The Garmin Mourne Skyline MTR is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 24 October, in Newcastle, Co Down, with 200 runners from 14 countries undertaking a 35k, 3,370m ascent across 9 of the most spectacular peaks in Ireland.

MTR The field includes 30 runners who have represented their country, among them Ireland’s Dan Doherty (17th in IAU Ultra-Trail World Championships) and Great Britain’s Lizzie Wraith.

Northern Ireland’s first ever winner of the Ben Nevis mountain race, Diane Wilson, will also start.

There are still a few places left in the Granite Trail Race on the 23rd, a night time run of a 2-mile, 1,000ft ascent.

More information can be found on the official race website www.mourneskylinemtr.com

Garmin Mourne Skyline MTR is organised by NiRunning, a Northern Ireland based website dedicated to promoting mountain, trail, track and road running, headed up by local running enthusiast Ryan Maxwell.

Ryan said: “We are thrilled that Garmin has stepped in to support Mourne Skyline MTR which, although only in its second year, is capturing attention across the world.

“Our ambition is to put Northern Ireland on the global mountain-trail racing map and position our event so one day it could be part of the Skyrunner World Series and, further down the line, potentially host the Skyrunner World Championships.”

More on the Garmin Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race at: www.mourneskylinemtr.com

More on Garmin at www.garmin.com or www.garmin.ie

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