Born to Run 40 Miler
Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club are proud and excited to bring you the sixth annual Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. The 2 person tag team and 4 person relay event from last year also returns. Taking place on Saturday July 25th 2020 in the town of Tralee, this 40 Mile Ultramarathon consists of ten 4 mile loops. The course is made up of a relaxing (and flat) 1 mile river walkway (concrete) and country roads (not quiet flat in places). Each loop has two hills of approximately 0.5 miles each and have a climb of about 90 feet each. These hills are immediately followed by an equal downhill section which will be a welcome relief after the climb.
The 2 and 4 person events take place on the same course. Each member of the 2 person team must complete 20 consecutive miles. While in the 4 man event each participant must run a minimum of 8 miles. These must be done consecutively and only 4 legs are permitted.
Event details and schedule
The event is a self-sufficient event but some refreshments will be provided at the start/finish of each loop and appropriately halfway around the loop. Participants are advised to bring their own supplies which can be placed in the refreshment area at the start/finish of each loop. Participants can also provide the organizers with a drop bag that can be placed at approximately halfway around the loop. (Please see waiver) Drop bags and supplies left in the start/finish area must be clearly labelled with the participants name.
All Finishers will receive a custom made Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club 40 Mile UltraMarathon Medal and a Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club Buff. There will be place awards for the First, Second and third male and female on the day.
Participants are advised to park in the Brandon Carpark Tralee (approx 5 minutes from the star/finish area. Parking here costs €3 for the day. Participants are NOT permitted to park in the Rose Hotel Parking Area or any other private car parking area that may result in others being inhibited. Tralee has plenty of all day parking options.
Arrival information and Racepack Collection
Race pack collection will take place from 6am to 6:45am sharp at the area in front of FBD House near the River walkway. Participants are not permitted to park here. Participants arriving late cannot be guarranteed their race packs in a timly fashion so please arrive early. Please bring valid ID to race registration and a print off of your confirmation email. We cannot guarantee on the morning registrations so please register online prior to the event
Event Start Time
The 40 Mile Ultra marathon will start at 7am sharp following a race briefing.