Frequently asked questions
The Long Course will be 15km long and the non- competitive Short Course event will be a 8.5km route for joggers / walkers.
The route is totally free of traffic and mainly on good quality forest trails.
In the Long Course (15km) route there is approximately 800m of mucky trail .
Trail shoes are recommended particularly for the Long Course (15km) event.
Your shoes will get wet and mucky in the longer event but should not in the short course event unless you splash in puddles.
The Long Course (15km) race will start at 11am for all runners and most joggers.
ONLY VERY SLOW joggers and visually impaired athletes in Long course (15k) event may start at 10.30am as otherwise it distorts finish line results service and may mean marshals are not all in place in time, etc
If you are a fast walker, and are confident of finishing the Long Course (15km) in more than 2 hours but less than 3 hours then please start at 10.30am
For guidance a fast walker would be someone that could complete a flat terrain 10km walking in less than 90 minutes
Race Director reserves the right to limit access to the 10.30am start to those they deem suitable to avoid results confusion!
All Participants in the non-competitive short course (8.5km) event start at 11.30am
Briefing at rear of Glendalough Hotel at 10.45am for Long Course & 11.15am for Short Course Participants
Limited Parking is available at the Brockagh Resource Centre & nearby public areas (Local operator charges may apply)
Please carpool as parking space is limited.
OPW / Visitor’s Centre parking is not recommended for race participants or Glendalough Hotel unless you are a guest
Entry limited to 300 participants by National Parks Permit – Entry will close once race limit has been reached
Your card details will be processed & debited for the entry fee and you will receive an e-mail detailing your receipt number.
100 early bird tickets for sale for €15* (expires July 31st)
150 normal price entry tickets for €20* (expires September 15th)
Late entry tickets priced at €25* for any tickets purchased from September 16th until Oct 13th or race fills**
Please note that there will be no late or on the day entry.
* When you enter you commit to raise a minimum donation of €100 for Fighting Blindness. We encourage every participant to raise as much as they can to support our work.
Please enter before Mon 6th October to be sure of a Race Tee.
* When you enter you commit to raise or donate funds to Fighting Blindness on race day.
** Entry limited to 300 participants by National Parks Permit
On the day of the event all participants must sign on and collect their race number from the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh Village, just uphill from McCoys shop/petrol pumps – Brockagh Centre location map here.
All participants must have entered the race online prior to midnight on Wednesday before race unless race limit* reached in advance.
** Long race limited to 200 participants & Short race to 100 by National Parks Permit
There will be no late or entry available on the day of the event.
Race sign on will be from 9am to 10.30am in the Brockagh Resource Centre.
Tea and coffee is available for all participants at the registration point as shown on the map below.
Race briefing will take place prior to the event and participants will be given instructions about the race.
Race briefing for slow joggers and visually impaired athletes in the Long Course (15.1km) event will take place in the Brockagh Centre at 10.10am.
These participants will then be transferred to the race start location for a 10.30am start by our courtesy bus.
Race briefing for the main field of 15km Long Course runners will take place at 10.45am in the car park to the rear of the Glendalough Hotel (There are some toilets available here). Participants will then walk to the race start at 10.50am and race will start at 11.00am
Short course (8.5km) event will start at 11.30am – Assemble in Car park at rear of Glendalough Hotel for Race Briefing at 11.15am
Participants can walk/jog to the Glendalough Hotel from the Brockagh Centre (~1km). There will be a limited capacity courtesy bus service from the Brockagh Centre to the Glendalough Hotel car park – Please jog or walk to the start area where possible thanks.
The route will be clearly marked with yellow arrows & red & white tape at all junctions which should be strictly followed.
There will be a water station at ~10.5km in the long event and at ~4.3 km in the short event plus at the finish line
Water is provided in drums and you must bring your own cup or water bottle.
Yes – The full course will officially close at 1.30pm.
This will allow sufficient time for participants to walk the Long course (15.3 km) at a brisk pace if you start at 10.30am
If you are looking to walk at a more relaxed pace please sign up for the short course event thanks
The 15km long course event will start at 11.00am
The 8.5km short course event will start at 11.30am
Race signage and marshals will be removed in accordance with this schedule.
A baggage and key drop area will be available in the Brockagh Resource Centre, beside the registration desk. Items left in this area will be labelled with your race number.
We ask you not to use this area unless you have travelled on your own to the event and do not have a vehicle to leave your belongings during the event.
The race organisers will not accept responsibility for items of value left in this area.
Both the 15km and 8.5km events will be chip timed
Please ensure your race number is attached on Front Outer Clothing as the timing chip is incorporated into the race number.
We aim to process results as soon as possible after race finish and publish provisional results on day of race on this website.
The race will finish on the “Green Road” close to the pedestrian bridge near the OPW visitors centre.
Fruit and water will be provided at the finish line.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available in the Brockagh Resource Centre for all participants after the race.
In the 15km event prizes will be given for the first three and first over 40 (Outside the top 3) male and female finishers.
The 8.5km event is designed as a non-competitive event to be enjoyed and no prizes will be awarded.
Prizes will be presented at ~1.30 pm in the Brockagh Centre
All event participants will be chip timed and provisional results will be available on event website on race day
A Glendalough Trail running t-shirt will be available for all participants at registration on the day of the event.
In order to minimise entry fees for participants, and lower costs for Fighting Blindness, goody bags will not be provided.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide a refund or deferment if you are unable to take part.
We will take entry transfers (one name change per entry) and change of distance requests FOC prior to end of September.
Please do the change yourself at your Race Registration link or e-mail email@example.com
For race information, please contact Rene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Fighting Blindness, donating sponsorship or other fundraising queries, please contact Aoibheann at email@example.com or phone 01 6789 004.