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About the Warriors Run

Frequently Asked Questions

bullet point When & Where Is The Warriors Run Held ?
bullet point What Is The Warriors Run ?
bullet point How Do I Enter The Race ?
bullet point Can I Register In Person On The Morning Of The Race ?
bullet point What Do I Get For My Registration Fee ?
bullet point What Are The Prize Categories ?
bullet point What consists of a Team?
bullet point What Are The Prizes ?

When and Where is The Warriors Run Held?
The 34th Annual Warriors Run is set to take place on Saturday 25th August 2018 at 3pm in Strandhill Village which is 8km west of Sligo Town.
What is The Warriors Run?
The Warriors Run is a gruelling 15k (approx) race whichtakes competitors from the Cannon Gun at the beachfront in Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea, around Queen Maeves Cairn and back to the beachfront again. For the uninitiated, a 15 Kilometre race might seem easy. Not the Warriors Run! The race is classified as a road and hill race or multi-terrained, so whilst approximately nine of its kilometres are on paved roads, it is the special six kilometres in the middle, to the top of Knocknarea that gives the race its bite. These six kilometres include a 700 foot climb through fields, loose gravel, unsurfaced and heather paths. At its steepest incline on the way up, even the most professional athlete slows to a walk and then brace themselves to face the equally daunting downhill run, back down the often slippery slopes, even in the driest of weather.
How do I enter the Race?
There are two ways to enter, by Onsite Registration or by Online Registration. These happen on Thursday 24th May for Onsite Registration and Friday 25th May for Online Registration. The Onsite Registration is based on a first come first served basis to the first 300 people to register in person at The Strand Bar in Strandhill village on the night. The following day Online Registration opens up to the first 700 people to register and can be accessed through this website or through Core Timing's website.  
Can I register in person on the morning of the Run?
Unfortunately no. You must have secured a race place in advance by either of the registration methods mentioned above or if you know a registered runner who cannot take part, then they can transfer their place to you using the transfer facility on this website.
What do I get for my registration fee?

In 2018, as a finisher of the Warriors Run, you will receive a specially commissioned medal to honour your achievement. In addition:

·         You will receive a specially designed souvenir technical running shirt with the logo on it.
·         Your run will be chip timed with mountain split times and have your results once you cross the finish line
·         You will have access to water stations around the course and at finish line
·         You will have access to the Runners Village for complimentary post race refreshments, shower facilities, access to sports therapists and other amenities.
·         You can enjoy post race entertainment in The Festival Marquee.

What are the prize categories?
1st Male and Female
2nd Male and Female
3rd Male and Female
1st Male and Female Veteran 45 – 54
1st Male and Female Veteran 55 +
1st Male and Female Local (Strandhill Area Only)
1st Local Veteran (Strandhill Area Only)
What are the prizes?
Prizes include a specially commissioned piece of gorgeous Breeogue Pottery, Cash Prizes, Sports Apparel.