Falkirk 8hr Ultra Race
27 Jan 19
The inaugural Falkirk Ultra Race takes place in Callendar Park Falkirk and is organised by R & R Events. This Ultra is suitable for experienced and or novice Ultra runners. The race is 8 hours long and organised so that you will run in daylight at all times. It starts at 8am and will finish at 4pm.
There are two race categories available.
8 Hour Solo Race you can run as much or as little as you want. Stop at anytime for a break.
8 Hour Relay Team Race for teams of four. Each runner must complete a lap before handing over to the next. All relay runners must complete the same amount of laps as the rest of your team mates.
The race loop is 4.2 miles long and the majority of it is run on forest trails and tracks with a small part on tarmac. The course will be well marked so you’ll have no concerns about getting lost and if you require any assistance you are only 1 mile away from the finish at any given point during the race.
Cold & hot water will be supplied for runners to use. Both will be available at the start/finish.
There is ample parking close to the start/finish area. When you arrive, competitors will be able to take their cars in to Calander area with spaces near the flats and or Calander House to unpack and or drop off their bags at the registration marquee. There will also be space on the start/finish for runners who wish to set up a small table to put food/drink on.
There will be toilets available within Calander Park for the duration of the event at the start/finish
Please come well prepared for this event as you would for any other endurance race.Please remember to dress for the expected weather.
We will have a number of first aiders on site for the duration of race but please don’t underestimate the importance of a support crew no matter how experienced you are in running ultra races.
The race team will also be patrolling the course regularly on foot and bike, so don’t be afraid to ask for some company for a lap or two if you feel you need it.
Above all else, please keep an eye out for each other when on the course and let us know if you think someone is struggling or needs assistance.
Suggested Kit List
Head torch w/spare batteries for the first couple of loops.
Full body waterproof clothing.
Hat & gloves.
Some warm layers, spare layers etc.
Basic first aid kit.
Enough food to last the duration.
Any current medication you may be taking.
A sense of humour
Enough supplements, sports drinks, electrolytes etc to last the duration. Drinking water will be provided.
Anything else that will make your race more enjoyable….. within reason!!!!
The above kit is the bare minimum you are expected to have on the day and some of it is just our own recommendations from experience at ultra races. Equipment and food/drink requirements are a very individual thing for each athlete, so please be sure to test things out in training as its the only way to know what will work for you.
Please pack enough variations of clothes to cope with all weather eventualities as well as enough in quantity to ensure you have dry layers to change into.
Athletes are not expected to carry spare kit during the race. Due to the length of the course and the layout, your equipment can be stored in our registration marquee,your car and/or with your support crew.
There may be spot checks before, during and on completion of the race. This is to ensure your own health & safety.
The schedule of events will typically be as follows:
Saturday 27th January 2017
Race team onsite PM to mark out course
Sunday 28th January 2017
Race registration will be available from 6.30am
at marquee on grass area in front of Calander House
6.30– Race registration opens
7.15– Marshal briefing.
7.45– Race registration closes.
7.50– Athlete and crew briefing on start/finish line.
8.00– 1st Falkirk Ultra race starts solo & relay teams together.
3.00- Short loop opens 0.65 mile approx tbc
LiMITED TO 150 RUNNERS - PRE-ENTRY ONLY - SORRY NO REFUNDS OR DEFERRALS. We will however allow number transfers up until 7 days before the date of the race. All transfer details should be arranged between the runners involved before notifying the Race Organiser of any changes.
BEFORE ENTERING: Occasionally we may have to alter the race route and distance due to forestry or other essential maintenance work. If the race is cancelled due to severe weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstances then we will reschedule the race to a later date.
ENTRY FEES: £25 for solo entries and £80 for relay team entries.