Irish Mountain
Running Association

Brockagh Burst

A 6km circular route submitting Brockagh East Top
Sunday 26 January, 2020
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
4 (2,1,1) - Moderate Terrain, <200M ascent, <6Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Winter / Spring League 
Route Description:
Short course / Junior course consists of a smaller loop. At the top of the grassy bank (2.5 km up), juniors and short course runners will turn left back down to the Wicklow Way instead of turning right up to Brockagh East summit.
Getting There:
Follow normal directions to the village of Laragh and drive past McCoy's Petrol Station. Turn right for the Brockagh Resource Ctr. to park.
Organisers Instructions:
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No jacket = no result. Bring the mandatory jacket and have it crossing the finish line.

Parking will be at the Brockagh Res. Ctr. There will be a 2 Euro charge per car to cover room hire cost for Reg. and Prize-Giving time. Carpooling is encouraged.

Please do not park in the Wicklow Heather Resturant parking area. They tend to be busy at weekends and we do not want to cause upset there.

Registration will be open from 9:15 to 10:30. No late entries will be accepted. Reg. will close on time to allow the race organising team get to the start area.

Race start is on the crossroads with the Wicklow Way in Brockagh Woods. This is a 1 km run/walk from the registration, so please leave sufficient time to get there.

VOLUNTEERS: Please aim to be at the Res. Ctr. for 8:30 to help set up for registration. 1st race of the year will be a busy one.

  • Notice regarding Early Starts - As this race is under 8k there is strictly no early start. We will have a mass start at 11:00 sharp. Juniors start time TBC.

    As we enter a new year, below is some useful information for the Winter/Spring League, and also for the rest of 2020.

    • As this is the first race of the Winter League, registration will be very busy handing out new numbers and assigning timing-chips.
    • Please arrive early - registration will close at 10:30
    • Please sign-in first, then collect your number, then proceed to the laptop desk to get your chip registered and scanned.
    • If you have a chip from previous years, please bring it with you for reprogramming
    • If you do not have a chip, one will be provided to you free of charge
    • Your chip will and number will be yours for the entire 2020 race year. Please retain both for the year, they are your responsibility. Replacement number or chips will be charged at €5 (one punch from voucher card or can be purchased online.
    • It is mandatory to carry or wear a showerproof jacket at all IMRA races. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the race.
    • Please make your number clearly visible on the front of your chest. Do not wear it on your shorts, as it cannot be seen easily by the spotters.
    • If you must use a race belt for your number, please ensure that it is facing frontwards when crossing the line.
    • Fix your timing chip on your shoe laces. Anywhere else and it will not register on the timing mat. Cable ties will be provided at the chip-desk.
    • If you cannot finish the race for any reason, please let a volunteer know. Otherwise we could be out on the mountain for a while looking for you.
    • The RD can be contacted using the emergency phone number on the rear of your race number.

  • Prizegiving Location:
    The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

    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


    Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.

    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


    Please login to myIMRA to volunteer to help at this event. You should aim to volunteer at least once for every 10 events that you run.