Dublin Mountains Challenge 2023

Walk This Way! The Dublin Mountains Challenge 2023 is back this May. Register your place today and help Press Play on childhood.

We're back!

We're back!

The Barretstown Dublin Mountains Challenge is back and IT'S ON!
Join us on Sunday 28th May 2023!

You and your friends will have the opportunity to, once again, hike along the beautiful south Dublin foothills, and help raise vital funds for Barretstown!

This year, we are delighted to return with our 9th DMC sponsored hike event, and invite you to come walk this way with us and join us for this challenge!

On Sunday 28th May 2023 we will return with with our exclusive hiking event, along the beautiful Dublin Mountains Way, with either 24km & 42km options available for participants.

Throughout the month of May, participants will also have the option to take on a sponsored hike along a route of their own choosing, so no reason to not get involved!

Registration Closed!

The Dublin Mountains Challenge is an annual sponsored hike in aid of Barretstown. The route follows the picturesque and way-marked Dublin Mountains Way, starting in Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght. You have a choice or 2 distances, 24km to Three Rock / Ticknock Forest or 42km, finishing at Bradys Pub in Shankill! We will provide bus transfers from both finish points, back to the start line in Tallaght and the carpark at Tallaght Stadium.

It's going to be an incredible day together, so be sure to grab your spot before they will up!

Check out the route map

Registrations are CLOSED for the DMC 2023

Be part of our 9th Annual DMC event this year! ...

Be part of this fun event as the Dublin Mountains Challenge returns on Sunday May 28th.

Take the first and most important step in this years challenge by signing up! Trust us, you won't regret it!

Registration Closed!

The event this year is our 9th annual sponsored hike along the beautiful Dublin Mountains Way. There will be two route distances on the day; both route opens will begin at Tallaght Stadium, with the 24km route finishing at 3 Rock, and the 42km route finishing at Shankill.

More Information

2023 Registration Fees :

24km Individual = €50
24km Team of 4 = €180

42km Individual = €75
42km Team of 4 = €260

We also ask that all participants please gather a minimum of €100 sponsorship for their hike!

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The DMC Self-Guided Challenge

The DMC Self-Guided Challenge

Alternatively, throughout the month of May, you can also opt to take your own sponsored mountain hike challenge, in your area, in your own time. Just pick a 24 or 42km route in your own area; set up a fundraising page and drop us an email to let us know what you are doing and we'll send you out some goodies as a thank you for all your fundraising!

By taking part in the Dublin Mountains Challenge you will help to bring more children and families to Barretstown.

Set up a fundraising page here

Interested in a Self-Guided Challenge?

Looking to try the self-guided challenge and tackle the mountains on a day that suits you? Here's all you need to know.

To register, simply get in touch with a member of our team using the button below. We'll send you an event registration form and a link to our JustGiving Campaign page.

I want to Register

Once you have registered and set up your fundraising page, you will be posted out some goodies as a thank you for all your fundraising!

All fundraisers can start their campaign with a €30 self-donation to kickstart your fundraising campaign for 2023!

Set up your fundraising page

Looking for some more information about the Dublin Mountains Way?

Here are some links to some of the amazing organisations we've worked with to put together this amazing app! ...

Coillte is the state-owned organisation that manages Ireland’s national forests in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner, thus delivering benefits to local communities and the wider society.
Their motto is to Grow-Transform-Sustain. This year, the Dublin Mountains forest uplands that are under Coillte’s care are undergoing a regeneration to make a more diverse, resilient, multi-generational and sustainable amenity for nature and the public and this is known as The Dublin Mountains makeover.
Information on the Dublin Mountains Makeover is available on Coillte's website: https://www.coillte.ie/coillte-nature/ourprojects

Up to date news from Coillte

The Dublin Mountains Partnership or DMP was set up in May 2008 with the ultimate aim of improving the recreational experience for users of the Dublin Mountains, whilst recognising the objectives and constraints of the various landowners.
The partner organisations involved are Coillte, South Dublin Co. Co., Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Co., Dublin City Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Dublin Mountains Initiative, an umbrella group representing the recreation users of the Dublin Mountains, since 2018 Fáilte Ireland has sat on the DMP Board. “
For more info on the DMP activities:

Latest updates from the DMP

People looking for the 42km Dublin Mountains Way completion badges from the Dublin Mountains Partnership can simply drop an email with their postal address to info@dublinmountains.ie and the DMP will post them out badges.

Also relevant to this challenge are the Leave No Trace organisation and the enviromental principles they uphold:
Plan ahead and prepare.
Be considerate of others.
Respect farm animals and wildlife.
Stay on designated trails.
Don't cause damage.
Bring your rubbish home with you.

Learn about LEAVE NO TRACE

Event Terms & Conditions

Event Terms & Conditions

Check out our Event Terms & Conditions using the button below.

T's & C's
Sponsored by Lucozade Sport

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With thanks to Horizon and PML for their kind and ongoing support.