No. Once this event is sold out, it is sold out and cash entries will not be available on the day. We expect the event to sell out 1 month before the race date, so make sure to sign up before then.
Yes, 3,000 entries. Reminder it is an annual sell out race. Don’t leave too late to enter.
If you have paid for postage you do not need to attend registration.
If you haven’t opted for postage you will need attend. If you can’t go you can send someone in your place. We will let you know when and where in the final race details which are available closer to the race.
Bring yourself and a smile.
Your race pack will be sent to you in the weeks leading to the event. It should arrive with you the week of the event.
Yes it is for both Half and 10km.
No. You must complete the race to receive the medal (no exceptions). If you don’t make the race you forfeit the medal. Reminder – transfers of entries are not allowed.
You should arrive well in advance of the start of the race, especially if you need to register. Give yourself time to prepare for the race, have a stretch and orient yourself with the starting area.
Yes. Walkers are welcome in both the 10km & Half Marathon. The half marathon walkers start before the half marathon runners.
Yes. We are using timing chips. You will receive one attached to your race number at registration (please don’t bend them)
The one-day licence is a requirement by Athletics Ireland to compete in their events. The fee is only applicable to participants who are not a member of Athletics Ireland.
Yes. We would encourage you to do so. You can use our fundraising platform on eventmaster which can be set up as you register!
Unfortunately, no. We cannot refund your fee or defer entry to the following year under any circumstances. Transfers are also not allowed.
Unfortunately, no. There are insurance issues with non-registered people running the event. The participant limit is also to ensure the enjoyment of the event by not overcrowding the course.
Yes. Participants must be 18 years or old for
Half Marathon. This is in line with the IAAF guidelines.
Under 18’s can take part in the 10km race.
The course is officially measured in kilometres, so the marking on the day will also be in kilometres.
Rules for The Wicklow Historic Gaol break are to ensure that everyone enjoys a fun, safe and fair event. Remember your freedom is at stake. Rule violators will be deported to Australia on a cargo ship!
- Please obey the Stewards & Gardai at all times.
- Please keep to the time deadlines. Walkers have set times to arrive at the Start/Finish as do the runners for the start of the race.
- Do not take any short cuts off the course, you are only cheating yourself.
- Competitors should have their number clearly visible on the front of their running top.
- Runners who finish the race without a number will not receive a finisher’s medal. There will be no exceptions to this.
- Outside assistance is not allowed. You may carry your own food or drinks but support from cars or bikes is strictly prohibited. This is in the interest of giving everyone an equal chance.
- Please do not leave valuables in the dry bags. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for lost, stolen or mislaid dry bags.
- It is the responsibility of the participants to know the route and change over points.
- You must register and sign the waiver to be part of the race. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting the race.
erms and Conditions and Waiver of Event
Definitions for “us” or “we”. “We” in this document is Bear Sporting Events LTD, Brownsbarn Depot, Brownsbarn, Kingswood, Dublin. Company Reg No. 524994
Definitions for “Event Organiser”. “Event Organiser” in this document is is Bear Sporting Events LTD, Brownsbarn Depot, Brownsbarn, Kingswood, Dublin. Company Reg No. 524994
Definitions of “you”. “You” in this document is the participant named on the entry form who will be participating in the event.
Definitions of “participant”. “participant” in this document is the person named on the entry form who will be participating in the event.
Definitions for the “Event” or “Race” in this document that refers to the name of the event (or events – if a multiple entry to two or more events is executed) that the person has registered to take part in.
Definitions for the “entry fee” in this document it is the money the Event Organiser receives from the participant (excluded any third-party registration fee’s)
- Acceptance of Conditions
These Conditions shall apply in place of and prevail over any terms or conditions (whether or not in conflict or inconsistent with these Conditions) contained or referred to in any documentation submitted by the Participant or in correspondence or elsewhere or implied by trade custom, practice or course of dealing. A variation of these Conditions is only valid if the Event Organiser gives notice to the Participant in writing in any official Event material or correspondence prior to the Event (including via email or other electronic means). The Participant shall be deemed to have accepted these Conditions upon completion of the Entry Form. By accessing and or completing the Entry Form, the Participant is agreeing to the Event Organiser making use of the data provided on the Entry Form for Event Information purposes and other marketing communications organised by the Event Organiser. The Event Organiser agrees that the Event Form email and or postal address data will not be passed on to any third parties.
2.1 The Participant acknowledges that participation in the Event is physically strenuous. It is acknowledged that participation in the Event will be physically demanding and the Participant is aware of the nature of the Event and associated medical and physical risks involved.
