Our Runs

Take a day away and enjoy the freedom of a trail run (or walk) through the countryside followed by the treats you deserve. After the run return to a 4 star hotel to enjoy a glass of bubbly, lunch, massage. Book the spa and overnight. These flagship runs are small and exclusive. Get your friends together and don't miss a great day out!

In Ireland - join us in Kilkenny

Next run on:

Sunday 31 March 2019  @ 11.30am

Distance:

5 km or 10 km

Where:

Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny

Cost including bubbly, massage, lunch, medal, and giveaways

Eur 79 (launch offer: first 50 places @ Eur 69)

In Scotland - Run Crieff (click for details)

Join us on 28th April 2019 in Crieff

Feedback from participants

"A fabulous run"

"A well organised and enjoyable event, amazing scenery ... lots of camaraderie... it was a great day out. Will definitely do another women run strong event in the future."

"Had such a fabulous time, trotting along in the sunshine getting offered jelly babies every few miles! I loved the emphasis on enjoying the day & not worrying about speed, and it was great to celebrate with a glass of bubbly"

"Liked the fact it was geared to women best– especially the Prosecco and the jelly babies, nice to have treats to incentivise the running!"

"Fab, fab, fab day out ... I went along with a gang of mates so the prosecco and buffet afterwards made it a great day out. Oh and the post run massage was also amazing! Totally loved it, would definitely recommend and will be back!"

Check out the amazing Crieff venue,

Crieff Hydro hotel

 

Your rewards:

You will finish smiling and get:

Jelly babies*

After race bubbly*

Massage*

Spot prizes*

Fab medal*

Photos*

(*Included in the entry fee).

You can add extra treats**

Lunch+**

Spa treatments**

Overnight at the hotel**

Use of pool***

(+ included in the entry fee in Kilkenny).

(** NOT included in the entry fee).

(*** Crieff only, NOT included in the entry fee).

Registration

Join us for a great day out on Sunday 31 March 2019 in Kilkenny

Click here to sign up now for our Kilkenny event!

 

Entry online:

Eur 79

(first 50 entries Eur 69)

Entry  on event day**

Eur 85: if  not sold out

If you are a group of 6 or more please contact us for a group discount on full price entry. Discounts also available for Mum and daughter teams.

Entry for Crieff event here

*On-line entries close 3 days before the run or earlier if full, our last event sold out!

**if places available

Please Note:

Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and credits will not be given.

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Photos

Our photos capture the fun and freedom of our runs. Enjoy many more on our flickr page.

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Training & Gear

If you can walk you can run and you don't need fancy gear!

Running is just a faster form of walking. With a little training you can shift pace and run. The hardest part is starting, a training plan is essential so that you have clear weekly targets. The second hardest part is motivating yourself to run on a bad day.

Check out our  Facebook page for inspiration, ideas and support from other women. We have a private group on Facebook Women Run Strong Tribe, join it for open chats about all things running and fitting it in your life!

We also post on FB about meeting up for GROUP runs. These are social runs open to everyone who wants to run with friendly women who love the chat almost as much as they love to run.

To get you started here's our Women Run Strong 5 km training . You only need 25 – 30 mins, 3 days a week.

If you can already run 5km then why not try our 10+km events. Here's a training plan 5km to 10km.

Just contact us if you have questions.

You don't need fancy gear to run. Shoes are the most important piece of kit, get advice from a good running shop like Run4It

We love our own t-shirts and buffs. Light layers are good because you will warm up very quickly once you start running.

Get into the Women Run Strong mood with our t-shirts, hoodies, buffs, BUY them here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below we've tried to answer most of the common questions we have been asked. If you've a question we've not covered, please contact us.

What do I get for my entry fee?

In addition to a great trail run in a beautiful place, all participants will receive  jelly babies on the run, glass of bubbly, massage, fabulous medal, buff, sweet treats, draw for amazing spot prizes, great photos for download or posting on social media, use of the beautiful 4 star hotel venue. Lunch is included in the entry fee at the Kilkenny event. Cost of lunch in Crieff is £14.

When's number pick-up?

You can pick up your numbers and pins on the day from 10.00 am at the venue. Last pick up at 11.00 am.

Can a friend pick up my number?

Yes, a friend can pick up for you if she has your confirmation email or a text message from you. If you intend picking up numbers for more than 6 friends please contact us in advance. If you have a group discount only one person needs to come to pick up the numbers, we will have a group registration desk so you can get your envelope with the numbers there.

Is there run day registration?

Unless we're sold out, there will be entry on the day.

Will there be safety pins available for the numbers?

Yes. They will be available at number pick up.

What's the distance?

We offer 5km, 10km (and in Crieff there's also 15km ).  No real hills in Kilkenny, come to Scotland for that challenge.

