Race Brief

Subject: MACE Cooley Legends race brief 2012 

Hello there everyone,
With preparations for the 3rd annual MACE Cooley Legends Half Marathon and 10k well in hand, we hope everyone is looking forward to the event. With 26 counties now represented, on the start line, from home and abroad, it’s a true all-Ireland affair.


Carlingford. – Take the R173 off the M1, at exit 18, for Carlingford.
Limited parking is located at the Sailing Club, so it is advised that you arrive early morning. Parking is also available in the village,near the finish line opposite the harbour. There will then be a five minute walk from the village to registration at Carlingford Sailing Club. Please leave no visible valuables in our car.


       Turn right before the harbour coming from Dundalk, or left after King John’s Castle from Newry and the North.
       It will be signposted on the day.
       Check in on Friday 20th April from  7 pm to 9 pm. All runners to check in at this time, if possible.
       Also on Saturday morning 21st April 7.30am to 8.45am. Limited check-in only.
       At registration you will receive your MACE goodie bag with event Buff, race number and timing chip for the event.


       Please refer to the website for equipment requirements for the event. It’s advisable to bring a ‘bum bag’ with mobile phone,
       if you wish. Decision about race equipment taken that morning at race briefing.


       There will be feed stations located at 5 and 9 mile markers.
       There will be water and coke available in cups, with orange quarters and banana halves, sweet  jellies available at these stations
       Please do not litter the trail. Bin bags located 500m from feed station. Please use them.

       ‘ Leave No Trace ‘ only footprints !!


       We will have a sweeper on a mountain bike (Tail End Charlie) who will alert marshals if need be. 
       We will have several marshals and warning signs along the run, please adhere to the marshal’s instructions.
       If you are being approached by a competitor who is clearly running faster than you please let them past   without  any  undue delay.   
      (‘On the right/On the left – Thank you’ )
      There is a small section of the route on a public road. Please be careful, respect the rules of the road and other road users at this   

      point, as the road WILL NOT be closed to traffic.


       The local shops in the village and coffee shop at the finish line, Dan’s Stonewall Cafe,
       will  be open from 8.30am on the day of the event. 


       Registration Saturday morning 7.30am to 8.30am.
       Race Start 10.00am, 800m from the Lumpers Bar, Jenkinstown.
       10k start at Long Woman’s Grave 10.30am
       You will be transported there by bus. Everyone must take the bus. (To the start !!)

       Buses for the half marathon leave the Sailing Club at 9.15am sharp. Please make sure you are on your assigned bus at 9.10am
       Buses for the 10k leave the Sailing Club at 9.55am sharp. Please make sure you are on your assigned bus at 9.50am
       Please arrive early and allow plenty of time for registration.


       RACE BRIEFING for both the half marathon & 10k will take place at the sailing club at 9.05am 
We hope that everyone has a safe journey to the event and we look forward to welcoming each of you to Carlingford. Once everyone has finished or has been accounted for and the course is cleared, prize giving will take place outside Dan’s Cafe, and we invite you to mingle and stay for a bit of banter and the craic. Showers available at the Sailing Club. 

If anyone has any queries between now and the event please contact us on the mobile 087-8105919 or 0871205616.


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