Irish Mountain
Running Association

Vir-2-al Relay Charity Race

Wednesday 15 April, 2020
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
3 (1,1,1) - Easy Terrain, <200M ascent, <6Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2020-04-11 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2020-04-14 20:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:
Be good, follow the guidelines! Try not to interfere with any other people out for a walk or run....
Getting There:
Open your front door, or back door for that matter...or various doors within your house that will lead to you completing 2k.
Organisers Instructions:

Given that this year's Killiney Charity Relay has been postoned due too the COVID-19 emergency, we have decided to run a virtual race for our chosen charity, St. Joseph's in Shankill. St. Joseph's is a dementia care centre that is already in severe danger of closing and is under etra pressure during these tough times. This is very much the brainchild of Emily Glen and Alice Clancy, so they have very kindly agreed to be co-Race Directors for this event. (Meanwhile Conor O'Farrell has done all the legwork to get the event to happen, so kudos really needs to be directed his way)

Please enter the race as per normal. All the proceeds will go to the charity

This event is a virtual race. You may run the race anywhere; on the street, in a park, in your back garden, or at home on the treadmill. Submit your own time, honesty is a big factor here, so let's not knock off a few seconds to make ourselves look good and stay in the spirit of the event.

It is very much a bit of fun, for a good cause.

You must run on Wednesday April 15th, any time before 23:59.
It must be a single 2km distance, i.e. not picking out 2km in the middle of a 5km run.
Teams will be picked randomly on Tuesday 14th, once registration is closed.
Your race time must be submitted to by 23:59 on the everning of Wednesday 15th April (or before I wake up the following morning).
In your email (to, please include:
- Your 2020 race number.
- Your race time.
- A link to your run (Garmin, Strava etc.), if possible. I know not everyone uses the fancy GPS watches, but I thought it would be nice to share for this event if you have one that I could put in a race report.
Upload a photo of you doing your run in the event page.

Standard government guidelines must be followed during the current locakdown.
1. Run alone (unless with members of your household).
2. Must be within 2 km of your home.
3. 2m physical distancing to be strictly observed.
4. Anyone with any symptoms related to Covid 19, no matter how mild, should not run.
5. Anyone expected to cocoon (over 70s, people in high risk categories etc) should not contravene the govt guidelines in order to participate...It will be possible to participate by walking the distance within and around your home for example....and a virtual prize will be awarded for the most creative route choice within restricted conditions
*On the 3rd point, we ask that everyone to think carefully about their route - try to pick something that'll make it easy to stay as well as away from other as possible. Members of the public out for a walk may not appreciate being passed by runners breathing hard - 2 m is the absolute minimum and we should aim to keep a greater spacing while running hard if possible. For the same reason, try to pick a quieter time if possible.
**Due to the high level of admin involved, requests for warrior dances of any kind will not be entertained on this occasion.

Prizegiving Location:
There will be a grand prizegiving on Thursday evening broadcast via the world wide web....details to follow. We expect the competition to be fierce for these prizes.

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

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

Current Volunteers