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  • What is the date and time of the race?

      STOOK 10  2018 is on Sunday the 18th of November at 12pm.

    The 10-mile road race will start at 12pm sharp, all athletes must be at the start line 10 minutes before the race starts. There will be plenty of space for warm ups / strides.

    The 5k dash will start immediately afterwards. All 5k entrants must be assembled at the start of their race for 12pm. Please note this is a 10 min walk from registration.

    In order to avoid delays, please aim to be at the registration a minimum of 1 hour before the start of the race. The races will not be delayed for latecomers. It is in your own interest to be early; leave plenty of time for parking.

  • How do I register online?

    You can register online by clicking here.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION

    • 10 mile is €25.00
    • 5k is €10.00
    • T-shirt €10.00

    We will also take limited registrations on the morning.

     

    ON THE DAY REGISTRATION

    • 10 mile is €30.00
    • 5k is €15.00

    T-Shirts

    • No adult technical t-shirts available on the day. Pre-Ordered only.
    • Kids red Stook t-shirts €8.00
  • What are the prizes?

    The following prizes are on offer for the 10 mile?

    Top Finisher Prizes (Male & Female)

    1st  – €150
    2nd – €75
    3rd – €50

     

    BEAT THE COURSE RECORD CHALLENGE

    Do you have what it takes to beat our course record?

    Gary O’Hanlon’s record of 51:59  in the men’s race and Angela McCann’s 63:05 in the women’s, have remained the unrivaled course records since 2012. This year we have a total of €1000  to give away to a new course record in the men’s and women’s race. Only one winner in each category gets the prize money!

    Male – €500

    Female – €500

     

    Category Prizes
    M40, M45, M50, M55. M60,
    F40, F45, F50, F55, F60,
    €25 each

     

    Kealy Perpetual Shield Team Prize
    Team prize for athletic club teams only
    Aggregate position 2 men + 2 women
    €100 plus perpetual shield

     

    King & Queen of Stook
    First man and women over the hill who do not win a main (non-category) prize

     

    Finish Line Spot Prizes

    There will a variety of random spot prizes on offer; thanks to our sponsors.

  • Can I register on the day?

    There will be limited number of pre-registrations available on the day from 11:00 am in the parish hall, in Dungarvan village, Co. Kilkenny.

    Pre-race registration will close at 12:30am sharp

  • I registered on line, how do I get my number and chip?

    Chip and number collection will be on the day in parish hall in Dungarvan village, Kilkenny from 10am until 11:30am.

  • What time does the race start?

    The race starts at 12:00pm

  • Is there chip timing?

    The 10 mile race is chip timed. The chip needs to be attached to your shoe and returned to us immediately after the race. You will receive your race number and chip at registration on the morning of the race.

  • Will I get a medal or a t-shirt?

    All finishers in the STOOK 10 mile will have earned a STOOK Cowbell. We have lovely finisher medals for the STOOK 5k.

  • Is there a baggage check?

    There will be an outdoor area for changing before and after the race; there are no dedicated changing rooms here though. Participants are free to leave their bags in the bag drop during the run; at their own risk as this area will be unsecured.

  • Where can I park?

    There will be free carparking in two places on approach to Dungarvan, one from the Gowran / Dublin side and one on approach from Thomastown / Waterford.  Please do not park on the side of the road. Due to our traffic management plan you must be parked by 11:15am. If possible please carpool with other race goers as this will allow everyone to park faster and closer to the race start / finish area

  • Are there refreshments along the course?

    There will be 3 Water Stations; 1 at 3.5 miles, 1 at 6 miles and 1 at 8 miles (at the top of Stook hill)
    This year all our water cups are compostable.

  • I cannot attend. Can I get a refund or a transfer?

    There are no transfers or refunds.

  • What happens in the event of bad weather?

    The Stook 10 will take place hail, rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made on race day at the race site. The event will not be canceled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site on race day.