Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra
Saturday 3 March, 2018
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
- Route fully marked
Munster Long Distance Championship
Online entry for this race will open at 09:00am on Monday 8th January 2018, and will remain open for four weeks. Entries are limited to the first 50 paid entrants, and entries will close sooner if we reach this limit.
We are pleased to announce that this race has been awarded FOUR ITRA/UTMB points.
Following in the footsteps on O'Sullivan Cam Beara, this route follows the march he took with 1000 followers who were being chased from West Cork after defeat at the Battle of Kinsale.
The route is a waymarked trail. We start at Carriganass Castle in Kealkill and finish at Millstreet. Be advised this route will challenge the toughest of IMRA ultra runners and hardy souls only need apply.
Meeting at Millstreet on Sat 3rd March at 6am.
After KIT CHECK, board bus leaving at 6:30am.
Arrive Kealkill 7:30am.
Race start 8am sharp.
There will be checkpoints (and drop bags) at:
Gougane Barra 16km Cut off: 11am
Ballingeary 29km Cut off: 12:30pm
Ballyvourney 48km Cut off: 3:45pm
Unmanned stations for water and food at:
Approx : 38km & 57km
Live tracking will be in place.
Mandatory Kit to include:
Waterproof jacket, waterproof leggings, charged phone, food, water 500ml, hat, gloves, foil blanket, map of route, (downloable here: http://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Sli-Gaeltacht-Mhuscrai/640/), and high-quality head-torch.
ALL KIT MUST BE DISPLAYED BEFORE BOARDING BUS .
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.
Note: If you are not a 2018 IMRA member, it will not be possible to enter the race.
Food & showers available at finish in Millstreet.
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