FAQ’s – Sat 24 – Sun 25 June ’17

Register-Now-Button
EDIT
voucher

Registration

Can I transfer my entry to later event / next year

To allow for Injury during training you can transfer your entry to next year’s event up to 3 weeks before start of race. After this date it will be too late.

Can I run for my own Charity

Rocks n rollin pics - nicola 004Yes of course, this would be an arrangement between yourself and your chosen Charity. We would ask that you let us know the Charity and amount raised.

What you get for your money

  • Event T Shirt
  • Special Race Medal each race day
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Support
  • Goody’s & Hot food at Finish.

Entry / number transfer

Can I let someone else participate on my Number? – No you cannot

H & S for runners

Use of Music / ear phones are banned. As there will be local traffic, race vehicles and Ambulances it is imperative that runners/walkers adhere to this rule. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.

 

Course

Course Start / Finish – Start times

Race Start Location  Finish Start Time
Ultra Marathon Moville, Shore Front Moville, Shore Front 7:00 Run
Full Marathon Drunken Duck, Moville Moville, Shore Front 9:30 Run-8:00 Walk
Half Marathon Falmore, Gleneely Moville, Shore Front 11:30 Run-10:30 Walk
11k Run Ballyrattan Moville, Shore Front 12:30 Run-12:15 Walk

Arriving at Start -Day 1 and all single day entrant you should arrive 1 hour before start to collect race pack. Back 2 Back competitors should arrive at least half hour before start time or bus time on the Sunday.

Cut-off time – Cut off times is 3.30pm each day.

EN_0100Level of difficulty

Extreme North challenges are certified course distances but vary in that each course will have an added level of difficulty in the form of elevation / under foot. You should add 10% – 15% additional time for your chosen distance

Course signage

  • There will be clear course markings on route.
  • Mile markers at every mile
  • There will also be Stewarts at any major junctions.

Course surface

The course is a mix of tarred road, hill track climbs, paths and beaches

Estimating race time

You should add 10% – 15% additional time for your chosen distance

Post Race

Race Pack Collection

The 3 Inishowen Girls still climbing with a smileVenue – Event Marquee, Shore front, Moville

You have 2 choices to collect Race Pack

  • Friday evening 17th – 6.30pm to 8.30pm – Provisional
  • Race Mornings (18th / 19th) – 5.30am to 11.00am – Sat / Sun Race morning

At Race Pack collection you will;

  • Collect Race Number
  • Collect your Timing Chip – Same chip does both days.
  • Collect Goody Bag (less Tee Shirt)
  • Have opportunity to discuss routes
  • Have opportunity to purchase High 5 products / Extreme North Merchandize

*Single day participants can collect race pack on Friday evening or on chosen race morning – Please be there 1 hr in advance of start time

Shuttle bus to Start

Bus transfers to start line will be operating daily, leaving from the Event Marquee as follows;

  • Marathon Start – Bus leaves Moville 30 mins before Run / Walk race starts at Shroove
  • Half Marathon – Bus leaves Moville 30 mins before Run / Walk race starts at Falmore
  • 7 miler Run – Bus leaves Moville at 12:00 for start at Ballyrattan
  • Sunday Morning – Same Shuttles bus times apply.

Race Day

Rocks n rollin pics - nicola 106Water Station/ Food / Kit Drops

The Rocks N Rollin Ultra challenge is a self support event so runners are advised to have personal arrangements in place for hydration and nutrition. However the following exceptions make it less tedious.

  • Water Station – At Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 11k start points, these will be the only official Water Station on course – These stations will have water / fruit / gels available.
  • Kit Drop @ Full Marathon and Half Marathon start points – Prior to race start, runners can hand in any kit for collection at any of the Kit drop points. Runners can also discard any items at these stations and collect them at finish. Please put your number on pack if you think it could be mistaken
  • Water on Course – Marshalls will have extra water on course, so if you are in need a bottle, raise your hand on approach and they will provide. Please allow that these points could be 5-7 mile apart
  • Food and Drink – Ensure that you have taken sufficient food, fruit, carbohydrates, gels, or whatever does it for you, with you to maintain your energy levels throughout the race.

Arriving at start

Day 1 and all single day entrant you should arrive 1 hour before start to collect race pack.
Back 2 back participants should be at start line at least half hour before start / bus time on day 2.

Cut off times

Cut off times is 3:30pm each day

Our Medals – are the business

Extreme North lead the way when it comes to medals, so your guaranteed a special memorial to celebrate your achievement

Prize Category for 2016

Each runner will receive a commemorative medal for each race.

