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Gaelforce – Womens Adventure Race Galway
July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm| €45.00
BACK OFF BOYS. THIS ONE IS JUST FOR THE LADIES.
We thought you might like to have some time out with the girls so that is exactly what we have created. Mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunties and friends, that includes all of you.
THE PERFECT RACE
Designed by the women of the Gaelforce Team for all women. What more can we say?
We have not made it any less competitive or challenging because we know you are up to it and like us you want to push your boundaries.
Hmmm…bag-carriers, brow-moppers, tear-shedders as we cross the line. Yes that will do.
ADVENTURE DUATHLON – 24KM ALSO AVAILABLE
STAY ON DRY LAND! Same magnificent course, just without the kayak section.
STAY FOCUSED AND NEVER GIVE UP. WE ARE AMAZING WOMEN.
THE BREAKDOWN OF DISCIPLINE DISTANCES WITHIN THE 27KM TOTAL COURSE
1. Running/walking: 10.5km approx 2. Cycling: 16km approx 3. Kayaking: 0.5km max
THE DETAILED BREAKDOWN:
STAGE 1: RUN (8KM)
Half of the run is on the road and half is off-road on a rough trail. The race starts with the road run along the N59 towards Leenane village. This is a combination of downhill and flat. You will then join the rough trail (part of the Western Way) to make your way back to Killary Adventure Centre. This part of the run is uphill. The final 500m is across bog land.
STAGE 2: CYCLE (16KM)
The cycling section takes in 2 types of terrain. Half of the track is Coillte forest track and the other along sealed roads. We say sealed roads but this is Connemara so do not expect smooth, flat, pothole-free roads! For information on what bike to use read our FAQ section.
STAGE 3: RUN & KAYAK (2KM)
There is a short run to the kayaks, through bog land initially and then onto a rough track 1.5km.
The kayaks will be 2 person sit-on-tops so grab a partner (the next competitor to you if racing alone) and take to the Killary Fjord. You will kayak approximately 0.5km in a loop.
STAGE 4:RUN (1KM)
After the kayak section there is a short trail run back to Killary Adventure Centre and the finish line.
ADVENTURE DUATHLON – 24KM
Stage 1 and Stage 2 only. No Kayaking!
PRICING & INFO
ADVENTURE RACE AND ADVENTURE DUATHLON:
ENTRY IS ONLINE ONLY AND IS NOW OPEN
€45.00pp Until 17:00 January 31st 2017 (Early Bird)
€50.00pp Until 15:00 Friday 21 July 2017
€60.00pp On the day (cash only)
All online prices shown exclude €4.50 booking fee.
Online entry closes at 15:00 on Friday 21 July 2017
You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter.
GROUP BOOKINGS DISCOUNT:
Book 10 competitors and get the 11th person free – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to organise your discount.
Please note: This discount is only available after the early bird discount ends (Jan 31st 2016).
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.
From 10.30 to 12:00 on Saturday 22 July 2017 in Killary Adventure Centre, Leenane, Co Galway.
RACE START TIME:
13:00 Saturday 22 July 2017
For more information see our Race FAQs
Think you cannot do an adventure race? Let us convince you otherwise with 5 very good reasons why we think you can:
1. Less than 10km of running/walking – This is a do-able distance, especially if you start training right now, today.
2. Cycle for pleasure – Ok 16km sounds like a terribly long way and you have just been running but you know what, the relief you feel when you get on the bike is a great boost to the spirit.
For more information on bike choice for the Women’s Adventure Races go to our Race FAQs
3. The kayak course is short and looped – You are never far from the shore and you will have a buddy in the kayak with you
Once again in 2017 – choose to do the ADVENTURE DUATHLON and you will be skipping the kayak section but still completing a super challenge!
4. You fit the profile of an adventure racer – Yes you do, believe it or not. All you have to do is convince yourself.
5. Most important reason: the life-changing reason – This is often different for everyone and at last year’s race we saw this reason on so many faces.
Need more convincing? Read our First Timers Blog and you will be there!
RESULTS & REPORTS
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and free entry into next year’s race for 1st place.
Trophy for 1st place in the Adventure Duathlon.
Trophies for category winners (Vets & Super-Vets)
And of course a whole heap of pride and glory!