Irish Mountain
Running Association

Nav Challenge 2

Second race of annual nav challenge league
Sunday 19 September, 2021
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2021-09-13 18:00:00
Entry closes:
2021-09-18 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:
Long course: Around 18km, mainly on tracks. Very runnable.

Short course:Around 8km, mainly on tracks with a short cut across open mountain possible.

Getting There:
On R755, 2.5km East of Laragh turn onto forest track at mountain rescue premises. Proceed down to parking by the river.
Organisers Instructions:
The Nav Challenge is an navigation race where competitors use a map to find checkpoints. This year competitors are required to provide and mark their own maps.

Start/Finish Stepping Stones Trooperstown Bridge T159969

Map required E/W: Wicklow South East. E/W Wicklow East will do with a small addition (supplied) for those doing long course. Either map will cover short course. A list of six figure grid references and control site descriptions will be given out at the start of the race. To make the race as inclusive as possible 5 minutes later a master map may be inspected for those wanting to ensure they have transcribed the grid references correctly. You will not be allowed to take a photo on your phone of the master map! You will also be given a card to punch at each control found at the allocated grid reference points. Mandetory Kit: Running Jacket with a hood, whistle, compass, relevant map for the area, mobile phone (for safety). You will also need to bring a pen/pencil/marker to mark your grid references on your map. (If you have the laminated version, a white board pen can be used and simply wiped off afterwards). Runners doing the long course should consider bringing some food and water. Early start 9.30

Prizegiving Location:
At start/finish

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

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

Current Volunteers
HelperBrendan DelaneyYes
HelperVivian O'GormanYes