Connemara Adventure Challenge

Leenane, Galway, Ireland

Organiser's Description

Sprint distance adventure race in a stunning location. The perfect training race for the more experienced; the ideal introduction to adventure racing for the first timer.

Stand-alone sprint race - a unique event with only one distance for all competitors. 
Adventure Duathlon - stay on dry land, same superb course just no kayaking. 

Trail and mountain running or walking, cycling and kayaking (optional) on magnificent natural and varied terrain, through unspoilt, dramatic valleys, forests and rugged harbours.

Start Time

11:30am

Registration

Killary Adventure Centre from 08:30 - 10:00

Distances

14.5 km Running/Hiking, 17 km Cycling, 1 km Kayaking

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!

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 Maamturks 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 the FAQs.

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.

STAGE 1 RUN/WALK (8.5KM)

8.5km run from Killary Adventure Centre starting on the road and then along a rough, rocky trail section of the Western Way.


STAGE 2 CYCLING (15KM)

The first 6km 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 the FAQs


STAGE 3 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.

Stay at Killary Adventure Centre with 2 nights B&B and 1 dinner for only €70.00pps in an ensuite dorm room

A double/twin room must be booked directly by contacting Reservations on 095 43411 or emailing adventure@killary.com.

1. WHAT IS THE START TIME FOR THE CONNEMARA ADVENTURE CHALLENGE?

11:30am Satuday the 5th of May 2018

2. WHAT ARE THE LOCATIONS FOR REGISTRATION, START LINE AND FINISH LINE?

The location for all 3 is at Killary Adventure Centre, Leenane, Co Galway.

3. WHAT TYPE OF BIKE SHOULD I USE FOR CAC?

The cycling section of the Connemara Adventure Challenge covers two types of terrain: the first are forestry roads, these are rough wide tracks through the forest, the second section of the route covers sealed main roads.

Which type of bike you choose to use is a personal choice. But here is some advice.

Hybrid - Suitable

  • Mountain bike - You can put slick tires on to increase speed on road
  • Cycle cross - Good for both terrains
  • A racer/road bike can be used but you do have a higher risk of puncture - better to use gatorskin tyres.

4. WHAT ELECTRONIC TIMING DEVICES ARE BEING USED?

Your progress through the course and results are measured with the use of electronic timing equipment, part of which requires the wearing of a small device on your wrist – the “dibber”. Lost dibbers must be paid for and will set you back around €30 – they aren’t cheap! Look after them.

5. DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO NAVIGATE FOR CAC?

While navigation skills are not a requirement, do not travel faster than your route knowledge. The route will be described and marked with signs/arrows, but no fixed marshalls. This is an unsupported adventure challenge, not a triathlon

6. ARE BIKES AVAILABLE TO HIRE AT CONNEMARA ADVENTURE CHALLENGE?

They were but unfortunately all of our bikes are now hired. Clew Bay Bike Hire in Westport can be contacted on 098 24818 for those of you still looking for bikes.

7. ARE THERE ANY TIMEOUTS ALONG THE COURSE?

The only timeout is just as you reach the kayak section as there may be a short wait time for kayaks.

8. DOES KILLARY GAELFORCE HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY?

Killary Gaelforce aim to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation. We work with our competitors to implement our strong environmental protection policy at each of our events. Read more about it.

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