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WTF 129km Ultra Stage Race (3 Stages, 3 Days) @ Waterville Trailrunning Festival 2019

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Distance: 129.6 km (3 Stages, 3 Days, 43km per Stage/Day)
Ascent: 3,720 metres
Descent: 3,720 metres
Race Format: 3 Day Stage Race
ITRA Points: 3
UTMB Points: 3
1 full loop on each of 3 consecutive days – lowest combined time wins.
Day 1 – Clockwise loop.
Day 2 – Anticlockwise loop.
Day 3 – Direction is Race Directors choice, informed to runners at the end of day 2 (Just after the final finisher of the day has crossed the finish line).
Race starts at 09:00 each day.
Finish line cut off at 17:00 each day.
Any participant failing to finish within the cut-off time will not be eligible to start the next stage.
Route Overview:
A 43.2 km, 1,240m elevation clockwise loop of the Kerry Way, starting in Waterville, continuing along the northern side of Lough Currane, crossing the hills at the eastern end of the Lake, ascending Eagle Hill, dropping down to the shore in Derrynane and back around through the saddle by Coomakista to finish in Waterville. A fully way marked route including rough mountainside, single track and tarred road. Stunning area of natural beauty, including majestic sea views, rugged mountain passes and foothills, lake and island vistas, and a fantastic 5km ridge run offering unparalleled views across Ballinskelligs Bay. And in case you miss anything going clockwise, don’t worry you will get to do it anti-clockwise also. Maps below.
Cost of entry is €100.
Entry fee is non refundable and non transferable.
Full race day instructions will be emailed to entrants a minimum of 4 weeks before race day.
Included in entry fee:
GPS tracker and link to race tracking site.
Public liability insurance.
Wilderness first responder assistance.
Free parking.
Free camping (for Stage Race Participants and one support crew with advance confirmation).
Fully way marked route.
Branded finishers souvenirs.
Finish line food and refreshments.