The 2012 MonsterMAC Multi-Sports Adventure Race is coming up on Saturday, the 28th of April 2012 in Millstreet Country Park in Cork. Located in the Boggeragh Mountains to the south-east of of the town of Millstreet itself, it is within easy reach of participants in Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
There are three events on offer....
BabyMAC (20km):...Trail Run 3.5km, Road Bike 16km, Kayak ~400m
BigMAC SPORT (33km):...Trail Run 7.2km, Road Bike 25km, Kayak ~400m
MonsterMAC EXPERT (64km):...Trail Run 7.2km, Road Bike Leg 1 (17km) and Road Bike Leg 2 (27km) , Mountain Run 10km between leg 1 and 2 of the cycle route,
Included in the race entry package for all levels are kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids as well as a quality tech tee race top (ladies and gents sizes).
For more information and entries, go to the event website....... http://www.monstermac.ie
Please note that entry fee's increase after the 31st of March so if you are interested, enter now. All entries close on Thursday, the 26th of April 2012
Directions....The easiest way to access the park is via Millstreet itself. Look for the turn off at the eastern end of the town. It is approx 8 kms from here.
You may already be aware Fifty Three Degrees North are on board as 2012 race sponsor.
This will make it easier for those living in the Cork region to sign-in at their 53 Deg North Cork store between 12 noon and 9pm on Friday 27th April.
As an added bonus they will be giving away free Wigwam socks (RRP €15) to the first 150 to register in store. Their Cork Store is located at Unit 7, The Cornmarket Centre, Paul Street, Co. Cork - 021 494 9804
If you cannot make that then you can sign-in on race day at the Millstreet Country Park from 8.30am until 9.30am for Expert and 10am only for Sport and Baby MAC so the Cork city sign in will allow you to arrive a bit later especially if you are doing the Sport or Baby MAC events!
At race sign-in you will collect your race tee-shirt, race number and timing chip.
RACE START TIMES
10 am MonsterMAC EXPERT race
11 am BigMAC SPORT race (wave for Elite and Intermediate)
11.30 am BigMAC SPORT race (wave for Joggers)
12 noon BabyMAC race
Race briefing will be 15 minutes before each wave start
EVENT ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Final online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday 25th. No further entries accepted after this time so please get anyone you know that intends to enter to do so before midnight on Wednesday
The bike routes for all 3 races have already been marked if you want to get out there and get some practice this week. Note that SPORT and BabyMAC running routes will only be marked out the day before the race.
The EXPERT Run Route in the Forest to the East of Musheramore has been also marked out.
We hope your final training is going well and hopefully the website MonsterMAC SPORT and BabyMAC Training Programs have been proved useful for your preparations.
Your entry fee to the Millstreet Country Park on race day is already included in your registration fee - everyone else coming to support will pay a subsidised entry fee of €3 (normally €9 per person).
Don't forget our post race party will be held on Saturday night in the Wallis Arms Hotel with complimentary nightclub entry for race entrants (keep your race number as your entry ticket).
Final race update will be sent again on Thursday when we have finalised the wave allocations and published the entry list.
We welcome your comments on our Facebook page (lots of stuff up there already) and we look forward to seeing you in Millstreet on the 28th.
Marie, Hilary and Paul
Your MonsterMAC Team