Irish Mountain
Running Association

Downshill

Description:
Downshill Trail Race
County:
Wicklow
Date:
Wednesday 12 August, 2020
Time:
19:30
Climb (m):
400
Distance (km):
9.60
Event Difficulty:
6 (1,2,3) - Easy Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Yes
Leagues:
Trail League 
Entry opens:
2020-07-29 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2020-08-11 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Vouchers Allowed:
Yes. Race vouchers may be used to enter this event on the day.
Route Description:

Route map for Downshill 2019 by Peter bell on plotaroute.com

Note that this is a reverse of last year's race with a slight change one the first descent.

Junior route will consist of the first loop only. The distance of the Junior route is aprox. 5k. There is no arranged Early start. If you are concerned you might be slow relative to the field you could consider doing the short course - 1 loop only.

Getting There:

Take the N11 South. At Junction 11, exit onto the R774 signposted Greystones / Kilcoole / Kilpedder. At the roundabout take the 4th exit and stay on the R774 (you are going back the way you came), at the roundabout take the second exit (straight over), at the next roundabout take the third exit. The Grove Bar is 500m along on the right hand side:

The Grove Bar, Killickabawn, Co. Wicklow

Parking and prizegiving are at the Grove Bar. The race start is 1.3 km by foot from the parking / prize giving. No parking between Grove bar and race start. Please be cognizant of neighbouring properties and do not block entrances

Organisers Instructions:

All competitors, and particularly those who have not competed this year already, should READ the NEW REGISTRATION GUIDELINES.

We are NO longer accepting MONEY at races.

Mandatory Gear

Official IMRA race number

Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof 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.

Finishing without mandatory kit will result in disqualification

Chip timing will be in use for this race. Please ensure that you have a chip coded at registration before starting this race.If you have a chip form last year(or any other year), you will need to get it re-coded at registration

Registration

Registration will start 6.15 (at the Grove bar) and close on or before 7.15 to allow time to bring the computer and equipment to the start line

Early Start

No Early start. Instead consider the option of a Short Course (1 loop only)

Please carpool to event if at all possible to alleviate parking issues.
Prizegiving Location:

The Grove Bar, Killickabawn, Co. Wicklow

 

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
RoleVolunteersAcceptedRun
Race DirectorPaul SmythNo

 

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.
 

Carpool