FAQ

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
We get some regular questions, and we try to address them as clearly as possible.

HOW IS THE EVENT BEING RUN?
The Event is being run from one location.
Registration Start, Finish, and parking are all located in one area.
The event is split into 2 distances 10k or 22K Half marathon
Both Events Start at 11 am

WHEN AND WHERE IS REGISTRATION?
Registration will open from 9.30am—10:30 am on the day of the event.
Online entries will be picked up on the day.

Please arrive early to facilitate safe registration ( to avoid congestion, if everyone arrives very close to the end of registration at 10.30am)
Registration is at the St Thomas GAA Clubhouse  Castledaly on the R380 between Gort and Loughrea.
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CAN I ENTER ON THE DAY?

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no entry on the day, as we have limited capacity and as of 25th June Event is at 80% Capacity.

We will close entry down once capacity is reached, so we’d strongly recommend entering online to avoid disappointment.

WHAT TIMES DOES THE EVENT START?
Both Events will start at 11 am.
Walkers in the 10k only and these start at 11am.

IF I ENTER BUT CANNOT TAKE PART ON THE DAY IS MY ENTRY FEE REFUNDABLE?
No unless you cancel 30 days prior to the event

CAN I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER EVENT, E.G. FROM 10K to 22K?
Yes, you can transfer to another event by COB 7th August 2021.
Please email [email protected] or PM through Facebook.

CAN I GIVE MY NUMBER TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT?
Unfortunately no.

WHAT DOES MY ENTRY FEE INCLUDE?
The entry fee covers:
Finishers Medal for both 10k and 22k
Parking, access to changing facilities and showers if needed.
Water on the route
Refreshments and a meal post the event. 

WILL I BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE ROUTES?
All routes will be well marked and event stewards will be posted on all routes to ensure no
one gets lost.
Please obey the Marshals and take note of any warnings about the road surface or terrain.

ARE THERE KM MARKERS?
There will be markers at every KM.

WHERE ARE THE WATER AND FOOD STATIONS?
There are Water stops at various points. There is a food station at start/finish line.

WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FINISH?
There will be parking, changing facilities and showers available there.

COURSE INFORMATION
The course is a challenging course with a mixture of different types of terrain.
The first 1.5k is uphill with a mix of road and track, this then opens into the mountain terrain of 1k.
The course then enters the forestry with some beautiful trails, combined with ascents and declines.
Depending on the 10k or half, you may have slightly different terrain.
The return then is back onto the mountain terrain again.

ARE HEADPHONES ALLOWED?
It is recommended not to use them, so marshals instructions can be heard

WHAT TYPE OF FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING SHOULD I WEAR?
The course heads up into the mix of terrain above, so we’d the ground underfoot, being soft and it
wet and slippy in places.
Footwear we recommend is runners or trail runners (if you have a pair).
Clothing a light running jacket and shorts will suffice.

What Prizes are on the Day?

None but there are medals for all finishers, the focus of the eventis the challenge and experience of the trails.

Finishing times & positions for both male & female entrants will be made available.