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The routes are a mass of stunning scenery, dotted with historical landmarks, beautiful lakes and enduring climbs. While Extreme North take no credit for the fantastic natural routes, other than identifying them, the perfect balance of adventure, endurance, hospitality and care for runners is part and parcel of what makes an Extreme North event a memorable one.

This event is suited to all levels of fitness enthusiast / elite adventurer. The new Mini Adventure will hopefully entice the keep fit enthusiasts to the wonderful outdoors while the 62k Extreme course is what it says and will test any elite athlete at their own pace.

All races start at the Sliabh Sneacht Centre.

62K Ultra race

12.5K Run – Starting at the Sliabh Sneacht Centre a flat start soon turns right onto a 3.0k steep climb, starting on road and eventually leading onto hill track. After passing the Wind Mills the hill road goes into a long decline before ending back on main roads and a rolling terrain leads runners to the Lake Kayak stage.

1.5k Kayak – Kayaking is on Lough Fad lake, surrounded by steep mountainous terrain, so enjoy and relax a little for some of the tasks ahead.

22.5k Cycle – The first cycle of the day starts with a 6k on road then 6k off road section which incorporates a 1k steep climb. Fantastic panoramic scenery on both sides of Lough Swilly as you wind your way around Wind Mills before embarking on rural windy, rolling roads for the final half of the cycle terminating with a steep off road climb to base of Sliabh Sneacht.

7.0K Mountain Trek – Starting with a .75k track, then onto a similar distance of relatively flat but boggy section before embarking on the real 2k climb of Sliabh Sneacht. Hopefully a clear day will reveal the real beauty of the peninsula for as far as the eye can see.

18.3K Cycle 2 – Continuing on Mountain track and after a short 1k you may have to assist / carry you bike across a 100m section then another 2k of off road before eventually ending up on small windy rural roads as you make your way back to the Finish line at Sliabh Sneacht Centre at Drumfries.

0.2K Run -Rack your bike and a short sprint around the Centre to the very welcome Finish Gantry where you’ll get presented with your Medal and Race time and then a well deserved warm meal as you reminisce on your achievement with friends and colleagues.

41K Sprint Race

6.50k Run – All on road this starts with an easy flat then continues on rolling roads as you make your way to Lough Fad and the Kayak section.

1.5k Kayak – Kayaking is on Lough Fad lake, surrounded by steep mountainous terrain, so enjoy and relax a little for some of the tasks ahead.

15.5k Cycle – The first cycle of the day starts with a 6k on road then 5k off road section which incorporates a 1k steep climb. Fantastic panoramic scenery on both sides of Lough Swilly as you wind your way around Wind Mills and separate from the Extreme Course for a shorter descent before embarking on rural windy, rolling roads for the final half of the cycle terminating with a steep off road climb to base of Sliabh Sneacht.

5.3K Mountain Trek – Starting with a .75k track, then onto a similar distance of relatively flat but boggy section before embarking on over 1k of a rock/heather climb of Sliabh Sneacht. As you turn around to descend again take in the real beauty of the peninsula for as far as the eye can see.

13.0K Cycle 2 – Continuing on Mountain track and after a short 1k you may have to assist / carry you bike across a 100m section then another 2k of off road before eventually ending up on small windy rural roads as you make your way back to the Finish line at Sliabh Sneacht Centre at Drumfries.

0.2K Run -Rack your bike and a short sprint around the Centre to the very welcome Finish Gantry where you’ll get presented with your Medal and Race time and then a well deserved warm meal as you reminisce on your achievement with friends and colleagues.

22K Mini Adventure

5.00K Run – Short but not easy , mainly rising roads with the most notable climb as runners turn towards Sliabh Sneacht on the off road section. This run will continue into the mountain trek, but a forced slower pace will be a welcome addition.

3.00K Mountain trek – At end of run on hill track runners now start on the first 1k of flat boggy hill trek, then a further 1k climb half way up the mountain. Take note of the beautiful scenery as you turn around to descend the mountain and back to the Bike Transition.

5.00K Cycle 1 – Continuing on Mountain track and after a short 1k you may have to assist / carry you bike across a 100m section then another 2k of off road before eventually ending up on rural roads as you make your way to the kayak section.

1.0k Kayak – Kayaking is on Lough Fad lake, the kayaks are twin, flat bottom kayaks which means that you don’t really need much /any previous kayaking experience as there is little chance of capsizing. So relax and take in your surrounded of the steep mountainous terrain, as you complete the short course around the centre Island.

7.8K Cycle2 – Back on the bike and navigate along small windy rural roads as you make your way back to the Finish line at Sliabh Sneacht Centre at Drumfries.