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Ultra Marathon

  • Male – Winner
  • Male – Runner up
  • Male – O/45 winner
  • Female – Winner
  • Female – Runner up
  • Female – O/40 winner

Full Marathon

  • Male – Winner
  • Male – Runner up
  • Male – O/45 winner
  • Female – Winner
  • Female – Runner up
  • Female – O/40 winner

Half Marathon

  • EN-Redcastle 2-151Male – Winner
  • Male – Runner up
  • Female – Winner
  • Female – Runner up

7 miler Run

  • Male – Winner
  • Male – Runner up
  • Female – Winner
  • Female – Runner up

All prize categories subject to a minimum of 4 runners competing in that category

Admin


Mandatory Kit

The following is your check list of essential items that you will be expected to have on your possession throughout the race. These items will NOT be provided by Extreme North (unless where noted) so you will need to source them yourself.

Nutrition – Runners responsible for water, energy drinks, gels or whatever gets you throughout the race.

Ruck sack or any packages to be forwarded onto kit drop station at 13m station.

Clothing -Suitable to reflect weather conditions on the day and to cover all eventualities.

Extreme North will provide the following

  • Water – only available at kit drop station (13m) and at random with marshals along the course – ( While many find this to be adequate we do advise that you have some means of personal hydration provided for yourself e.g water bottle etc.)
  • Course map – Provided by EN.
  • Fruit, savouries, water and hot food at finish line.

Race Rules

  • This Challenge will be staged on open roads. The rules of the road and road curtsey must be observed at all times.
  • The presence of a Marshal does not give you right of way, be prepared to stop and go only when coast is clear or waved through by a Marshall.
  • You must have the “Mandatory Kit” with you at all times
  • Contenders must make themselves aware of the time check stations. It will be the responsibility of each contenders to ensure that they are time checked at each station otherwise they will be eliminated from the race.
  • Obey all instructions and Marshal guidance.
  • Stay within the allocated course and do not trespass.
  • Each contestant will be responsible for his own personal meal / clothing provisions for execution of the Challenge + post and pre challenge requirements
  • Do not leave any items or food behind at transition areas. Waste bins will be provided in these locations.
  • Respect neighbouring structures, equipment etc.
  • Assist / report any colleague who may be in trouble to the nearest marshal.
  • Do not litter, only use toilets provided,

General

  • Respect and be courteous to local inhabitants who may have been inconvenienced due to the restrictions this event may have imposed on their day to day activities
  • On registering for the Challenge you waiver any liability on the organisers for injury, damage or loss and agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the organisers.
  • Contestants will be personally liable for any deliberate damage caused to the course, neighbouring structures, equipment etc.
  • Contestants are advised to have their own personal insurance
  • Contestants on registering agree to the use of personal Photos / Images by the organisers for event promotion purposes as they see fit.
  • The organisers decision to eliminate or impose a time penalty on a contestant, for whatever reason, will be final.
  • Any competitor found to be deliberately flaunting the rules, making a nuisance of themselves or generally causing disruption will be disqualified
  • If for any reasons arising out of weather conditions / H&S concerns etc., the course organisers reserve the right to alter or vary the course as they see fit.
  • Check prize categories for details of prizes. All participants will receive a medal, T shirt and Goody bag or hot meal at end of each individual event.
  • Organiser’s decision will be final on all matters.

Local


GlengadAccommodation

Choosing accommodation in the East of the peninsula, Redcastle, Moville/ Greencastle will minimise excessive travel between races

Accommodation advise / assistance; We would be delighted to give you any help or assistance when choosing accommodation so please feel free to contact us. See also List of accommodation providers on www.visitinishowen.ie

Spectators

Extreme North events are part staged on open roads so local and visiting spectators will have many vantage points along the route to support and check on the progress of racers / colleagues. Friends and family accompanying a runner can also book the Shuttle Bus and partake in all other activities. We will be happy to advise on vantage points and restricted area’s along the route. When travelling along the route please remember to go slow and give runners R.O.W. wherever possible. Where possible please use alternative routes to access vantage points to minimise disruption to runners.

Things to Do

Inishowen is a beautiful and quiet tourist destination, often referred to as Failte Irelands best kept secret. So check out the many thinks to see and do when you are in the locality by contacting www.visitinishowen.ie

For personal queries please send your enquiry to info@extremenorthevents.com