Sunday 29 April, 2018
4 (1,1,2) - Easy Terrain, <200M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Route fully marked
Munster Summer League
The race starts at the forest barrier in the car park and follows the forest trail up towards an old "Wart Well". The trail then descends through the woods and follows a route to an old lodge. From here we take the Lake Walk through the woods which brings us to the Sand Dunes and on to beautiful Long Strand. From here runners can choose their own path through a 1km beach run and exit Long Strand and climb up to the High Cross. From here it is a gentle descent to the forest barrier and Finish Line.
Link to Strava Activity: https://www.strava.com/activities/488696722
Castlefreke Forest Recreation Area Take the N71 west from Clonakilty, travel 7 km and take a left on the R598 to Rathbarry village. Take a right at the Lodge, travel 300 meters and take a right into the car park. The race location will be signposted on the day. Full Directions are given @ https://www.coillte.ie/site/castlefreke/.
The recreation area of Castlefreke is a collection of woodlands close to Rathbarry village in West Cork. The main woodland car park is adjacent to Castlefreke castle. Rathbarry castle, Rathbarry church and graveyard are nearby. Rathbarry castle was built in the 15th century by Randal g Barry. It passed on to Arthur Freke in 1617 and became the family seat of the Evans Freke or Lord Carbery family. In 1780 Sir John Evans Freke built a new castle on a new site, thus the 2 castles are positioned so close to each other.
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 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