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Friday 9 December 2016

Week 16: Safety Points for the Mini Marathon:

Runners during the Women’s Mini Marathon last year
Runners during the Women’s Mini Marathon last year

To help ensure participants have a safe and enjoyable day at the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, follow the guidelines below:

• Be aware of your surroundings and your nearest exit

• Do not leave any bags unattended

• Take note of the terrain you are standing on in case it is wet, slippery, or hazardous

• Sweat shirts, T-shirts, space blankets and refuse sacks are often discarded before the start and during the race and can create a tripping hazard. If you are discarding items of clothing or such like, ensure they will not cause a problem

• Do not climb on any temporary structures, barriers etc.

• Do not wear bracelets, necklaces or other accessories which can become tangled

• Ensure you take water before and

during the race to stay hydrated

• The wearing of iPods and personal stereos during the race can cause difficulties as they inhibit the hearing of important safety announcements

• Always make sure the laces on your shoes are tied properly so you do not trip and fall

• By the direction of An Garda Siochana, the use of bikes, other than official bicycles, on the course during the event is forbidden.

 

Zone Times

WALKERS – YELLOW NUMBERS

Walkers will be starting the race via Fitzwilliam Street Upper and Merrion Square. Please make sure you are in your designated area before 2pm.

JOGGERS – BLUE NUMBERS

Joggers will be starting the race via Baggot Street Lower. Make sure you are in your designated area before 1.30pm.

RUNNERS AND FAST JOGGERS – PINK AND WHITE NUMBERS

Runners and fast joggers will be starting the race via Baggot Street Lower just beside Larry Murphy’s Pub. Please make sure you are in your designated area before 1.30pm.

LATECOMERS

Please note that any participants who arrive after their designated time will be directed towards Merrion Street Upper to access the start of the race.

 

Race Number/Timing tag

All entrants will have a timing tag embedded in their race number.

Use safety pins to attach your NUMBER to the FRONT of your T-shirt.

NUMBERS should not be covered with clothing, belts, rain jackets etc.

Enter your CONTACT DETAILS and

MEDICAL INFORMATION on the

reverse of your race number.

REMEMBER: NO NUMBER, NO MEDAL.

 

Safety Points for Race Day

GETTING TO YOUR START AREA

START: Follow the signs and steward’s instructions to your correct start area.

Allow yourself plenty of time to get to your start area — over 40,000 women will be trying to do the same, so it’s going to be very busy!

Entrances to the White, Pink or Blue Start Areas will close at 1.30pm.

 

Water Stations

START: Water will be available at the start area, to drink or to top up your water bottle. Bring a bottle of water with you if you feel you may require some after the start and before you reach the first water station.

After 4K: On the Stillorgan Road, near the Montrose Hotel.

After 7K: On the Stillorgan Road, near RTE.

FINISH: After the finish line in Fitzwilliam Square.

 

FIRST AID

OMAC first-aid stations are located along the route.

RECYCLE

Please dispose of your cups and bottles in the bins provided.

 

SETANTA SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS

Setanta Sports Highlights of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon will be shown:

SATURDAY JUNE 6, AT 8.30PM

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