Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s

Below is a list of some the FAQ’s that some of you may have around Dublin Mountains Challenge. These are just a brief outline around the event and we would really like to answer any additional questions you might have. Donna and Jane from the Community Team would love to hear your questions so leave them in the comment box below.

24km Challenge

Registration Time/Point: 8:00am-9:00am at The Maldron Hotel

Warm Up/Briefing: 9:00am at Tallaght Stadium Car Park

Start Time: 9:30am (also at Tallaght Stadium Car Park)

Finish Point: Three Rock (Taylors Three Rock)

Registration Fee:  Individual €50 or Team of 4 €175

Additional Fundraising Target:  We are asking all participants to raise an additional €100 which will help us to bring more children living with serious illness to experience our life-changing programmes in Barretstown.

Included in registration:  Bus transfer from finish point to Tallaght Stadium, Hi-Viz Vest, T-shirt, Goodie Bag, Hot Meal and Tea/Coffee

42km Challenge

Registration Time/Point: 6:30am – 7:30am at The Maldron Hotel

Warm Up/Briefing:  7:30am at Tallaght Stadium Car Park

Start Time:  8:00am (also at Tallaght Stadium Car Park)

Finish Point: Shankill (Brady’s Pub)

Registration Fee:  Individual €75 or Team of 4 €250

Additional Fundraising Target:  We are asking all participants to raise an additional €100 which will help us to bring more children living with serious illness to experience our life-changing programmes in Barretstown.

Included in registration:  Bus transfer from finish point to Tallaght Stadium, Hi-Viz Vest, T-shirt, Goodie Bag, Barbeque and Tea/Coffee

Dublin Mountain Challenge

Entry

Only one entry per person please.  Race/Bib number will be assigned and emailed prior to event day. Please ensure your correct details are given as any lost / incorrectly assigned race numbers will incur a €5 fee.

What age to you have to be to enter?

You must be over 18 to participate in this event.

How do I get my number?

You bib number will be sent by email to you prior to event day.

What does my registration fee include?

The registration fee includes hi-viz vest, t-shirt, goodie bag at finish, fruit/water stations along the route, medical personnel along the route, hot meal/tea coffee at Taylors Three Rock, barbeque/tea/coffee at Brady’s Pub, Shankhill, bus transport from Three Rock/Shankhill back to Tallaght Stadium.

Is it possible to get a refund of the entry fee?

Unfortunately, the registration fee is non-refundable.

Can I swap routes?

Yes you can swap from one route to another but we can’t guarantee you will get a space on your preferred route. If spaces are available, you can switch routes up until Friday 27th April 2018.  Please email us at fundraising@barretstown.org to see if we can accommodate your request.

Can I substitute a team member?

Yes you can substitute a team member or if someone has dropped out once you notify us before Friday 11th May 2018.  Please email us at fundraising@barretstown.org to let us know so we can transfer your entry to them. We will need all their details as race number will be assigned and emailed prior to event day.

What do I need to bring with me?

Most importantly, please don’t forget your bib number which will be emailed out to you prior to event day.   This is our only way to track all our participants through each checkpoint.  Please also bring sufficient food and water for the duration of the event.  We will have water and fruit at checkpoints along the route but this may not be sufficient to sustain you for the full challenge whether it be the 24k or 42k.  There is also a list of compulsory and recommended kit items to bring on the day in your Participant Event Guide you received via email at registration.

What kind of gear should I wear?

Please bring appropriate footwear: Walking Boots/Shoes, a waterproof top and bottoms.  Hi-viz vests will be provided at registration.  Check out your Participant Event Guide for a full list.

Will the route be marked so we don’t get lost?

Yes there will be markers along both the 24k and 42k route.  Sample of the route markers will be shown in the pre-start brief.

Where are the water stations?

There are water stations at each checkpoint along both the 24k and 42k route but please make sure you bring adequate water and food in your back pack to sustain you for the full challenge.

Are there post-race refreshments?

Yes, there will be hot meal/tea/coffee at the finish of the 24k route at Three Rock and a barbeque/tea/coffee at the finish of the 42k route at Brady’s, Shankill.  There will also be fruit at each checkpoint.

Is there car parking available?

Car parking details will be confirmed closer to the event.

Can I bring my dog?

The Dublin Mountains Partnership has a strict no dogs policy so unfortunately dogs are not permitted on either the 24km or 42km route.

Need more Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s ?

Contact us in the comments below or email Donna at fundraising@barretstown.org.

 

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2018