- Sunday 12 May, 2019
- Climb (m):
- Distance (km):
- Event Difficulty:
- 8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
- Race Marking:
- - Only major junctions marked
- GPS Allowed:
- Southeast League
- Entry opens:
- 2019-04-27 00:00:00
- Entry closes:
- 2019-05-11 18:00:00
- Entry limit:
- None set
- Entry cost:
- €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
- Vouchers Allowed:
- No. Online entry only for this race.
- Route Description:
- Registration open from 09:45-10:45 in the Start Area.
Race starts at 11am / Early start option at 10:30am.
Three Route variations.
2km U14 (Crohaun)
8km Junior/Short (White Standing Stone on Main Route)
12km full (Seefin)
Main route starts with a 3km long climb on a peat based trail, up to the summit of Coumaraglin. Runners will pass scaffolding with aerials, and follow the fence line north, staying to the left of the fence at all times. There is then a drop to the gap, where the trail passes a white standing stone, leading to a steep climb towards Seefin. The trail fades away and runners should head back towards the fence line to the top of the steep climb. Staying with the fence (and keeping to the left of the fence), the climb eases for the last kilometre to the top. The turnaround point is close to the summit, but as the summit is on the right of the fence, runners are asked not to go to the summit. A Marshall will turn runners for the return leg. The return leg follows the same route, staying on the same side of the fence.
Route Strava Link
- Getting There:
Coming from Dungarvan: Head east on the N25 towards Waterford. You will enter a 60km/hr zone which takes in a long bend to the left. Once you reach the end of the 60km/hr zone, continue on the N25 for 2.3km, then turn left...
Coming from Waterford: Head west on the N25 towards Dungarvan. You will pass through a village called Lemybrien (there is a large Applegreen on the Dungarvan side, last chance to stop at a shop before race venue!). On leaving Lemybrien, travel 3.5km towards Dungarvan, then turn right...
... and take L3019 towards Kilrossanty, also signposted for Comeragh Drive and Mahon Falls. Follow L3019 for 1.4km, then turn left (may be signposted for Kilbrien). Follow this road for 4.4km to the race location (which is at the high point of the road, before it goes downhill).Google Maps Link
- Organisers Instructions:
Please note that no cash payments will be accepted on race day
All entrants must be IMRA members (see details below).
Payment may be made by either registering online ahead of event and paying the €7 entry fee or using a race voucher on the day. Any 2018 race vouchers with races remaining can be carried forward for use in 2019. Race registration will close the day before the race to facilitate getting list of entrants over to race directors in time. As usual vouchers can be used to purchase multiple entries to facilitate registering for children, friends etc. Runners will be required to sign in either as a preregistered runner or a voucher runner - further details on the new procedures and new guidelines will be sent to Race Directors in advance of races. Runners will also be responsible for their own numbers at the end of the race and will be required to keep them and bring them with them for next race. Mandatory kit for this race requires all runners to carry or wear a jacket. Failure to do so will result is disqualification
Please note that this route is on a working sheep farm, with kind permission from the landowner. Absolutely no dogs are allowed on or near the race route, this applies to spectators also. Please advise anyone who may accompany you to the race with a dog.
Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!
NEW IMRA MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE FOR 2019!
All competitors must be IMRA members. IMRA membership costs €10 for a calendar year. It is unrelated to membership of other athletic clubs. IMRA membership cannot be purchased at the race, you must follow these steps beforehand:
- Login to your "myimra" account on www.imra.ie. If you don't have an account, create one using the REGISTER FOR MYIMRA link, and follow the instructions carefully.
- Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase 2019 membership using a credit/debit card.
- Bring the membership confirmation email containing your race number for the year with you to your first race
- Get a bib number at your first race, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.
Note: If you are not a 2019 IMRA member or don't know your race number, it will not be possible to enter the race
- Prizegiving Location:
- At the race finish.
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize
Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize
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