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2024 Race Entry Information
ENTRIES OPEN FROM
8th - 29th JAN 2024
Places to take part in The Isle of Jura Fell Race 2024 will be determined in accordance with the process outlined below.
Entering the race
Entries will be open from 8th – 29th January 2024. At the end of the open period all entries will be considered, using the criteria set out below. Entries received after 29th January will not be accepted.
Invitations to enter the race will be sent out in February to all those successful. The place must be accepted, and entry fee paid by the end of February, or else the place will be forfeited and offered to someone else.
This page will be updated in advance of January with the entry fee and number of places. We expect the race to be oversubscribed and will manage a waiting list.
All entries will be vetted, with those who are not considered to have “adequate relevant experience” rejected.
We are streamlining the vetting process for 2024 race. This is to ensure Jura is in line with other similar races, that the vetting process is clear and transparent and to ensure that all competitors are equipped for the distinctive characteristics of the race. It is not intended to make entry to the race harder.
To pass the vetting process runners will need to demonstrate evidence of either:
A Jura Fell Race completion in the last 5 years; OR
2 AL races in the last 3 years (as defined by Scottish Hill Runners and the Fell Runners Association) OR
One AL race AND either a category A or above Mountain Marathon or 2 AM races, all to have been completed with the last three years
Full details of previous experience along with the relevant race dates need to be provided at time of entry. These details will be checked.
Allocation of entries
If sufficient places are available, all fully qualified entrants will be granted a place in the race.
If there are too many fully qualified entrants for the number of places available, as has been the case in previous years, a portion of entries will be allocated to runners who fall into the categories below:
Entrants who have completed 15 or more previous Isle of Jura Fell Races;
Previous winners of the race, male and female;
The first 6 male finishers and first 6 female finishers in the previous year’s race;
Any entrant who, in the opinion of the race committee, has made or is expected to make a significant contribution to the overall success of the race.
All remaining entries which have passed the vetting process will be subject to a ballot. We are committed to improving the diversity of entrants to the Isle of Jura Fell Race. The first ten ballot places will be ring-fenced for female and non-binary entrants who have passed the vetting process and the Race Organiser will also endeavour to allocate 25% of places to those who have not run the race previously.