve to take part in the event also.
What do I need to bring with me?
Most importantly, don’t forget your bib number. This is our only way to track you through each checkpoint and at the finish line. Please bring sufficient food and water for yourself for the duration of the event. We will have water points along the route but for safety, it is best for you to plan to be self-sufficient. There is also a list of compulsory and recommended kit items to bring on the day in your Participant Event Guide, which you will receive by email once you have registered.
What kind of gear should I wear?
Please bring appropriate footwear: walking boots / shoes; a waterproof top and bottoms. High-viz vest will be provided for you.
Will the route be marked so we don’t get lost?
Yes the Dublin Mountains Way is a public, waymarked route, with it’s own walking-man signage. There will also be additional signage along the route on event day and we would ask you to heed them. You will receive maps of the route in your Participant Pack and also you will have access to our DMC phone-app on the day to guide you along the route, in real time, on a digital map.
Will there be water stations?
There will be additional bottles of water available to you at both checkpoints along the route. We would kindly ask you to not litter; leave no trace and either use bins provided or carry your empty water bottle with you to the next available bin or finish line.
Are there post-race refreshments?
Yes, there will be vouchers for all participants for hot food and a beverage in the GAP Kitchen Café at the finish line, which has entirely outdoor seating.
Is there car parking available?
Free car parking will be available at Tallaght Stadium on the day of the event only.
There are other parking spaces available in the Tallaght area.
Can I bring my dog?
The Dublin Mountains Partnership and the Dublin Mountains Challenge has a strict no dogs policy so unfortunately dogs are not permitted to accompany participants of this event.
Will there be toilet facilities?
At the start line, participants will have access to the toilet facilities of Tallaght Stadium.
There will be additional portaloos provided along the route at the following locations:
Glenasmole Upper Carpark
Tibraden / Zip-it Carpark
GAP Centre Glencullen
We would ask that you adhere to government guideline in relation to Covid-19 and wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the toilets and wear your face mask when indoors.
We're friends of the environment here at Barretstown, and we know you are too!
So remember to leave the trail as you found it and enjoy our beautiful Irish outdoors safely.
Be safe and visible on road sections and please be respectful of farm boundaries, livestock and wildlife.
Don't forget to fundraise! We need your help to raise vital funds, this year more than ever! So get out there and get fundraising!Get In Touch