Saturday 11 August, 2018
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
- Only major junctions marked
Munster Half-Marathon League
This classic fell style route encompasses the best of what the Galtees has to offer. Runners will leave Kings yard and follow a stunning woodland trail north and join the famous black road onto the open mountain where they will then hit three of the mountains highest points (Galtee Beg 799m, Galtee Mór 917m and Lyracappal 878m) on the route before then descending back down into the valleys on the south side to traverse some truly beautiful trails before finishing back in Kings yard. While we will endeavor to have the route fully marked this is an open mountain race and therefore some navigation skills may be required. The weather on the Galtees in particular can change quite suddenly and dramatically so we encourage everyone competing to embrace the fact that if heavy cloud/fog moves in visibility may be compromised and route markings will not be as obvious.
King's Yard Knocknagalty, Kilbehenny, Co Limerick (52.3310836,-8.1833996)
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