IMRA West Sligo Women's Trail Series: Embrace Nature, Empowerment, and Community

April 03, 2024

Excitement is brewing as the IMRA West Sligo Women's Trail Series, in collaboration with Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, is finally here! This series of untimed trail runs tailored exclusively for women presents a golden opportunity to delve into the world of trail running amidst the serene woodlands of Sligo. Whether you're a seasoned runner seeking a new challenge or a novice eager to explore the trails, this event promises an enriching experience filled with camaraderie and discovery.

Gone are the days of fretting over race times and medals. The IMRA West Sligo Women's Trail Series offers a refreshing perspective on running, emphasizing the joys of the journey over the rush to the finish line. Participants can anticipate:

  • Unparalleled Scenery: Prepare to be mesmerized by the picturesque landscapes of Sligo's woodlands. With each stride, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature, relishing the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.
  • No Pressure Environment: Bid farewell to the pressures of clock-watching. These untimed trail runs are designed to foster a supportive atmosphere where women of all abilities can thrive. Whether you choose to walk, jog, or run, the focus remains on enjoying the experience.
  • Educational Insights: Embark on a journey of learning as you navigate the trails. Gain valuable tips and techniques from seasoned trail runners, empowering you to conquer any terrain with confidence.
  • Community Connections: Forge lasting bonds with like-minded individuals who share your passion for running and nature. The IMRA West Sligo Women's Trail Series is not just about physical exertion; it's about building a community united by a love for the great outdoors.

Theresa Kilgallon, Sports Officer for Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership, told Run Republic; "These events were designed following discussions with women on what would encourage them to take part in trail running events. Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership are delighted to be partnering with IMRA to make trail running more accessible to all levels of runners."

Participation in the IMRA West Sligo Women's Trail Series is a simple two-step process:

  1. Create a MyIMRA Account: Register for a MyIMRA account for a nominal fee of €10. Your account will serve as your gateway to the trail series and future IMRA events. Sign up at MyIMRA.
  2. Event Registration: Once your MyIMRA account is set up, sign up for each individual event in the series at absolutely no cost. Secure your spot for the upcoming races at IMRA Events.

Event Schedule

Mark your calendars for a month of exhilarating trail runs:

  • Hazel Wood: The series kicks off on April 7th at 10 am amidst the breath-taking trails of Hazel Wood. Lace up your shoes and prepare for an unforgettable adventure.
  • Slish Wood: On April 21st, venture into the scenic wonders of Slish Wood, where every turn unveils a new spectacle of nature's beauty.
  • Union Wood: Conclude the series on April 28th with a memorable run through the enchanting trails of Union Wood, soaking in the serenity of your surroundings.

Join the Journey

Don't miss your chance to be a part of the IMRA West Sligo Women's Trail Series. Whether you're seeking a personal challenge, a sense of camaraderie, or simply a breath of fresh air, this event promises an unforgettable experience. Lace up your shoes, embrace the trails, and let the journey begin. See you at the starting line!