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ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. ON THE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FROM THE SCOUTS DEN – GRAIGUENAMANAGH

…. TEE SHIRTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT …

 

 

UPDATE – The Routes:

Ultra – – Graiguenamanagh – St Mullins Lock – Graiguenamanagh – Fennisfort Lock – Graiguenamanagh

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/896170?units=miles

** Marathon route here – 4 mile “Out and back” to St Mullins lock to start. Water station at turnaround point and also back at Graigue. Remaining water stations as per marathon route.

 

Others – All “out and backs” along the marathon route

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/896198?units=km

Water stations CP 1 (2.6m) CP 2 (6.5m) CP 3 (9.5m) CP 4 (13,1M).

**CP 4 will also have the option of runners in the Full or Ultra leaving additional food / drinks. These can be left at sign in on the morning and will be brought to CP4 once the runners depart.

 

What is Stonemad?

It is a marathon event, with 5 different race distances: Ultra (34 miles), Marathon,  Half-Marathon 10 mile and 10k.  The route meanders along the flat and scenic banks of the River Barrow, starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Graiguenamanagh.

 

Why is it called Stonemad?

StoneMad was originally a 2-Day event that took in place along the corridor of the River Barrow and up over the mountain path of Mount Leinster. The event derived its name from the nine historical stones at the top of Mount Leinster.

 

Online registration available only. 

 

Start Times:

There are different start times for this event depending on distance:

  • Ultra Marathon – 8:30am start
  • Full Marathon – 9:30am start
  • Half Marathon – 11:30am start
  • 10 Mile  & 10k – 12 Noon Start

 

Other Information

  • Medal for all finishers.
  • Food and showers at the finish.

Pre Race Instructions – STONE MAD RUNNING FESTIVAL 2019

 

START TIMES:

  • Ultra Marathon – 8:30am start (7.30am start available, be on site and checked in by 7:15)
  • Full Marathon – 9:30am start
  • Half Marathon – 11:30am start
  • 10 Mile  & 10k – 12 Noon Start

 

REGISTRATION/PARKING:

  • Race numbers and tshirts have been posted to anyone registered by Friday August 2nd. All other numbers can be collected at the Scouts Hall in Graiguenamanagh from 7:30am. There is limited parking here and runners are advised to park in the Aldi car park nearby if unable to get parking at the Scouts Den

 

THE ROUTES:

This is a trail run, run predominantly on the canal bank. The terrain is bumpy in parts and the route is predominately flat.  Given the expected wet weather over the next 48 hours, we expect the course to be soft in spots so care is needed.

FIRST AID:

  • The course will be patrolled by qualified medical professionals. In the event that you or a fellow runner gets into difficulty, phone BRIAN (087-7653767) and we will arrange medical assistance.

 

AID STATIONS:

  • There are a number of Manned and Un-manned aid stations on the route. All will have water and ORS Hydration tablets available. CP 4 (the marathon turnaround point) will also have the option for runners to leave specific supplies for themselves at this station. Please have these in a clearly marked bags and leave them at registration for us to drop out before you start your race.
  • Stations at 4 mile (Ultra Turnaround) and 8 Mile (Ultra Graigue) as well as the following on the main course. CP1 (2.5m) CP2 (6.5m) CP3 (9.5m) CP4 (13.1m). All stations will be available on both the Out and back sections meaning that there are 2 stations for the 10k & 10 mile, 3 for the half, 7 for the full & 9 for the Ultra.

 

POST RACE:

  • There will be tea, coffee, water and some light refreshments available to all participants in the Scouts Hall after the event. All finishers will receive a bespoke medal. Results will be available in live time after the event. There are also shower facilities available

 

PRIZES:

  • There will be trophies for the first male and female in each race, as well as race entries and vouchers which will be posted to winners next week.

 

ON COURSE:

  • There will be bins at each checkpoint. Please use these as we have a “leave no trace policy” on the course, so lets leave it as we found it. There are toilets facilities at CP1 only.