What does my entry fee include?
- Special event buff
- Race number with electronic timing chip
- Race medal upon completion
- Post-event food
- Fully marked route with marshals at key points
- Safety cover
Who should enter the Elite Wave?
If you are a competitive runner and want to compete for an overall winner or a category prize, you must enter Wave 1 / Elite when you sign up for this event.
Guide time: A sub 50-minute 10k trail run or 40-minute 10k road run.
If the Wave 1 / Elite wave has sold out online and you are an elite runner wishing to compete in this event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of your 10k running time and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Is this event suitable for First Timers?
Gaelforce 10K Howth Summit is a great choice as your first experience of trail running and there are usually lots of first timers taking part. The distance is manageable, the location is spectacular and off the beaten track, yet really close to Dublin city. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is always great camaraderie and support on the day and that amazing sense of achievement when you cross the finish line. And you can challenge yourself to take part in all three races of the 10K trilogy!
Can I change my wave?
We cannot facilitate any wave changes after you have entered this event, so please make sure to sign up for your preferred wave when you enter. If your preferred wave is sold out, it will no longer be visible online and you must choose an alternative wave.
What are the locations of registration, the start line & finish line?
Registration for this event is by post. Your Race Pack will be sent out 8 days before the event takes place.
The start line is at Howth Castle. The finish line is at Deerpark Golf Club.
Please note that this may be subject to change. Final details will be posted on the website and emailed to all competitors 2 weeks before the event.
Are there water stops on the route?
There is a water refill station halfway through the route. You will need to bring your own water bottle/container.
To protect the local environment, we do not give out water bottles or cups during this event.
Will there be a facility to leave bags?
Yes, there will be a bag drop in operation. Please do not leave valuables in your bag as we will not be responsible for lost items.
What facilities are at the finish line?
You will receive a Finishers Pack at the finish line, containing your finishers medal, fruit & sweets.
There are water bottle filling stations at the finish line. Homemade flapjacks will also be available.
What happens if I cancel my event entry?
All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This includes transfers to other years, events or competitors. Please do make sure that you can commit to both the event and the training before you enter one of our events.
When do I get my branded sweatshirt for entering all three events?
You will receive your branded sweatshirt at Gaelforce 10K Kippure run on the 16th April 2023.