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Gaelforce – Connemara Adventure Challenge
May 5| €55.00
SPRINT DISTANCE ADVENTURE RACE IN A STUNNING LOCATION
Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested.
STAND-ALONE SPRINT RACE
Unique event with only one distance for all competitors. You are all in this together and your achievement is not surpassed by anyone else’s.
TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING OR WALKING; CYCLING AND KAYAKING (OPTONAL)
Discover the natural and varied terrain of Connemara as you make your way through dramatic valleys, quiet forests and hills reflected in still water. Killary Fjord provides the most stunning backdrop to your adventure challenge.
ADVENTURE DUATHLON – 29KM
Stay on dry land – same superb course just no kayaking
THE BREAKDOWN OF DISCIPLINE DISTANCES WITHIN THE 32.5KM TOTAL COURSE
1. Running/walking: 14.5km approx 2. Cycling: 17km approx 3. Kayaking: 1km max
THE DETAILED BREAKDOWN:
STAGE 1 RUN/WALK (10KM)
10km run from Killary Adventure Centre starting on the road and then along a rough, rocky trail section of the Western Way.
STAGE 2 MOUNTAIN CLIMB (2KM)
The climb is up one of the foothills of the Maam Turks to an elevation of 342m and the reward of stunning views. This is bog land with soft ground and long grass.
STAGE 3 CYCLING (17KM)
The first 8km is over rough forestry tracks coming out into the Inagh valley. The next 9km is on sealed roads, this is Connemara though so do not expect smooth, flat, pothole-free roads! For information on what bike to use read our FAQ section.
STAGE 4 RUN/KAYAK/RUN (3.5KM)
The run to the kayaking area is across bog land to begin with and then on to a rough track to the water (approximately 1.5km). The kayaks will be 2 person sit-on-tops. You will take to the Killary Fjord with another competitor and kayak approx 1km around a looped course. The final run to the finish line at Killary Adventure Centre is approx. 1km.
PRICING & INFO
ENTRY IS ONLINE ONLY AND IS NOW OPEN
€55.00pp Until 17:00 31 January 2018
€65.00pp Until 17:00 27 April 2018
€75.00pp Until online entry closes & on the day
All online prices shown exclude €4.50 booking fee.
Online registration closes at 15:00 on Friday 4 May 2018.
You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter.
BIKE TRANSFER (OPTIONAL)
€10.00per bike* Until registration closes
*Bike transfer from registration at Killary to the bike transition
RETURN CUSTOMERS DISCOUNT:
To get your 10% discount email us at email@example.com with the year and your finishing time and we will give you a discount code to use during entry.
GROUP BOOKINGS DISCOUNT:
Book 10 competitors and get the 11th person free – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize your discount.
Please note: This discount is only available after the early bird discount ends (Jan 31st 2017).
ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:
- Event technical T-shirt
- Race medal upon completion
- Use of kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids
- Use of individual electronic timing chips
- Post-event food from John West!
Please note t-shirts are ordered 4 weeks in advance of the race. Entries after this may have to have t-shirt posted out.
Registration takes place at Killary Adventure Centre from 08:30 – 10:00 on 5th May 2018
RACE START TIME:
11:30am 5th May 2018
Sign up for event photography during registration to avail of a special discounted price of €5.95 for 2 photos (normal price €9.95)
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE WHEN YOU ENTER ONLINE AND YOUR WEEKEND IS SORTED!
Stay at Killary Adventure Centre with 2 nights B&B and 1 dinner for only €70.00pps in an en-suite dorm room
A double/twin room must be booked directly by contacting Reservations on 095 43411 or emailing email@example.com.