2.2 The Participant agrees that he/she is physically capable of competing in the Event and agrees to be solely responsible for his/her actions and the Event Organiser, its officers, employees, agents, affiliates, associated companies, sponsors or medical advisers are not responsible for any injury or illness that the Participant may suffer as a result of his/her participation in the Event (unless caused due to the negligence of the Event Organiser). The Participant accepts that should any medical or physical condition arise prior to the Event which is likely to affect his/her ability to compete, the Participant will withdraw in accordance with these Conditions. The Participant acknowledges the exclusion of liability and indemnity provided in clause 5 of these Conditions.
- Event Entry / Refunds
3.1 The participant acknowledges and agrees that upon entering the race that they are not entitled to a refund unless requested within 14 days of your entry; they cannot swap their entry for a future race and they cannot transfer entry to another individual.
3.2 Event entry fee’s must be paid in advance of the race to secure race entry position and become a participant. Failure to do so deems the person a ‘non entrant’ even if they have an entry filled online – but haven’t proceeded to payment at the time of signing up or at a later point. We may be able to facilitate late payment in advance of the race provided proof of bank transfer is provided and the race has not reached maximum (sell out) capacity.
- Event Cancellation or Alterations
4.1 Cancellation may occur because of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances which neither we nor our suppliers, sponsors. partners could foresee or avoid, even with all due care. These circumstances include industrial disputes, closure or congestion of ports or airports, road blockades, unavoidable technical transport problems, war, civil unrest, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, epidemic or disease, adverse weather conditions, natural or man-made disasters or similar events. In circumstances where the event is cancelled as a result of reasons which are outside the control of the event organiser, any refund of entry free will be entirely at the discretion of Bear Sporting Events Ltd. The event is subject to advance fees and costs in order to receive permissions to execute a safe and enjoyable event for participants many of which are not refundable. Please note we do not accept liability for any expenses incurred by the participant relating to the race beyond the race entry fee.
4.2 Developing point 4.1 any level of refund given to the participant will exclude any online entry /registration fee paid by the participant to a third-party online registration company associated with the Event. This fee, charged by the online company, includes the technology to input your data securely, the safe and secure process of your banking details (incurring a transaction fee at their end) and an email confirmation sent to you. The Event is not in receipt of this online transaction fee. Also in the event of a cancellation (relating to point 4.1) and a level of refund being issued to the participant, it will be issued less the transaction fee it costs the event organiser to safely and securely refund the participant their entry fee.
4.3 If the event is cancelled by the Event Organiser due to insufficient entrants/ participants we will endeavour to facilitate the participant in an alternative race of similar distance / entry fee where possible. If this circumstance should arise, we are liable for the entry fee only and no other expenses incurred by the participant relating to the race beyond the entry fee.
4.4 The Event Organiser reserves the right to alter the start time of the Event. In the event of a change of start time the Participants will be notified of the revised start time with as much notice as reasonably practicable. No refund in full or in part shall be made for any change in start time for an Event provided the Event takes place on the specified date of the Event.
4.4 The Event Organiser reserves the right to amend the Event format at their sole discretion (such as reducing the distance of a race) or cancel the Event due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control or for any safety related reason. Should the course distance be reduced as per above for the avoidance of doubt you agree that the Event is still deemed to be staged and that we will not be liable to you for any refund and there shall be no further liability whatsoever arising from such change of format. In the event of the Event being cancelled there shall be no refund to the Participant with no further liability whatsoever arising from such cancellation
- Event Organiser Responsibilities/Liability
5.1 Notwithstanding anything in these Conditions the Event Organiser shall not be liable to the Participant for any liability in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any loss of business, revenue or profits, anticipated savings or wasted expenditure, loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to the Participant or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (notwithstanding that such loss was within the contemplation of the parties at the date of submitting the Entry Form) arising out of the Participant taking part in the Event or any other matter arising under these Conditions nor for an aggregate amount greater than the Event Fee paid by the Participant. Without limiting the foregoing, the Event Organiser will not be liable for any actions of any spectators or other third parties unless otherwise set out herein.
5.2 Accordingly the Participant hereby expressly and irrevocably renounces, for him/herself, heirs and successors in title the right to any recourse or claims whatsoever against the Event Organiser, its officers, employees, suppliers and/or sponsors and/or persons for whom it is answerable (“Associated Parties”) as a result of any kind of physical, mental or other loss or damage of whatsoever nature (including any loss of earnings, profits, or pain and suffering) suffered by the Participant, directly or indirectly, or by his/her family or by any dependents and caused by an event in any way relating to the Participant’s participation in Event, and the Participant hereby undertakes, for him/herself, heirs and successors in title to indemnify and hold harmless the Event Organiser, and the Associated Parties for any costs and/or amount, which they or any of them may be required to pay as a result of any aforesaid recourse or claim by whomsoever made. The Participant also agrees to indemnify the Event Organiser and the Associated Parties for any claim, actions, liabilities or losses resulting from any breach of the Participant’s declarations above and/or the Participant’s negligent acts or omissions and/or wilful misconduct.
