International Team Interest Increased from Last Year

Entries for Rás na mBan 2024 have now opened with teams and administrative staff gearing up for the 18th edition of Ireland’s international stage race.

For an eighth consecutive edition, Rás na mBan will be based in the picturesque medieval city of Kilkenny, located in Ireland’s Ancient East. The event will span five days, commencing on Wednesday, September 4th.

Race organisers have reported a surge in team inquiries from both domestic and international participants, with many teams already confirming their plans to compete in Kilkenny this September.

“It’s great to have so many teams, many new and a great number who have been to the race in the past, show interest in taking on the event,” says Deputy Race Director Ronan Fox.

“We are currently finalising the race route, with some exciting new roads for the riders to tackle and it’s been gratifying to discuss race plans with teams and riders from all over the world in the past few months.

“The entry system is pretty straightforward and we’re looking forward to having another high quality bunch assembling in Kilkenny on September 4th.”

The entry system is identical to that used in 2023 and uses the Cycling Ireland entry portal at Eventmaster.

As in years past, teams can be registered and rider names added at a later date. Managers can access the link below to register their team.

Team managers can add their specific team name to the system after which they, or team riders, can add up to five riders to the roster.

Team officials are asked to ensure that they use the same team name for each rider added to the squad and avoid team duplication.

Closing date for team entry is 9th August while rider names can be changed after entry and before the final rider confirmation date on September 3rd.

The event is not open to individuals. It is for teams of five riders representing teams or clubs registered with national associations affiliated to the UCI, national teams, regional squads and composite teams.

Select the number of riders being entered. You can enter from 1 to 5 riders at any one time, until the team has been filled. You must complete payment for the number of riders entered during that transaction.

For example, if you want to enter 3 riders initially you can register and pay for those three riders. You, or the remaining two riders, can then enter either separately or 2 riders together at a future date and pay the appropriate fee at that point.

You can also add your Team Manager’s details on initial entry or at a later date. There is no fee for registering the Team Manager.

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Full route details, rules and regulations will be announced in the coming weeks.