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Lugnaquilla 24

Rules and guidelines

In Lugnaquilla 24 the runner completes as many summit loops of Lugnaquilla as possible in a 24 hour time frame.


Lugnaquilla 24 starts and finishes at Camara Crossroads. Each loop begins when the runner leaves Camara Crossroads and each loop is counted when the runner returns to Camara Crossroads. If a runner hits Lugnaquilla's summit at 23 hours but returns to Camara Crossroads at 24 hours 30 minutes, then that loop will not be counted. The previous completed loop will be the runner's final loop. 


Runners must hit specified high points (Camara Hill, Lugnaquilla Summit, Slievemann and Ballineddan) on each loop. It's the runner's choice whether they begin each loop clockwise (Camara Hill first) or counter clockwise (Ballineddan first). 

  • Runners must announce their attempt to IMC, prior to their run. 

  • Intermittently, during the week, the road to Camara is closed. It's recommended that runners check with the Army Office on 045 404 653 if attempting this challenge on a weekday. 

GPS and Pacers


  • Athletes must carry coat, hat, gloves, foil blanket, first aid kit, whistle, map/compass and/or gps for the duration of the challenge.

  • GPS devices are allowed and pacers are allowed. The same pacer(s) can not complete the length of the challenge with the runner. Otherwise, it will be considered a team completion. 

  • If a runner chooses to attempt their challenge unsupported and/or solely with map and compass navigation, then this will be specified on the results page. 

  • Completed challenges will be validated when a runner/s supply IMC with a gpx of their run. If a runner chooses to navigate solely via map/compass, and they would like this to be specified in their results, then they will have to supply gps tracking link from their run. 


This is a personal challenge. IMC's only involvement is to agree to record attempts. Neither IMC, its servants or agents can accept any responsibility of any nature or kind for loss, damage or injury suffered by a participant who takes part or attempts Lugnaquilla 24. Each participant takes part at their own risk and is fully responsible for their own safety, support and equipment.

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