Cara Bundoran Challenge – Briefing 2016



Race Briefing


Welcome to the 6th Annual Bigger & Better Cara Bundoran Challenge.

As ever, the objective is that all participants will have fun and enjoy the event in a fair and safe environment.

We are very grateful to the individuals, clubs, businesses and voluntary organizations who have contributed to the success of this event and to all those who have supported it over the last five years.

Thank you

Canie Nicholas – Race Director


Friday 11th March – 5k Fun Run/Walk

Registration:  Magh Éne College Sportshall, Bundoran – 6.00pm to 7.15pm

Changing facilities available.

Race Info:

  • Race numbers: Chip timing numbers must be pinned on front and visible.

Everyone Must be Registered and get a number to comply with health & safety regulations

  • Start: On road outside Waterworld
  • Route: See route below
  • Finish: Magh Éne College car park
  • Prize giving: In Magh Éne College Sportshall at 8.30pm
  • Entry: €10 Entry Fee




Saturday 12th March – 10mile or 10k

Registration:  Magh Éne College Sportshall, Bundoran

Friday evening between 6.00pm and 10.00pm

Saturday morning between 8.30am and 10.00am

Changing facilities available.


Race Info:

  • Race numbers: Chip timing numbers must be pinned on front and visible.

Everyone Must be Registered and get a number to comply with health & safety regulations


  • Start: On road outside Grand Central Hotel on Main Street
  • Route: See route below
  • Finish: On the sea front
  • Prize giving: In Magh Éne College Sportshall at 2.00pm
  • Entry: €25 Prior to Event, €30 Registration on the Day

Competitors with a medical condition should inform the race organizer. If deemed appropriate, the nature of the condition e.g penicillin allergy will be noted on the back of the race number to assist medical personnel in the event of an accident.


Refreshments are only for participants on the day! those who need it the most 🙂 All Participants will be given a wristband in the goody bag. This must be worn to avail of refreshments.

Race start times

         10AM – 10 Mile Walkers – start from outside Allingham Arms Hotel

         11AM – 10 Mile Runners – Start from outside Allingham Arms hotel.

         11.30AM – 10K Walkers & Runners – start from outside Grand Central Hotel, Main Street


Cara 10 Mile Route

Cara 10 Mile Route

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Sunday 13th March – 21K TT Cycle

Registration:  Car Park at Donegal Language School/Formally known as ‘Le Chateau Briann -, west End Bundoran

Sunday Morning between 9.00am – 10.00am

Race Info:

  • Race numbers: Chip timing numbers must be pinned on back and visible.

Everyone Must be Registered and get a number to comply with health & safety regulations

  • Helmets are compulsory and participants must provide their own bike
  • Start: 10.00am
  • Route: 21k – See route below
  • Finish: Same as starting point
  • Prize giving: TBC
  • Entry: €15

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Event Details / Background

  • We had over 1500 Walkers, Joggers, Runners take part in 2015!


  • All proceeds go to Charity – over €16,000 was raised in 2015.

Charities supported in the 2015 Challenge included Act for Meningitis, Fighting Blindness & SHOUT Cancer Care


Designated Charities for 2016 – Special Olympics Ireland & CMRF Crumlin



 We have a Prize Fund of over €7,000 – Bonus prize for male and female who breaks the existing 10 mile course records. Equal prize fund for all categories.

We have 2 prizes of V02 Tests for the First Male & First Female to cross the line.


  • Course Route is very Scenic Route starting in Seaside Town of Bundoran. Flat and very fast course. Route encompasses Counties Leitrim and Donegal, with almost half the route running along the Leitrim/Donegal coastline.


  • We have Official Goodie Bags for the First 1500 Entrants for 10k/10mile – including Official Challenge technical Sports Top & Official Challenge Medal.


  • There will be different Colour Coded Numbers for Each Event


  • Official Media Partners / Sponsors for 2016 Event – Print media -Donegal Democrat & Broadcast media – Ocean FM


  • Official Athletics’ partners –Tír Chonaill Athletics Club who will have a stand at the Expo.

Received permit from Athletics Ireland, our sport’s governing body and that the race is run within the guidelines the rules of the AAI.

  • Official Expo Event will be held Friday 11th March – participants can collect Challenge numbers, official Goodie Bags & Enjoy the atmosphere pre-challenge!

View course video, chat to organisers and to the local Tír Chonaill Athletic Club members.

Sponsors are given the opportunity to take a stand to promote their product / company – Expo takes place in local Magh Éne College


  • Local community engagement / support

We receive tremendous support from the local communities in relation to Sponsorship, Marshalls, Volunteers, use of local volunteers / Magh Éne College etc. Thank you 🙂



  • 2016 Sponsors include Discover Bundoran, TEVA, Grant Thornton, CARA Pharmacy, Berocca, All Sports, Deep Riverrock & Gary Cycles

Media Sponsors: Donegal Democrat & Ocean FM


  • The race will have chip timing, outstanding organisation and support plus refreshments served afterwards.

Race Results will be live via

Car Park


  • There is no parking available at Magh Ene School
  • Friday evening Parking is available at Church Car park
  • Saturday Parking is available at lower church Car Park – Entrance at Roundabout, opposite Gardaí Station and top half of Top Car Park Centre at entrance close to school,

lower entrance of car park is reserved for Mass Car Park. Can we please ask you to respect car parking restrictions


We would greatly appreciate no littering; there will be bins readily available.

Keep Bundoran Tidy 🙂


The Cara 10 Challenge is a non-profit event with charities benefiting. Tír Chonaill athletics club is a partner in promoting and organising the event.



The Allingham Arms Hotel http://www.allinghamarmshotel.ieTel: 0719841075

Atlantic Apartotel www.atlanticapartotel  Tel: +353 (0)7198 4120

Great Northern Hotel Tel: 071 98 41204

Bundoran Surf Co Tel: 0719841968

The Holyrood Hotel Tel: 071 9841232

Alternatively, and for further related information on Bundoran please see

Best of Luck 🙂


Thank you to all our chosen charities for coming along to our presentations on Tuesday, 21st April

A Total of €16,000 was raised! 🙂

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