What about the route?

The trail will be well marked and there will be marshals along the way to encourage you and ensure you don't get lost. You won't be running alone, so if you get lost you will have probably brought a few people with you. Don't worry, we will come to the rescue! The routes will be posted nearer the time.

When do I need to decide which distance I want to do?

We know that every day is different for runners so we created a run with flexibility for the runners. Both 5km and 10km runs will start at the same time, when you are on the run there will be a point where the marshals and signs will direct you onto the longer route if you decide you want the bigger challenge.

Will I get muddy?

You may get a little bit mucky so don't wear pristine new shoes unless you want to change their colour.

Will there be water on the route?

This is a trail run, a little adventure, so you are expected to be prepared and self-sufficient. There won't be any water stops so please carry water if you think you need it. If there's an emergency marshals will have some water, if you urgently need a drink please ask them.

How far in advance should I show up for the event?

You should arrive to the run venue no later than 10.45 am. This will give you time to pick up your number, use the toilet one last time, attend a short pre-run briefing and then we'll go to the start line together.

Parking?

There is free parking at the hotel. 

What's the venue address in Kilkenny?

Lyrath Estate Hotel, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685. Our event will take place in the Conference Centre, please park in the car park beside the Conference Centre. 

What's the venue address in Crieff?

Crieff Hydro, Strathearn House, Ferntower Rd, Crieff PH7 3LQ phone: 01764 655555. Our event will take place in the Loggia and Drawing Room. 

Bags, keys and changing facilities?

You may leave your  bag in the function room at the venue but it will be unsupervised, so no valuables in your bags please. We will have a key drop for car keys at the Women Run Strong merchandising stand.

Will there be alcohol-free drinks instead of bubbly?

Of course!

Is there an after-run party?

The run itself will be a celebration among friends and party continues past the finish line with bubbly, a draw for spot prizes at around 1.15 pm and lunch.

Tell me about lunch!

A tasty buffet lunch including tea/coffee for participants will be served from around 12.45 pm. It's included in your entry in Kilkenny. (bookable in Crieff cost £14). It's a great opportunity to chat with friends new and old and celebrate that you are #strongerthanyouthink

How can I book the spa?

In Kilkenny the award winning Oasis Spa awaits you. Contact the Spa on +353 56 77 05841 or email oasisspa@Lyrath.com to book your treatments. In Crieff, there is a fabulous Victoria pool and spa at the hotel (adults only). Access to the spa includes robes, towels and refreshments and costs £10. You can book when you sign up for the run, limited spaces available.

Prizes?

This is a running experience not a race so there will be no awards for the fastest runners. Everyone who runs will be rewarded with a great day out,  jelly babies, bubbly, massage, buff, medal, sweet treats, giveaways and will be in with a chance to win our fantastic spot prizes which usually include: overnight hotel stay & dinner for two, stylish activewear,  flowers, bubbly, afternoon tea and chocolates.

Toilets and showers?

There will be plenty of toilets in the hotel. However, there are no toilets on the route.

What should I wear?

Please check the weather forecast before coming to the run. It is a trail run, away from roads, so please be adequately prepared for the elements in case you're out for longer than anticipated.

 

Overview of the timing in Kilkenny?

10.00 -11.00 Arrive and number pick up
11.15 - Pre-run briefing for 5km & 10km
11.30 - run begins
12.15 - Runners finishing  - enjoy bubbly, treats, massage, medals
After you finish sign up for massage : no pre-run sign up
12.45 Lunch buffet opens
13.15 Prize draw for all participants

Can men enter?

Sorry, this is a day out for the girls. Men are welcome to come to cheer and celebrate the strong women in their life, but they can't participate in the run.

Charities?

You are welcome to run in aid of a charity. Most major charities can provide you with the means to sign up sponsors.

First aid?

The route is as safe as we can make it, first aiders and a paramedic are on the route to help you if need it. First aiders are also at the hotel for any post-run injuries.

Insurance?

The event is covered by public liability insurance.

Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend?

Sorry, there are no refunds. Entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable. This means once you have registered, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else.

Is there an age limit for the race?

You must be over 16 to participate. However, we do offer a Mum and daughter package so teens are welcome if accompanies, contact us to find out more.

Are baby joggers or buggies allowed on the run?

Due to the terrain and runner safety we cannot allow buggies during the event but you are most welcome to bring babies and buggies to cheer you on.

Can I bring my dog on the run?

To ensure the safety of all runners, dogs are not allowed on the running route. They can cheer from the sidelines if on a lead!

   

Sponsors

This event attracts strong, active women who are often the primary shoppers in their household. If you are interested in sponsoring or supporting this unique event please contact us.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters

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