IRISH ATHLETES

Irish athletes will be invited to compete in the Meet, Invitations will issue in May.  Expressions of interest to compete can be sent to the meet director and his team via the mortongames@hotmail.com email address with your details: Name, Club, Event, PB, SB for consideration. The Meet Director and his team are responsible for putting fields together at their sole discretion.


INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES

Morton Games International Athletics is open to any athlete affiliated to a National Athletics Association that is a member of the IAAF. Agents/International athletes interested in competing in Morton Games may contact Morton Games by e mail to mortongames@hotmail.com . Athletes may also use the Contact Form on the “Contact us” page. Please ensure to give us full details: name, country, PB, SB, etc.. Athletes or their Agents will then be contacted by the organisers with an offer of a place in the particular event. It is a matter solely for the organisers to decide the start lists.


Standards:

The following for guidance are minimum standards for overseas athletes, however, there is room for flexibility:

Men:
100m   –     10.50
400m   –     46.50
800m   –     1.47.00
Mile      –     3.58.00
5000m –     13.50
Javelin –     67.50m

Women:
200m   –       23.50

800m   –      2.03.50
1500m      – 4.15.00

High Jump – 1.75m

Places in all International Events in Morton Games will be reserved for Irish athletes of a suitable standard and as such the above minimum standards do not apply to Irish athletes.

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prize fund

Morton Games has a total prize fund of €20,000.



Accommodation, Travel & meals for International athletes

Morton Games will provide hotel accommodation, on a room sharing basis, and meals for all overseas athletes for 2 nights: Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday the 21st. Meals will also be provided and either flight costs in full or a generous contribution towards same is available. All to be agreed either with the athlete direct or through the athletes` agent in advance.


Meet hotel

The Holiday Inn Airport Express
Northwood Park,
Santry,
Dublin 9

The hotel is located in Northwood, Santry a 5 minute coach ride from Dublin Airport.  The hotel is reached from the Airport by using the hotel’s courtesy bus service. To locate the Hotel Courtesy bus (Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Airport Express): On entering the arrivals hall continue straight over the covered pedestrian bridge following the signs for Area14/CoachPark. At the other side of the pedestrian bridge descend turn left to the ground level. Once at ground level follow the signs for Area 14/Coach Park. Cross at the pedestrian road crossings continuing to follow the signs for Area14/CoachPark. You will see a church on the right hand side, the coach car park is located behind the church. Area 14/Coach Park is approximately 400 meters from Terminal2 and the pedestrian path is covered most of the way.

Santry Demesne Park/Morton Stadium: The Holiday Inn Airport Express is located beside Santry Demesne Park, an 85 acre park which was used as the venue for the 2009 European Cross Country. This park is ideal for running in, with grass, trails and paths to run on. The Morton Stadium itself is a 5 minute walk from the Holiday Inn Express and can be availed of during your stay in Dublin for training. The Stadium staff will of course be aware that International athletes will be here for the meet and they will be looking forward to meeting you. The Stadium itself was the venue in June of 2013 for the European Team League 1 Championships. 

 

Breakfast will be provided in your hotel each morning.

Lunch on Tuesday August 20th., for those arriving before 3.00pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the sister hotel to Holiday Inn situated next door.

Dinner will be provided on Tuesday 20th., in Little Venice Italian Restaurant, situated 400m from Hotel (left as you exit, to the end of the road, left and 100m further on the left)

Lunch on Wednesday 21st in the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse, situated in the stadium

Hot food will be available following on the meet in the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse


Provision of meals for overseas athletes:


expenses for overseas athletes:


Morton Games will provide a generous contribution towards the cost of travel to Dublin. The Meet will endeavour to meet in full, in so far as is possible, the cost of travel from the UK or Europe, however only on the basis of agreement being reached on the cost in advance. In this connection flights must be booked early, as soon as the athlete`s place in the meet has been confirmed. Flights booked early through Aer Lingus or Ryan Air are always reasonably priced however previous experience shows that last minute flights can be expenses and the organisers will not be in a position to meet such costs in full. All costs must be vouched and payment will be made either to the athlete in Euro cash at check in on the day of the meet or if requested to agents after the meet by EFT.


Event Day Information


Overseas athletes please use the Gate at the rear of the Stadium reached by walking from your hotel through the Park. Irish athletes and juvenile athletes in the relay are also requested where possible to use this gate. Other wise please use Gate no. 2 (the Middle Gate on the Swords Road), you will have to give your name to the officials.

Stadium Access:


Check In

All athletes must check in prior to their event. Check in will open from 4 p.m. and is situated at the Reception area of the indoor track under the main stand.


Expenses when agreed with overseas athletes and/or their agent must be collected from the Morton Games team at the Holiday Inn Express from 10.00am to 1.00pm on the day of the meet.


Payment of travel expenses


Will be distributed at check in and must be pinned to the front of your race vest.

All athletes competing must present themselves at the call room.

Bib numbers


The call room is situated at the Indoor strip, accessed via the Reception area under the main stand.

Procedure (as per IAAF rules)

Call Room

 

For details on call room procedure/times click:

All times are prior to the actual starting time of the event.

Once in the call room athletes will be identified by their bib number. Call room officials will check the following in accordance with IAAF rules:

Bib numbers worn correctly and correspond with start lists Shoes, number and dimension of spikes Athletes apparel – that it conforms with current rules and regulations Mobile phones, ipods or similar devices – these will not be permitted to be brought out onto the area of competition. Athletes in sprint races will be provided with their lane draw and side numbers in the call room. All athletes will be escorted onto the track/infield by a call room official.

Check in will be open from 4.00pm, and will close 45 mins before the track event and 60 mins before the field event.

 

Athletes may warm up in Santry Demesne Park which is situated at the rear of the stadium and will be accessible via a steward controlled pedestrian gate situated at the 100 metre start area. If availing of the park to warm up it is imperative that you are back in the stadium in sufficient time for the call room which will operate for all events (save the Paralympian competition).

Warm up Area


Presentations to the winning athletes will be made immediately following each individual event. Athletes are requested, therefore, to remain on the track and as soon as the race result has been officially confirmed it is intended that presentation of prizes will be made immediately at that stage on the podium at the presentation area located on the in field.

Presentations


Results of the top three in each event will be made live via twitter. Full officials results will appear asap on:  www.mortongames.iewww.irishmilersclub.com  www.athleticsireland.ie.

Results


Online

Morton Games will be streamed live.

Television Coverage:

A highlights package of Morton Games will be broadcast.

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