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Thursday 15th August 2024

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Sunday 7th July 2024 at 12:00
Entries Close
Tuesday 13th August 2024 at 22:00
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68 Participants
Entry Fees

£10 affiliated / £12 unaffiliated

Under 20's / 65+
£6 affiliated / £8 unaffiliated

Andrew Wallace

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NIMRA Championship – Short distance race

Registration: 17:45 – 18:45 BHAC Gazebo located in upper car park

Race start:   19:00 - field adjacent to lower car park (Killynether Wood)

Distance:   7.2km / 4.5miles

Ascent:   365m / 1200ft

Race Director:   Andrew Wallace

Parking: Scrabo Country Park, Upper car park (below Scrabo Golf Club). Overflow available at lower car park.

Route Description:

Race will start in field adjacent to lower car park and follow forest trails / singletrack around a figure of eight course for a total of 2 laps. Course consists of short steep ascents, narrow paths, steps and plenty of tree roots/rocks. Course will be fully way-marked with sawdust & tape. There will be a ‘dibber’ point at start & finish.

Equipment: there will be no mandatory kit for this race but a rain jacket is recommended in the event of bad weather. 

Marshalls: Marshalls will be located at major junctions and at crossing points. Runners must comply with instructions from marshalls.

Retirements: All retiring runners should report to the nearest marshall’s post (if possible), return by the safest, direct route and must report to the race organisers at the finish.

Male Senior, MU18, MV40, MV45, MV50, MV55, MV60, MV65, MV70, MV75, MV80
Female Senior, FU18, FV40, FV45, FV50, FV55, FV60, FV65, FV70, FV75

  • Participants must refrain from handshakes, hugs and high fives. Cover their coughs and sneezes. No spitting.
  • Try not to touch any surfaces at the event.
  • All participants should leave as soon as they finish.
  • While running participants should always maintain a safe distance from others and should allow a safe distance while overtaking.
  • NO headphones or ear pieces of any description are allowed for safety reasons.
  • Reasonable fitness levels needed – this is not an easy ‘trail’ race.
  • Do not take part if you have any Covid symptoms as per Government advice.
  • Please bring own pins.
  • No running poles allowed as per NIMRA guidelines.

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Event Location
Scrabo Country Park, Upper Car Park, Killynether Road, Newtownards