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Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

9am - Sat 22nd September 2018

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THE COALFACE ADVENTURE RACE

Race Day Timetables & Parking Info

Race Day Timetables & Parking Info
CHALLENGE 30km LOCATION  
07:15 - 14:00Car Park OpenCoalface Parking
07:15 - 09:00Bike Racking OpenBike Rack on route to Registration
07:30 - 09:00Registration OpenIn the Elf Village 400m from Bike Rack
09:20Challenge Race BriefStart Line / Elf Village
09:30Challenge StartStart Line / Elf Village
12:00Bike Rack ReopenChallenge Competitors only who have Race Bib Number Visible
SPORT 56km LOCATION  
07:15 - 14:00Car Park OpenCoalface Parking
07:15 - 08:45Bike Racking OpenBike Rack on route to Registration
07:30 - 08:45Registration OpenIn the Elf Village 400m from Bike Rack
09:05SPORT Race BriefStart Line / Elf Village
09:15SPORT StartStart Line / Elf Village
12:30Bike Rack ReopenSPORT Competitors only who have Race Bib Number Visible
ELITE 74km LOCATION  
07:15 - 14:00Car Park OpenCoalface Parking
07:15 - 08:30Bike Racking OpenBike Rack on route to Registration
07:30 - 08:30Registration OpenIn the Elf Village 400m from Bike Rack
08:50ELITE Race BriefStart Line / Elf Village
09:00ELITE StartStart Line / Elf Village
13:00Bike Rack ReopenELITE Competitors only who have Race Bib Number Visible

Car Park Open from 07:15

Car Parking Options: Up to 200 spaces for Coalface Competitors will be located 300 metres from the main Discovery Park entrance. Please take care turning into car park road and follow the signs and stewards direction when parking responsibly.

Up to 50 Spaces on Castlecomer ‘s Main Square Parking. This is located roadside before the bridge and again is 300metres from Discovery Park Main Entrance.

The Discovery Park’s main Car Park will accommodate overflow parking where necessary but priority given to Emergency vehicles and other Park businesses.

BIKE RACK TRANSITION:  Once you have parked you will be passing through the Bike Racking area on route up to the Registration Dome in the woods.

You WILL be able to get your bike sticker number and rack your bike here BEFORE heading up to the Registration Dome for Sign in, race number bib and timing device.

  • All bikes will be checked for road worthiness, brakes and helmets. Carry a spare tube.
  • There will be 3 Bike Racking sections Challenge/Sport/Elite. Choose the correct one for your race. Please rack your bike in the same spot at all times during your race.
  • There are toilets at Registration/Start area.
  • There is a bag drop facility at the Registration/Start area.
  • There is a coffee shop open for early arrivals at the Registration/Start area.
  • There are covered seating here also.
  • Prizes for first 3 female and male finishers. Prize giving within 30mins of 3rd place finishing in each race. Prize giving at the “three rock podium” near Start line. Race Director’s decision is final.
  • Complimentary Post Race soup and sandwiches served in the Registration Dome.
  • The Canopy Cafe will be open at the Start/Finish Line throughout the event.
  • Do not Litter. This is a beautiful woodland Park. We leave as we find please.
  • Respect the Stewards. They volunteered and are there for your safety.
  • The Park’s activities will be open on the day. Check them out on www.discoverypark.ie and respect other park users.
  • There are no road closures on the bike routes. Rules of the road apply. Obey the Bike Marshals. They are from Deenside Cycle Club and know what they are doing.
Coalface Map
Race Regulations

•    Once entered no refunds, transfers or credit can be offered for cancellations for the events.
•    Mandatory Kit must be worn or carried as appropriate and as specified
•    There are no road closures for the cycling routes competitors must follow the road traffic laws
•    All competitors must follow the prescribed route
•    Obey the Park’s environmental policy. Any competitor found littering by race marshals or fellow competitors can be reported and disqualified
•    Respect the local environment and our neighbours. Please adhere to our leave no trace policy.
•    The Park will be open to the public on the day so respect all those you meet along the route.
•    Assist any persons who are in difficulty and report it to closest race marshall
•    Competitor’s should enter the Race that  suits their level of fitness
•    The Race Director’s decision is final
•    Competitors must be over 18yrs
•    In the event of inclement weather the organisers have the right to alter the route on the day of the event

Precautions

Reminder that as a Competitor you undertake The Coalface Adventure Race at your own risk.

Please familiarise yourself with the route maps, race briefing document (issued the week before the race to all registered competitors) and the areas on the route where care must be taken. Please observe warning signs, race stewards advice and listen carefully to the race briefing before the race. Each Race will have its own briefing.

*All routes may be subject to change, statutory approval and license agreements.

There are 3 challenging routes:
73km Elite56km Sport  – 30km Challenge

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