Sunday 22 April, 2018
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Only major junctions marked
Munster Winter/Spring League
Adult Course: Starting at the barrier at the entrance to Knockanroe Woods, the first 2.3k is a noce easy downhill jaunt on forest road before turning onto a steep uphill single track section. You then cross a fence onto a narrow track along open mountain for about 2k to the cairn where you retrace your steps to the fence before you hit the final 1.5k back to the finish line.
Video: Fantastic drone footage of the open mountain part of the course, courtesy of GoTri Adventure: https://vimeo.com/135047052
Junior Race: Distance:2.5km, climb: 80m. The Junior uses the first section of the adult route, climbing steadily on forest road to the high point (Silvermines Mountains East Top) before turning and returning downhill along the same track to the finish line.
Knockanroe Forest Recreation Area Entrance:    Google Maps Link
From Limerick, take the M7 towards Dublin, exiting at Junction 27 (Ballina/Killaloe/Birdhill). Then take the third exit at the Birdhill roundabout onto R445. After 6k, turn right onto R499 following signs for Silvermines for 8k.
There is limited parking at the forest entrance, with a larger carpark at the picnic area half a mile from the start (on the road between Silvermines and the forest entrance).
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