Ox Mountain Challenge Run 2017
The 1st Annual Ox Mountain Challenge is a10 mile Road Race / Mountain Run with a half way split. It is a Community Run that will take place on Saturday October 7th at 1.00 p.m. The Race this year it is in memory of the late Conor Brady. Proceeds from this year’s run will go to a Club Conor held dear to his heart, St Patricks G.A.A Club.
Skreen / Dromard Community Centre will be the base for the Run where registration, briefing, parking and changing facilities will be available .The Community Centre is located on the main Sligo- Ballina Road (N59) approx. 6 miles from Ballisadare. Runners can pick up their Race Tags etc on Friday 6th from 7pm – 10pm & and on the morning of the run from 10am – 12am. Late registration will be available during both time slots.
To accommodate fitness of all levels a team relay of 4 X 2.5 mile race will be available along with a 4 mile run / walk .This run will be a smaller loop of the 10 mile run but will have the same start and finish. As this is a new run on the athletic Club Calendar early entry is advisable. Online registration is through Core Timing and will close one week before race day. Different Category prizes to be won on the day, full details to be published later.
T-Shirt for first 150 Runners registered 10 mile & relay runners registered online
The Race start line is approx. 600m from the Community Centre up the L6212 from the start to the top of the Mountain the elevation takes the runners from 255ft above Sea Level to a staggering 1031ft. The first 2 miles to the base of the Ox Mountains the climb is gradual, from the 2 mile mark the gradient increases significantly to the top of the Mountain, the Half way split will actually be located 4 miles into the run at the top of the Mountain, this will be used to find our fastest Male and female to the top both of whom shall be crowned King & Queen of the Mountain respectively on completion of the Run.
The route then takes the runners across the top of the Mountain where they turn right to travel down the well-known Ladies Brae. The Runners can on their descent take in the fabulous views on offer. Approx. 3 mile down the runners turn right over Ross /Cloonagh Road, here they encounter two more sharp inclines before turning left down the steep Conragh hill which takes them back to the finish line. Below is a snip picture taken from Map my run showing the route and the elevation.
After the Race all runners / walkers are invited back to the Centre for refreshments and prize giving, showers are available. T-Shirt for all runners registered online before Sept 15th 2017 and there is a specially commissioned medal for all runners that complete the course. For those looking to make a weekend of the event local B & B’s are available in the area.
Early Bird online Entry: 10 Mile Run €25 / Late entry €30
Early Bird online Entry Relay Race €60 per Team of 4 / Late Entry €80
4 mile Fun Run / Walk €10