Irish Mountain
Running Association

Oughaval Woods

Description:
Oughaval Woods SEL race
County:
Laois
Date:
Sunday 20 March, 2022
Time:
11:00
Climb (m):
240
Distance (km):
8.50
Event Difficulty:
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS Allowed:
Yes
Leagues:
Southeast League 
Entry opens:
2022-03-15 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2022-03-18 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

Route map for New Oughaval Race Route by Paul Kelly on plotaroute.com


The route will be slightly changed this year due to a number of fallen trees on some of the planned route.
Trail runners with good grip are required as it's very slippy underfoot in some places
There will be two routes on the day 8.5km long and 4.5km short course.
The route will be on some nice trails and forest paths.
trail runners are recommended
Getting There:
The route starts and finishes in Oughaval woods carpark here is the link
Organisers Instructions:
MANDATORY SHOWERPROOF JACKET MUST BE CARRIED/WORN DURING ALL IMRA EVENTS

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES AND FOR THE FIRST AND LAST 200M OF THE RACE

Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and windproof 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!

This race is open to all IMRA members. There will online pre-registration available at €7 on www.imra.ie deadline is 18:00 on Friday the 18th March.

IMRA MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE FOR 2022!

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 here: IMRA Registration,
and follow the instructions carefully.

Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase 2022 membership using a credit/debit card.

Bring the membership confirmation email containing your race number for the year with you to your first race of the year

Collect your IMRA number at your first race, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.

To pay for the individual race entry, go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase race entry for €7 using a credit/debit card.



IMPORTANT: No cash entries on the day.

Please carpool as much as possible as car parking spaces are limited.

Registration will be between 9.45 and 10.45 on the morning of the race in picnic area beside the Car park
Prizegiving Location:
Prizes will be given as the 1st-3rd females and males cross and the 1st female and male juniors cross the finish line.
 

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