Irish Mountain
Running Association

Sligo Women's Trail Series 3: Union Wood

Sligo Women's Trail Series 3: Union Wood
Sunday 28th April, 2024
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
5 (2,1,2) - Moderate Terrain, <200M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Sligo Women's Trail Series 
Mandatory Kit:
Level B - Standard
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat or buff
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Charged mobile phone with emergency number stored
  • Foil blanket, bivvy bag or equivalent

All runners must bring the above items to the race. The actual kit to be carried during the race will be finalised on the day, depending on conditions etc., and clearly advised at Registration.

You should also have the means to carry all the kit in case required.

Failure to have the required items may lead to you being denied entry to the race, or disqualification. Random checks may be carried out.

Organisers Instructions:

Sign in

All participants must sign in prior to event start at the carpark at Ballisodare FC and collect your number which must be wore on your front for the event for insurance reasons. Sign in will open at 9:00am and will close at 9.50am. Event will start at 10am.

Getting There

Google map link to starting location - . Take the turn into the Ballisodare Composting Facility, Ballisodare United FC and the community center. There is limited parking in the carpark, please carpool where possible. Please park considerately as this is a public use car park.

The Route

This route will take you around Union Wood in Sligo. Trail runners are advised, but not mandatory, as some sections of the route will require good grip. The route is 6km in distance and will have gravel track, some hills and beautiful single track forest sections.


The run is not timed but for safety reasons there if you do not reach the 3km point with in 1hour you will be asked to take a short cut back to the finish line.

All Runners MUST carry/wear a rainproof jacket for the entirety of the race. Any runner found not to be carrying the mandatory jacket will be disqualified. This is for health and safety reasons. We will be checking!

To reduce plastic waste there will only be paper cups provided for water for this event, even better if you can bring your own cup or keep cup. You are asked to only use one cup and not take additional. Jugs will be available to refile your cup.

Please follow the Leave No Trace principles for respecting the environment and the forest trails -

First Time IMRA Participants

If you have never participated in an IMRA event before, please create an account with MyIMRA (see top of this page). All runners must be members of IMRA €10 for the calendar year. You will then receive your race number, which you keep for all IMRA events/races. This number will be emailed to you, but can also be found on your MyIMRA profile once you have joined You can collect your number at your first event of the calendar year. Do not lose this number! Entry for events is via the IMRA website. You must sign in at registration before run start. As above, a jacket must be carried with you/worn for all IMRA events.


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