Sunday 15 April, 2018
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Route fully marked
Munster Winter/Spring League
Curragh Woods is a firm favourite of many locals for the variety of trail it offers within such a small distance.
Adult Course: Expect a good climb (or two), some decent mud, and a fast finish back down the fire road to the car park. A decent pair of trail shoes are strongly recommended here.
Junior Course (2.5km): The Junior Race begins along the same fire-road climb as the adults and drops down onto the usual technical path. Before descending to the bridge, however, it takes a shortcut back onto the fire road before finishing on a fast decent to the finish.
Kiddies Course (less than 1km): This will be catered for on the day and includes a short climb and return along the main fire-road at the start.
From Cork, take the N25 east toward Midleton. Take the Midleton off-ramp through the Knockgriffin Industrial Estate (and bypass the centre of Midleton). Take a left onto the R626 and head 3km northwest to the main Curragh Woods car park on your left.
From Tipperary/Limerick, take the M8 south toward Cork and take the fist Watergrasshill off-ramp. Go straight through the roundabout and the very first left toward Leamlara. At the shrine in Leamlara take the left to Midleton and Lisgoold. In Lisgoold take the R626 south toward Midleton and travel 4.5km before the Curragh Woods car park on your right.
This race is open to all IMRA members and costs €5. There is no online pre-registration available. Please arrive at least 30 mins before race start time to give time for race registration.
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 2018!
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 2018 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 2018 IMRA member or don't know your race number, it will not be possible to enter the race
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for Leinster League finisher's 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 Leinster League finisher prize