5.3 Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of the Event Organiser:
5.3.1 for death or personal injury caused by the Event Organiser’s negligence;
5.3.2 for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
5.3.3 for any matter which it would be illegal for the Event Organiser to exclude or attempt to exclude liability.
5.4 This clause 5 shall be read and construed and shall have effect subject to any limitation imposed by any applicable law.
- Publicity and Results
6.1 The Participant irrevocably consents to:
6.1.1 his/her appearance in the Event being filmed, recorded, incorporated and exploited in whole or in part in any television programme, film, video or broadcast of whatever nature by all means and in all media and formats now or invented after the date of these Conditions; and
6.1.2 the use and reproduction of the Participant’s name, likeness, appearance and photographs, films and recordings by all means and in all media for the purpose of advertising, publicity and otherwise in relation to the exploitation of the Event (and future events) and/or the promotion of the Event (and future events) and the commercial rights relating to the Event (and future events) provided that such use does not imply direct endorsement by the Participant of any official sponsor or supplier of the Event.
6.2 Any film, photographs (by camera or mobile phone), or any other recording of moving or still picture, and all intellectual property in connection therewith (including but not limited to copyright) shall remain the property of the Event Organiser, and where such intellectual property does not automatically vest in the Event Organiser, these Conditions shall constitute a legally binding assignment thereof and/or the Participant shall sign all reasonable documentation required to give affect thereto. Accordingly, any such recording shall not be used other than for private use without the Event Organiser’s prior written consent.
6.3 The Event Organiser will use best endeavours to provide an Event finish time for the Participant however it cannot be held responsible for any computer result anomalies or any technical malfunctions.
6.4 The Participant is made aware that the Event Organiser may make use of drones for the production of aerial video and photography. The Participant acknowledges that the drones may fly within less than 30m of the Participant before, during, or after the event and, by agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, authorises this use by the Event Organiser and or their subcontractors.
7.1 I understand that the Event is not liable for any property lost, damaged, mislaid or stolen, at the event, on the course, in the bag drop area or from my person or at the changing areas or at any place/ location/ car park linked with the race.
- GDPR elements
I understand that I will receive emailed or texted race information in advance of this race so I know exactly what is happening. Post-race I will be added to the Central Event database primarily containing information on this Event. I understand that I can unsubscribe to these email communications at any time. Please note that we do not share your data with any third parties with the exception of the timing companies. See next point.
I understand that my race result may be published in various media (including but not limited to web and print outlets) and may contain my Name, Gender, Age Category and Club/Affiliation based on information provided by me in my race entry. If I do not wish this to be published I will contact the Race Organiser in advance of the event.
- Further conditions
8.1 I accept that the onus is on me to ascertain whether there are any risks associated with me taking part in the activity and confirm that I am not aware of any medical condition or impairment that may be detrimental to my health if I participate in the activity
8.2 In consideration of the acceptance of this entry to the event, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from the event, or during the event. I am also aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road.
8.3 I confirm that I have assessed the risks involved in taking part in this Event. I have satisfied myself and have taken appropriate medical advice that I am properly prepared and fit to participate in this Event.
8.4 I agree that in the event of an emergency I grant medical staff the right to provide medical assistance / treatment to me. I agree that the Event Organiser or associates are not liable for any expenses related to medical treatment given to me at the Event, medical transport to or from the event and any subsequent medical expenses incurred by me post or prior to the event.
8.5 I agree to abide by all lawful instructions issued to me by An Garda Siochana or the Race organiser, stewards on the Course on the day. I also agree to refrain from any behaviours that puts myself, fellow competitors, stewards or associated parties involved in the race at risk.
8.6 The use of the services or the downloading or other use of any materials through the site is done at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, loss of data, injury or other harm that results from such activities.
8.7 I understand that event logos and branding can only be used with the prior permission from the Event organiser.
8.8 I understand that if I do not pick up a race material (medal, training top, goodie, etc) on race day that it will not be posted to me. I also understand that (unless stated) race materials will not be posted out to me in advance of the event.
8.9 I understand that while entering this event online, before checkout, that I ticked a box confirming that I have read, agreed and understood the Terms and Conditions of this Event.