Yes. Race vouchers may be used to enter this event on the day.
The course will be fully marked and in general you should follow the trail you’re on and only change direction where you see markings coming up to a turn or junction and the turn will generally be to the side that the markings are on. You’ll note if you view the map that there is a section that is run in both directions and where we feel there might be problems, we’ll have a marshal positioned. PLEASE NOTE THAT RUNNER’S GOING UPHILL ARE ASKED TO GIVE WAY TO THOSE RUNNING DOWNHILL.
There is a junior route also and the second marshal will be at the point where they split from the main race.
Sign in early as we have to relocate to the start down opposite the Castle. This is a 5 to 10 minute walk from registration.
The race registration will take place at the Deer Park Golf Club House in the Howth Castle Estate. Public transport access is via the N3/6 bus from Abbey Street and the nearest stop is not far from the entrance of the estate. Bus timetables can be viewed on all of the usual websites: http://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/ : https://www.transportforireland.ie/timetables/). Those travelling by car can park in available spaces at the Golf Club on a first come, first served basis. The charge for parking is €2 per car which will be donated to a local charity. If a parking space is not available you can park for free in the Harbour car parks (2K from Registration) or to the side of the grounds there is some street parking in the Balkhill housing estate, there’s a gate through to the Golf Club from there. Please do not park in any location causing an obstruction to the local community as we need their co-operation for future events. The Dart station is also shown on the map and is about 2K up to registration, again a timetable is available on all the usual locations. https://www.irishrail.ie/train-timetables , https://www.transportforireland.ie/timetables/
MANDATORY SHOWERPROOF JACKET MUST BE CARRIED/WORN DURING ALL IMRA EVENTS
No jacket = no result. Bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line.
THERE IS NO SELF-TIMING AT IMRA EVENTS
You should start the race at the specified gun-times, or choose a distance that suits your ability.
As the race is over 8 kilometers there will be an early start at 19:00. Only runners with a >160% of a winner's time should use the early start.
Registration will be from 18:00 to 19:15 sharp, as we’ll have to relocate to the start down opposite the Castle. This is a 5 to 10 minute walk from registration.
Unless you intend using a race voucher to pay for the race, you will need to REGISTER ON-LINE for the event and for the year if this is your first race this year. If you have bought vouchers on line and are collecting them please bring confirmation of payment.
Online registration will close at 6PM the evening before the race to allow us print off the list of runners. If you want to run and have missed this you can use your or someone else voucher if they are willing. However you will need to be registered for the year( €10 paid on-line). On the night you will be directed either to the 'Registered on-line' table to sign in or to the 'pay with voucher' table to have your card punched AND SIGN IN. If this is your first race this year, you will collect your number which you KEEP for the year. Please bring confirmation of number and registration.
Heaphones or any sort are now allowed and may lead to a disqualification.
At the race finish. No access to Café.
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