Gaelforce – Connemara Adventure Challenge
May 1, 2021
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 (OPTIONAL)
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
Once the Step Up Price has finished (31st Jan 2020) return customers can avail of a 10% discount by emailing email@example.com with the year you did the race and your finishing time. We will send you a discount code to use for your online entry.