10:00am Half Marathon
CUT OFF TIMES
50km 8 hours
Marathon 7 hours
Half Marathon 4 hours
We would like to thank Coillte for allowing us to stage this event within Portumna Forest Park. Every year to date the event paid Coillte an agreed fee of €1,000 for the use of the park. Coillte have increased this fee to €2,500. This effectively would make the event unviable. However the organisers have reluctantly decided to pass on the €1,500 balance (€2.20 per entry) to participants as an extra Coillte Fee rather than cancel the event altogether. We hope you understand and if you need any further clarification on this please contact us on email@example.com or indeed if you with to contact Coillte directly on this issue we would be grateful of your support. All we wish to do is promote running in a beautiful state owned forest.
IS THIS EVENT WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY?
We welcome walkers & wheelchairs or anybody who wishes to take part but limited to over 18 years old only. You do need to make sure if you have special requirements that someone looks after you or that you are self-sufficient. Please make sure you bring spare equipment if needed, such as spare tyres, plasters etc. The quality of the road is not guaranteed to be smooth and is under Coillte & OPW authority, not the event organiser.
PACING DEVICES AND PERSONAL MUSIC PLAYERS
For safety reasons, we do not recommend the use of music players with earphones. The main reason is simply to avoid any accident such as runners or wheelchairs coming from behind, along with marshals trying to guide you toward the right direction or warn you of any immediate danger. Use of music equipment can distract runners attention to the running event.
Use of GPS, a heart rate monitor, stopwatch to monitor your progress are allowed.
Pacing, i.e. the ‘step making’ and the accompaniment of participants by any athlete not in the same event is strictly forbidden.
Anybody is welcome to support and encourage runners and we thank you for it. Some erect small gazebos or tents for their own comfort and this is welcomed within certain areas. Overnight camping is not allowed. Spectators need to avoid being on the route of the race where participants are running. This is for safety reasons.
Please be safe and if you wish to help and volunteer on the day, let us know and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org