FAQ’s – Sat. 13th October ’18

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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

Yes 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.

EN-Redcastle 2-99What you get for your money

  • Event T Shirt
  • Special Race Medal
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Support
  • Goody Bag.
  • Event celebratory meal & entertainment

Entry / number transfer

Can I let someone else participate on my Number? – Your entry allows you EDIT facilities and you can change name of participant up to 3 weeks before event

H & S for runners

Use of Music / ear phones are not advised. As there will be local traffic, race vehicles and Ambulances it is imperative that runners/walkers are aware of their surroundings and traffic at all times.

Course

Course Start / Finish / times

Race – Start  Transition 1 Transition 2 Transition 3/4 Transition 5 Finish
Moville Celtic Club House Greencastle The wharf, Moville Car Park, Mamore Glentogher School, Carn Moville Celtic Club House
From 2:00:00pm

Race morning arrival; – Arrive in good time, warm-up and race start at 7:00am – Bikes and transition boxes must be handed over at race pack collection on the Friday afternoon / evening

Cut-off time – Cut off times is 7.00pm

Course signage

Each Route is thoroughly signed with directional signage etc as follows;

  • Participants will be provided with a map with final instruction.
  • Clear directional signage and road markings en route.
  • Distance markers at 10k intervals
  • Flag markers at junctions and mountain
  • Marshals at transitions and some major junctions.

Course surface

RUN – Run 1 is tarred road & final run is a mix of road and some trail.

CYCLE -Cycle routes are on tarred road through-out albeit some parts are poorly surfaced.

Post Race

Event updates / Final Instruction

We will constantly update the website with any race change details as they occur.

The Final Race Instruction will be issue by e mail to all registrants 1 week in advance. This e mail will confirm;

  • Race start schedule
  • Water / bike transition stations info
  • Finish line details / changing facilities etc.
  • Details of your chosen race start times.
  • Course Map PDF’s – (Routes are fully marked but you can choose to have maps with you also)
  • Any other issues that are important

Race Pack Collection

Race Pack Collection / Briefing.

Venue – Foyle Hotel, Moville Friday 19th October from 3.00pm to 7.00pm

At Race Pack collection you will;

  • Collect Race Number
  • Collect your Timing Chip.
  • Collect Goody Bag (less Tee Shirt)
  • Have opportunity to discuss routes
  • Have opportunity to purchase Extreme North Merchandize

RACE BRIEFING (Compulsary) – 7:30pm, Foyle Hotel, Moville

Race Day

Water Station/ Food / Transitions

TUFF-INISH Adventure Race is a self supporting event so runners are advised to have personal arrangements in place for hydration and nutrition.

Transition Boxes should have all clothing and food requirements that competitor needs to complete the race

Transition area’s will have water & fruit back-up;

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.

Over Night Bike transition

  • Over night Bike Transition (2) – The Wharf, Quay St., Moville, competitors will be required to leave their bike at this Transition after attending race pack collection on the Friday

 

Cut off times

Cut off times is 7:00pm.

Our Medals – are the business

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

Other Info.

  • Bike choice;- Road bike complete with spare tubes, tyre’s pump and bike kit
  • Bikes cannot be changed during race – Only 1 bike allowed
  • Cut off time is 7:00pm.
  • Team challengers – Ensure you have organised transport to different transition point. Contact us if you need assistance?

Prize Category for 2018

Each participant will receive a commemorative medal on the day.

Our Prize winners will receive 1 of these coveted crystal trophies – 3 sizes

Solo Competitors

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

Team Competitors – Teams can be mixed

  • Winner
  • Runner up

All prize categories subject to a minimum of 3 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.

  • Transition Box – Max. of 35l boxes to be used at each transition.
  • Nutrition – Runners responsible for water, energy drinks, gels or whatever gets you throughout the race. – (Extreme North will provide water top up, fruit & bars at Transition area’s only.)
  • Bike & Cycle gear, including helmet, tool kit, puncture repair etc..
  • Rucksack, water belt or water packs as you consider necessary.
  • *Clothing -Suitable to reflect weather conditions on the day and to cover all eventualities.
  • *Foil survival blanket, whistle and first aid kit (min. of plasters and bandage) These MUST be with you at all times.
  • Course map – Provided by Extreme North

We recommend that items marked * should be with you throughout the entire race.

Non Mandatory Kit – but items you may wish to consider

  • Trekking poles
  • Cycle shoes.

Kayaks and Life jackets will be provided by Extreme North

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.
  • Spectators should be exactly that, no running, cycling or assisting friends through-out event.
  • Only 1 bike choice is allowed throughout the race so bike left at Bike transition 1 will be your choice and any contestant found to be using a substitute bike will be disqualified.
  • 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, vary the course or reschedule the event 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

Accommodation

Choosing accommodation in the East of the peninsula, Moville, Greencastle will minimise excessive travel before and after race.

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 mostly 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. 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. Spectators must not interfere with or assist competitors in any way. Competitors seen accepting assistance will be disqualified

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