Red Bull Foxhunt returns to the Mournes

On October 7th and 8th, over 400 riders will take part in this unique race and try to beat the fox. The course starts high on the summit of Slieve Martin, above the regular trails of Rostrevor Trail Centre. We’ll get you there with a help of uplift but there will be a bit of […]

On October 7th and 8th, over 400 riders will take part in this unique race and try to beat the fox.

The course starts high on the summit of Slieve Martin, above the regular trails of Rostrevor Trail Centre. We’ll get you there with a help of uplift but there will be a bit of a push to attain the altitude necessary. Don’t worry, you’ll be back at sea level quick enough though. Riders race in a wide line across open moorland aiming for the magic holeshoot that leads to singletrack trails where overtaking is almost impossible.

Across the shoulder of Slieve Martin the trail then takes a dive straight down a rutted steep newly built trail that snakes its way over to the established downhill trails of DH1 and DH2 from the trail centre. Mixing these two trails up, experienced riders will have noted the shortcuts and sneaky lines in practice in their bid to outfox the fox. The trail includes Hecklers rock, a crucial feature of National Championship downhill courses and not for the faint hearted, before emerging from the trees into the finish arena where the tunes will be pumping to help with the arm and leg pump.


You’ll find below some key information on the event

Rostrevor, County Down hosts the annual Red Bull Fox Hunt in the Mourne Mountains

Fee for entry

£40 (license required) + Online entry fees

Event Timings

Friday 7th October

4pm – Pit access, event parking and campsite open

Saturday 8th October

8-11am – Registration open

10 am-2pm – Open practice

3pm – Individual timed run (Single stage chip timing). The time recorded by each competitor will be used to decide order of each category race & seeding for Red Bull Foxhunt.

5pm-8pm – Barbecue & Tunes at the campsite

Details of each competitors timed run will be displayed at the event tent that will be positioned in the main campsite area. Competitor timings for Sunday’s race will also be available.

Sunday 9th October

8-9 am – Registration open

8-12pm – Open practice

1pm – Red Bull Foxhunt 2016 (weather permitting)

RegistrationAll competitors will receive a chip timing device, race number and a limited edition Red Bull Foxhunt jersey at registration. All competitiors will be asked to wear their Foxhunt jersey for the final race on Sunday.

Competitiors category

Junior Men: 16-19

Men: 20-29

Masters: 30-39

Vets: 40+

Elite Men: 20+

Women: 16+

Athletes perform at the Red Bull Foxhunt in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland on October 6 2013.

Uplift Service

An uplift service will be in place for designated time periods on both Saturday & Sunday. The uplift will take competitors to the top of DH1. From there, there will be a 15-20 min push up to the start of course.


This is a Cycling Ireland affiliated event. Therefore, an off-road cycling competition licence, from a recognised cycling federation, is required to take part. Alternatively, a Cycling Ireland ‘event licence’ will be available to purchase at registration for £18 (as per Cycling Ireland competition regulations).

Event Camping

Camping for the event will be provided in Kilbroney Caravan Park. A limited number of fully serviced sites are available. Some of the sites are soft standing and there are also some grass tent spaces. The site is equipped with a toilet & shower block. There is also a laundry room, playground, tennis courts, and a BBQ area.

The park reception and visitor centre provides visitors with suggestions and brochures on places of interest to visit and things to do in the local area. There is also a cafe on-site.

Important: Please pre-book camping for Red Bull Foxhunt

Contact Edel: accommodation@richmondmarketing.comPrices

  • Caravan/motor-home/trailer tent/tent with electric hook-up – weekend price £25 and £12.50 for one night.
  • Non-electric tent spaces – weekend £20 and £10 for one night.

You can also pay cash on arrival. You will be directed to your camping slot.

Shower and Laundry tokens are available from Kilbroney Caravan Park Reception.

Note – Normal caravan park rules apply. For more information on the area and local facilities please log on to:

Catering on SiteWe will be operating a catering service at competitive rates in the grounds of the caravan park.

Saturday: 12pm – 7pm

Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

They will serve a selection of hot dishes . A selection of sandwiches, salads, drinks, teas, coffees and snacks will also be available.

On Saturday the seeding run category podiums will be followed with a free barbecue & tunes at the participants area

The Red Bull Fox Hunt in the Mourne Mountains

Event Parking – Competitor

All competitiors parking will be on the grounds of Kilbroney Caravan Park. An overflow car park will also be provided to accommodate additional vehicles.

Vehicle passes will be allocated on arrival and it is important that you display these on your dashboard at all times.

Please note – It is advised that you do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.

Event Parking – Spectator

Spectators will be permitted to park in the lower car park (currently known as the mountain biking car park).

More information will be communcated closer to the event.

If you have any questions, please contact