FAQs

Where do the events take place?
All events will take place in Victoria Park, Belfast. Travel and event parking details will be issued closer to the event. Link to location map.
How do I enter?
  • Primary school children can only enter on the day in the Registrations Tent.  Registration opens at 10am.
  • Junior athletes can only enter ONLINE before the closing date.
  • Senior & Master relay teams can only enter ONLINE before the closing date.
What is the closing date of online entry?
Saturday 30th September 2017, 5pm.
How much does it cost?
  • Primary school entry – £1.00 per person
  • Junior entry – £3.00 per person
  • Senior/Master relay teams – £12.00 per person (£36 female team; £48 male team).
How do I pay?
  • Primary school entry – Cash payment on the day in Registrations Tent.
  • Junior entry – Cash payment on the day in Registrations Tent.
  • Senior/Master relay teams – Online payment only at time of registration.
What are the distance of the races?
  • Mens Relay – 4 x 3380m
  • Ladies Relay – 3 x 3380m
  • U13 race -1600m
  • U15 race – 1600m
  • U17 race – 3380m
  • Primary school race – 800m
What are the age cut offs for the Junior races?
  • Athletes born in 2001 and 2002 qualify for Under 17 race
  • Athletes born in 2003 and 2004 qualify for Under 15 race
  • Athletes born in 2005 and 2006 qualify for Under 13 race
What are the age cut offs for the Senior relay race?
Athletes aged 16 and over can participate in Senior races but only if they have been registered with ANI as Seniors and paid the appropriate higher Senior registration fee. Registration must be effective at a date before close of entries.
What are the age cut offs for the Masters relay race?
Athletes wishing to compete in the Masters race must be at least 35 on the day of the race (7th October 2017)
I have more than 1 team to enter, how do I add another team?
When you complete your first team entry, please follow the link to start a new entry. Repeat the process for multiple teams.
The form asks me to provide names of reserves but I won’t need a reserve.
Without a named reserve you will not be able to substitute another runner. Reserves must be named in advance and we allow 4 reserves for mens teams and 3 reserves for ladies teams to give you some flexibility. A person can be named as a reserve for more than 1 team but can only race for 1 of those teams on the day. As race expenses will already be incurred refunds cannot be made for failure to field a full team on the day.
Is there any flexibility around the closing date for entries?
No. A lot of data handling and preparation including assembly of race day packs needs to be done in the week between close of entries and race day.
One of my team is not registered with ANI, can I still enter them?
No. Only ANI registered runners can compete in the Relay races if your team is to be eligible for the ANI Relay Championship. Complete the normal ANI registration process immediately to get an ANI registration number then complete the race entry form.
I made an error completing the form. Do I just submit another entry?
No, you would then have entered that team twice. Send an email to relays@orangegroveac.co.uk before the closing date if you think you have made an error.
Can I give you names/ANI numbers/payment on the day?
No. We need everything requested on the form and full payment before close of entries.
Are the relays chip timed?
The Relay and Junior races will be chip timed. The primary school races will not.
What are the course records?
  • Masters Ladies – 35:55 (City of Lisburn AC 2016)
  • Masters Men – 41:51 (Willowfield TH 2015)
  • Senior Ladies – 34:30 (Newcastle AC 2015)
  • Senior Men – 39:22 (Derry Track Club 2016)
I have a question not covered here. What should I do?
Email your question to – relays@orangegroveac.co.uk. Questions will be replied to within 48 hours.