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
- 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
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