0.2K Run -Rack your bike and a short sprint around the Centre to the very welcome Finish Gantry where you’ll get presented with your Medal and Race time and then a well deserved warm meal as you reminisce on your achievement with friends and colleagues.

Finish Arena

The finishers arena in the new Sliabh Sneacht centre will greet you with a welcome worthy of the challenge and you can rest shower and recover as you savour the hot food and goodies while reflecting on an amazing achievement on an equally amazing course. The finishers medals and T shirt will serve as a deserving memento of a job well done.

The adventure consist of

The adventure consist of

Discipline   62k Extreme   41k Sprint   22k Mini 
 Run 12.50k 6.50k  5.00k
 Kayak  1.50k  1.50k  1.00k
Bike 1 22.50k  14.50k  5.00k
 Mountain hike  7.00k  5.30k  3.00k
 Bike 2  18.30k 13.00k  7.8k
 Run  0.20k  0.20k  0.20k
Total  62.00k  41.00k  22.00k


Bike Hire from Cycle Inishowen

Why not save yourself some hassle and hire a bike for the Shore 2 Summit? Cycle Inishowen are offering €19.90 bike hire for this event. The bikes are Ridgeback Velocity hybrids available in a wide range of sizes. They are 24 speed with Shimano Acera gearing, aluminium frame and rigid forks. The tyres are fairly wide for the road ut ideal for the trail. All bikes are well maintained by our on-site mechanic so you can be sure that a great bike awaits you for the day of the event. We can also fit your own accessories to the bikes such as pedals, saddles etc. You can collect your bike and get fitted at Race Pack collection

For more information and to view the full specs check out www.cycleinishowen.com or email blaise@cycleinishowen.com to book.

Registration

All participants must register online, the process is easy and will only take a few minutes. Payments will be via Credit / Laser /Debit card and prices are subject to a booking charge. If you need an alternative method please contact us. Participants are encouraged to consider fundraising for their preferred Charity to help heighten their overall experience and achievement in the event. If you are fundraising then please let us know how you got on before race day. The Simon Community is our Event Charity Partner, so if you wish you can donate a few Euro when registering.

Registrants can access their entry to make changes anytime up to 3 weeks before the event registration closes. Bookings are non refundable and see T & C for details of race transfers to alternative event.

Our Race prices, include for lots more than most races and include include all registration charges. Race entry close on Saturday 31st March.

 Race Early Bird

Race Fee

Standard

Race Fee 

 Extreme Course €59.50 € 67.00
 Sprint Course €52.50 € 59.50
Mini Adventure €44.50 € 49.50
Extreme Relay – 2 Person €95.00 € 110.00
                      – 4 Person €140.00 €155.00
Sprint Relay    – 2 Person €85.00 € 95.00
                      – 4 Person €130.00 €145.00


What you get for your money

  • Event T Shirt
  • Special Race Medal
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Support
  • Goody’s & Hot food at Finish.

Our Medals – are the business

Extreme North are proud of their medals and the Shore 2 Summit medals are no exception Your guaranteed a special memento to reminisce on your fantastic achievement.

FAQs

Can I transfer my entry to later event / next year

To allow for Injury during training you can transfer your entry to next year’s event up to 3 weeks before start of race. After this date it will be too late.

Can I run for my own Charity

Yes of course, this would be an arrangement between yourself and your chosen Charity. We would ask that you let us know the Charity and amount raised.

What you get for your money

  • Event T Shirt
  • Special Race Medal
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Support
  • Goody’s & Hot food at Finish.
  • Entry / number transfer

Can I let someone else participate on my Number?

– No you cannot

The Course Times

H & S for runners

Use of Music / ear phones are banned. As there will be local traffic, race vehicles and Ambulances it is imperative that runners/walkers adhere to this rule. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.

Course Start / Finish / times

Race Race Start Bike Trans. 1 Finish Start Time
62k Extreme Sliabh Sneacht Centre Lough Fad Sliabh Sneacht Centre 8:00:00
41k Sprint Sliabh Sneacht Centre Lough Fad Sliabh Sneacht Centre 9:30:00
23k Mini Adventure Sliabh Sneacht Centre Mountain Sliabh Sneacht Centre 10:30:00

Race morning arrival; – Arrive at Start at least 90 mins before your race start time to collect your race pack and then leave your bike at the Lake Transition which is only 3 mile away then return to start.

Cut-off time – Cut off times is 2.30pm

Course signage

Each Route is thoroughly signed with directional signage etc as follows;

  • Participants will be provided with a map with final instruction.
  • Clear directional signage on route.
  • Distance markers at 5k intervals
  • Flag markers at junctions and mountain
  • Marshals at all major junctions.

Course surface

The course is a mix of tarred road, hill track climbs, paths and beaches