With preparations for the 4th annual Cooley Legends Half Marathon and 10k well in hand, we hope everyone is looking forward to the event.
The trails are dry/softish after the recent snow melt and it looks like it’s going to be fine for Saturday morning, a bit cloudy but dry with a chance of a shower during the week from time to time. But Saturday is Lookin’ good
& hope all a feelin’ fine !!
With 24 counties now represented, on the start line, from home and abroad, it’s a true all-Ireland affair.
GETTING THERE & PARKING
Carlingford. – Take the R173 off the M1, at exit 18, for Carlingford.
Limited parking is located at the Foy Centre, so it is advised that you arrive early morning. Parking is also available in the village, opposite the harbour. There is NO parking available at the sailing club. There will then be a five minute walk from the village to registration at Foy Centre. Please leave no visible valuables in our car.
REGISTRATION at THE FOY CENTRE
Turn left into the village, keep left, coming from Dundalk, or right after King John’s Castle from Newry and the North. Foy Centre is beside primary school, opposite church. It will be signposted on the day.
Check in on Friday 19th April from 7 pm to 8 pm. All runners to check in at this time, if possible.
Also on Saturday morning 20th April 7.45am to 9.00am.
At registration you will receive your goodie bag with event Buff, race number and timing chip for the event. Use this bag if you want gear taken back to the finish line.
KIT & EQUIPMENT
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.
WATER & FEED STATIONS
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 100m from feed station. Please use them.
‘ Leave No Trace ‘ only footprints !!
SAFETY ALONG THE ROUTE
We will have a sweeper on a mountain bike (Tail End Charlie) who will alert marshals if need be. Also lead biker to head the posse !!
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.
RACE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Registration Saturday morning 8.00am to 9.00am.
Race Start 10.00am, 600m from the Lumpers Bar, Toilets available here, Jenkinstown.
10k start at Long Woman’s Grave 10.30am – Portaloo on site.
You will be transported there by bus. Everyone hopefully will take the bus. (To the start !!)
Buses for the half marathon leave the Foy Centre at 9.15am sharp. Please make sure you are on your assigned bus at 9.10am
Buses for the 10k leave the Foy Centre 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.
DO NOT MISS YOUR BUS TRANSFER TO THE START LOCATION.
RACE BRIEFING for both the half marathon & 10k will take place at the Foy Centre at 9.00am
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 Foy Centre.
If anyone has any queries between now and the event please contact us on the mobile 087-8105919 or 0871205616.