July 27, 2019

Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra and Relay 2019

July 27, 2019 View Map Organized by Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club

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About this event

July 27, 2019
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Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club are proud and excited to bring you the 5th annual Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra Marathon.  Taking place on Saturday July 27th in the town of Tralee, this 40 Mile Ultramarathon consists of ten 4 mile loops.  The course is made up of a relaxing (and flat) 1 mile river walkway (concrete) and country roads (not quiet flat in places). Each loop has two hills of approximately 0.5 miles each and have a climb of about 90 feet each. These hills are immediately followed by an equal downhill section which will be a welcome relief after the climb.

There are three variations to this challenge: The classic 40 Mile Ultramarathon: Run the full 40 Miles on the course as and earn the title of being an ultra-marathoner; the two person tag team, where you and a friend take on 20 Miles each of the course to complete the whole 40 Miles; and the 4 person relay team, where your team must complete the 40 Miles each participant has to run a minimum of two consecutive loops of the course, before passing on the baton to your teammate for their leg of the challeng. Teams can only have 4 legs so strategy will be key In deciding who will be the person to do four loops or which teammates will do three loops. 

Event details and schedule

The event is a self-sufficent event but some refreshments will be provided at the start/finish of each loop and appropriately halfway around the loop. Participants are advised to bring their own supplies which can be placed in the refreshement area at the start/finish of each loop. Participants can also provide the organisers with a drop bag that can be placed at aproxim halfway around the loop. (Please see waiver) Drop bags and supplies left in the start/finish area must be clearly labelled with the participants name. 

All Finishers will receive a custom made Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club 40 Mile UltraMarathon Medal and in addition all who are taking part in the Individual event will receive a custom t-shirt, while participants in the relay events will recieve a custom buff. 

Parking Information

Participants are advised to park in the Brandon Carpark Tralee (approx 5 minutes from the star/finish area. Parking here costs €3 for the day. Participants are NOT permitted to park in the Rose Hotel Parking Area or any other private car parking area that may result in others being inhibited. Tralee has plenty of all day parking options. 

Arrival information and Racepack Collection

Race pack collection will take place from 7pm to 9pm on Friday 26/07/18 at the Rose Hotel and from 6am to 6:45am sharp at the area in front of FBD House near the river walkway on the morning of the race. Participants are not permitted to park here. Participants arriving late cannot be guarranteed their race packs in a timly fashion so please arrive early.  Please bring valid ID to race registration and a print off of your confirmation email. We cannot guarantee on the morning registrations so please register online prior to the event  


Event Start Time

The 40 Mile Ultramarathon will start at 7am sharp following a race briefing. 

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