Warm-up – 15th – 18th August ’19


Race Pack Collect-all

Race Pack Collection / Goody bag.
Venue – Glencrow, Hall, Moville (beside fire station on approach to town)


  • day-3_0007Wednesday 14th – 4.00pm to 8.00pm – Day before start
  • Thursday 15th- 6.00am to 8.45am
  • Pack collection will move to Event Marquee, Malin town and will open at 9.30am for any late Half Marathoners.
  • Single day participants can collect race packs on the Wednesday evening or at start-line on selected race morning. Single day Half Marathons can collect pack at finish line before embarking on Shuttle Bus. please arrive 1hr before race start.


  • Wednesday 14th – 4.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Saturday 17th- 10.00am to 11.00am

At Race Pack collection you will;

  • day-3_0151Collect Race Number
  • Collect your Timing Chip – Same chip does entire event.
  • Collect Goody Bag (less Tee Shirt)
  • Have opportunity to discuss routes
  • Confirm or alter your start time / Shuttle Bus / dinner order etc. and pay where applicable.

Final Race Instruction together with any changes will be issue by e mail to all registrants on Tuesday 7th August.

Course Markings-all

Each Route is thoroughly signed with directional signage etc as follows;

  • Participants will be provided with a map with final instruction.
  • Clear directional signage on route.
  • Mile markers at every mile
  • Marshals at all major junctions. (QUEST & WARRIOR only)

We realise that 90% of participants have probably no knowledge of the locality /routes so each course is thoroughly marked. We have never lost a participant yet so you can be totally relaxed along the course.

HERO Ultra race

Race Briefing / Crew Inspection    – Saturday 18th from 11:00 to 11:30pm @ Glencrow Hall, Moville

Race Start Time – Saturday 18th @ 12:00 pm.

Stage Start Location Route  Finish  Cut-Off duration   Cut-Off     Clock Time
 Stage 1    Square, Moville Greencastle – Kinnego Malin Town 6:00hrs  Sat.  6:00pm
 Stage 2    Malin Town Glengad – Malin Head Malin Town 12:30hrs  Sun. 12:30am
Stage 3    Malin Town Carndonagh – B’liffin – Mamore  Buncrana 20:00hrs Sun. 8:00am
 Stage 4     Buncrana Fahan – Burnfoot – Muff Moville 27:00hrs  Sun. 3:00pm

Support Station – Located at end of each stage (Malin & Buncrana). Support stations will have water, Juices, fruit, bars, Hot water etc. These will be available for runners and support staff and flasks can also be filled at these points.


  • day-3_0131Must have their own support team consisting of suitable vehicle and sufficient staffing to cover the 28hr duration. (Based on 2017 turn-out there will be a more rigorous check of both vehicle & crew – 1 crew / 1 runner only )
  • Have their “compulsory kit” ready for inspection prior to race start and use same appropriately
  • Can collect race pack on Wednesday evening with the 4 day runners or on the Saturday, prior to race start.
  • Attend race briefing at 11:00am on the Saturday at venue of Race Pack Collection
  • Clock in at the start of each stage as listed below.
  • Agree to withdraw from the race immediately if they miss the cut-off time, which will be applied accurately
  • Must not leave the course unless in a case of emergency and same should be notified to the organisers immediately.
  • Despite course being thoroughly signed, runner must make themselves aware of the route as junctions will not be marshalled. In event of travelling in the wrong direction the runner may be taken back by car to the point where the error occurred and there can be no time deduction for time spent running “off the allocated route”
  • Runners who decide to withdraw must notify the organisers immediately or travel to the nearest time check station and report the withdrawal.
  • Abide by the rules and terms of the event


  1. Suitable 4 wheeled vehicle, fully taxed, insured and nct’d
  2. Sufficient staff for the 28hr duration of the event
  3. Compulsory crew kit listed below
  4. Attend race briefing at 11:00am on the Saturday at venue of Race Pack Collection
  5. day-3_0095Familiarise themselves with the Course Maps and be responsible for the successful navigation of runner.
  6. Marshall junctions and advise runner of any oncoming traffic
  7. Arrive at timing stations prior to runner and announce his pending arrival
  8. Make arrangement for switching crew without disrupting runners or compromising on your obligation of keeping the runner safe
  9. Must not cause unnecessary disruption to other road users and must always park off road.
  10. Never travel alongside runner and have runners safety at the forefront at all times.
  11. Use discretion when it may be best to move forward, park and wait on runner to avoid causing unnecessary congestion
  12. In event of an accident to runner / crew or need for emergency evacuation then the cost of same will be borne by that team. Extreme North will not be responsible or liable for any costs associated.


  • Mile markers for entire course. 1-26m for each stage
  • “Hero Instruction Book” with road maps, guidance and contacts
  • Timing Chip and intermediate timing stations on route
  • en-quad-1_0471Observation wagon on course at all stages.
  • Support stations in Malin Town x 2 & Buncrana
  • Toilets available at designated public places.
  • First Aid support throughout & Doctor on Call.
  • Receive a spectacular medal for each stage completed. (4 medals fit to form a trophy/plaque.)
  • Celebratory meal at finish from 2:0 to 4:00 (Late HERO finisher will be facilitated after presentation)
  • Race Tee Shirt
  • Fantastic trophy for category winners
  • Shower facilities available



  • Head torch complete with spare batteries
  • Wear something reflective during daylight
  • High Viz. jacket worn from dusk to dawn + 1hr either side
  • Race numbers fixed as per race instruction
  • Suitable race attire to deal with weather conditions

day-3_0478SUPPORT CREW

  • High Viz jackets worn by all crew at all times
  • Fluorescent signage fitted on rear of vehicle “Beware Runners on Road”*
  • Flashing Beacon on roof of vehicle*
  • Foil Blanket*
  • First Aid kit incl. Vaseline, & blister plasters
  • HERO instruction book
  • Spare kit, food and hydration items as per runners choice.

Final Race Instruction together with any changes will be issue by e mail to all registrants on Tuesday 7th August.