The Inch beach half marathon & 10K Run/walk/beach wheelchair event is being organised by Annascaul Adventures, with all proceeds going to community projects and nominated charities. It is a non-profit event organised for your enjoyment and the nominated charities for 2019 are Kerry intervention & Disability Services and Cuan Counselling.
Q: WHAT TIME DO THE RACES START?
A: Half marathon & 10k run will have separate start times. Half marathon at 10:00am / 10k run at 11:00am subject to tide times.
Q: WHEN DO I GET MY NUMBER?
A: We will be distributing the Timing Chips, race numbers & t-shirts before the race at Inch beach carpark an hour before the race on 29th September. Your Tom Crean medal will be waiting for you at the finish line on the day of the event.
*If you cannot collect them between these times for any reason contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to arrange an alternative (only if possible).
Q: I WONT BE REGISTERING ONLINE, CAN I STILL SIGN UP?
A: YES!!! You can still register with us (and get your race number/timing chip/t-shirt/medal) before Sunday 29th September, One hour previous to Marathon. Inch beach, Annascaul, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry.
Q: CAN I GIVE MY NUMBER TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT?
A: Under no circumstances.
Q: WE’RE PLANNING ON MAKING A WEEKEND OF IT, WHAT’S ON?
A: Check out the information available here at annascaul.ie, you will see lots of information about the area as well as accommodation & local restaurants etc. The Inch Beach half marathon & 10k run/walk is being organised to coincide with the a wide range of events and activities for all the family running over the weekend. Definitely worth making a weekend of it!
Q: WHAT DOES MY ENTRY FEE INCLUDE?
A: The €40.00/€30.00 entry fee includes timing chip, race number, technical event t-shirt AND bespoke event medal.
Q: CAN I DRIVE TO THE START?
A: Yes. There will be ample parking at the start / finish area at Inch Beach car park for the event.
Q: ARE THERE TOILETS?
A: Yes! Located in the Car Park at Inch Beach
Q: ARE THERE WATER STATIONS?
A: Yes, there will be several water stations along the course & at the start/finish line
Q: WHAT DO I GET AT THE FINISH?
A: Refreshments, water, fruit, hot soup and a sense of complete euphoria/achievement/relief!!
Q: WHERE CAN I GET MY RESULTS?
A: Results will be published on the our website & social media sites.
Q: ARE IPODS/MP3’S ALLOWED?
Q: WHAT IS THE LAYOUT OF THE COURSE?
A: The course is set on one of the country’s longest sandy beaches. The race does not move off the beach at any stage. The beach is 99% flat, solid sand but due to the nature of the sea there may be patches of softer sand. The route will be marked to correct lengths by easily identifiable flags, however, participants own discretion with regards to what area of the beach to use (i.e. avoiding stones / pools of water etc.) may result in slight variations in distances.
Q: HOW WILL I IDENTIFY THE COURSE?
A: The route will be clearly marked by easily identifiable flags. To keep distances accurate, please run on the sand dune side of the flags at all times (i.e. flags on your right going out, and flags on your left coming back). This will prevent any discrepancies in finishing times & distances that may occur by running a shorter route near the water.
Q: WHAT IS IT LIKE RUNNING ON A BEACH?
A: Firstly, the beach is so wide and flat when the tide goes out that it is solid enough to drive on, so this not a soft beach, and provides a great surface for running on as it is flat, wide and solid. However, please keep in mind when preparing that due to the changing nature of the sea and the beach, you may encounter small pools of water, areas that may be softer, seaweed. The beach is so wide however that participants can choose their own course around any obstacles that may appear.
Q: ARE THERE AGE LIMITS?
A: For the HM & 10k the lower age limit is 16 years old but under 16’s may take part in the 10k with parental consent, supervision & waiver signed by parents on entering child.
Q: CAN I DEFER MY ENTRY?
A: No. This is a non-refundable event.
Q: CAN I TRANSFER MY ENTRIES TO ANOTHER PERSON?
Q: CAN I SWITCH RACES?
A: You can switch between races if you let us know before 25 September.
Please feel free to email any further queries to us at email@example.com. We are here to ensure this unique event is a super and enjoyable run for all so we will be delighted to deal with any questions you may have.
* No ipods/mp3 players – you need to be able to hear what is happening around you as the beach is busy in September
* Sunscreen is advised
* Blowing sand can be painful to eyes, consider protective eye wear.
* Some of the beach may be uneven, pay heed to the surface at all times.
* There are small streams on the course, runners may get wet.
* Appropriate footwear is advised.