Info: This event has been cancelled.
The Isle of Jura Fell Race is a classic on many a fell runner's wish list; a true test of hillcraft, endurance and fell running technique. It is one of the toughest challenges in British hill racing at this distance, and one of the best weekends on the calendar.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING:
It is my objective to establish a fair and transparent process for the allocation of race places, especially given that the race is always over-subscribed and is limited to 250 starters. Therefore, entry into The Isle of Jura Fell Race will be determined in accordance with the process outlined below.
The race entry fee is £30. A refund of £20 will be made to any entrant who gives notice of their withdrawal from the race on or before 31st March 2020. No refund will be made to any entrant who gives notice of withdrawal after 31st March 2020.
Entries will remain open for a period of one month, from 1st – 31st January 2020. At the end of the open period all entries will be considered, using the criteria set out below.
Places are NOT allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
The race will accept 250 runners on the start line, however, 300 entries will be offered due to previous experience of a race day ‘no show’ of around 25%. A waiting list will be managed.
Allocation of race places
A valid entry form must be received on or before the closing date for any runner wishing to race.
A certain number of places will be allocated to those runners who fall into the categories detailed below:
All remaining entries will then be vetted, with those who are not considered to have ‘adequate relevant experience’ rejected. The race has strict qualifying criteria in assessing whether an entrant has ‘adequate relevant experience’ but will consider the experience of each entrant on a case by case basis.
If sufficient places are available, all fully qualified entrants will be granted a place in the race.
If there are too many fully qualified entrants for the number of places available, as has been the case in previous years, a ballot will take place to allocate the balance of starting places. The Race Organiser will try to allocate up to 25% of the available places to those who have not started the race before.
All decisions of the Race Organiser regarding adequate relevant experience, and in respect of the allocation of places, are final.
Invitations to enter the race will be sent out in February to all those successful. The place must be accepted, and entry fee paid by the end of February, or else the place will be forfeited and offered to someone else.
Late entries: Late entries will not be accepted unless in exceptional circumstances.
Teams: Male and female teams of three runners from the same club. Prizes will be awarded to teams with the fastest combined times. You MUST state your club when entering to be included in a team.
Withdrawals: If you are no longer able to compete please inform the Race Organiser as soon as possible. This will enable the Race Organiser to give an entry to the next person on the waiting list in good time for them to organise themselves.
Additional information: All information that competitors require can be found on the race website at www.jurafellrace.org.uk. A full runners' “information document” will be e-mailed to all successful entrants, a week prior to the race. There will be no entries on the day (EOD).
Vehicles: Jura struggles to cope with extra traffic on the island. All runners and their families are encouraged to leave vehicles on the mainland. A bike and a tent will only enhance your Jura experience.
Social Media: The Facebook page is @isleofjurafellrace and will be used to give regular updates. A competitors group is linked to this page for runners to use as a forum (please ask to become a member).