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Turf Warrior / POSTPONED TO 2021

Killary Adventure Company, Derrynacleigh, County Galway

Killary Adventure Company, Derrynacleigh, Leenaun, County Galway, Ireland

Sat 07th November 2020

Starting at 11:30

Organiser's Description

Welcome to Ireland's most innovative and exciting obstacle race. Get ready for a fun 8k of swinging, jumping and climbing your way through forests, bogs and rivers all the way to Killary Fjord! The Turf Warrior Obstacle Course & Mud Run is the most incredible selection of custom-made and natural obstacles of any race you are likely to come across in Ireland. There is no better craic in Connemara!

Stay on for our themed party and really nothing can ever get any better.

Killary Adventure Company, Derrynacleigh, Leenaun, County Galway, Ireland

How To Get There

Killary Adventure Centre is situated on the southern shores of Killary Harbour, 5km from the village of Leenane, Co. Galway on the N59. Driving time from Galway city is approximately 1hr 15mins, from Westport 35mins.EIRECODE: H91PY61


Travelling from Galway

Follow the signs for the N59 Clifden and after passing through the towns of Moycullen and Oughterard you will arrive at Maam Cross (easily distinguished by Peacock’s hotel complex on your right). At this crossroads turn right following the signs for Leenaun onto the R336. At the next T-junction at Keane’s Pub, turn left. After about 11km this road will bring you into the village of Leenane. You will then go through the village and taking the Clifden Road (keep the water on your right hand side) where after another 5km you will see the sign for Killary Adventure Centre. Our building is on the left hand side of the road as you travel Leenane to Clifden.

Travelling from Westport

Once in Westport look for the Leenane/Clifden road (signposted N59) and follow it for about 30kms to the village of Leenane. Once in Leenane turn right onto the Clifden road (N59) keeping the Killary Fjord on your right and we are 5km along this road on the left hand side. We recommend going via Westport if you are coming from Dublin on a Friday evening to avoid the traffic in Galway City.

Travelling from Dublin

To get to Killary Adventure Centre from Dublin you can travel via Westport or Galway City. The road is mostly motorway and dual carriageway from Dublin to Galway, which makes it a more direct route. To get to Westport from Dublin you will be taking the M4 motorway and then joining the N5 (national route) from Mullingar via Longford, Strokestown, Castlebar and then Westport. As you do not pass through any cities this may be a quicker route during rush-hour periods.


Public transport is limited in this area but we can advise you on the best way to travel if you would like to contact us on 095 43411 or email Alternatively you can check any of the following websites for more details: for trains to Galway and Westport. for buses to Westport, Galway and Clifden (via Leenane). for buses to Letterfrack (20kms from Killary)


Killary Adventure Co. is situated 100km from Knock Airport and 150km from Shannon Airport.


Free parking is avaiable but is limited, so please try to car pool - and follow marshals' instructions when you arrive.

What's Included

Free event t-shirt for all competitors

Homemade soup and bread

A free beer

Free entry to themed afterparty with bar, food, DJ

A feeling of absolute fulfillment and joy

Other Information

We Really Really Recommend you wear a wetsuit! It's November and wearing a wetsuit will make this event more enjoyable for you if you are planning on taking time to enjoy the course!

Although it is not recommended for complete couch potatoes, it is not a race that needs high levels of fitness, more determination and sense of fun. You must also be over 16yrs old. If you are under 18 years old, we will need a parental consent form too.

The whole race can be walked (briskly) and there is an opt out option for the obstacles .

There is a non-swimmers option on all the water obstacles. You do need to feel comfortable wading in water/bog.

Be warned, your clothing will get extremely wet and dirty!

You will be climbing through, under and over trees, climbing ropes, jumping off obstacles and much more so you may receive cuts, bruises and grazes.

You do not need any special skills for the obstacle course but will need some upper body strength for some elements of the course, and must be comfortable in waist deep water.

You can either help fellow competitors complete the obstacle or just watch them struggle!

Finish line food will be provided – including homemade soup, water, fruit, tea & coffee.

Spectators are more than welcome on any part of the obstacle course however no cars are allowed anywhere on the course. All viewing points must be walked to and from the Killary Centre.

Event Details

Check-in on the day of the obstacle race only, from 8.30am until 10.15am.

Obstacle race wave times for 2020 are as follows:

Wave 1 10.30am Wave 2 10.40am
Wave 3 10.50am Wave 4 11.00am

You chose your wave when you enter online

If you are in Wave 1 & 2 you will need to have registered at the latest by 10am; Wave 3 & 4 by 10.15am in order to get to the start line in time for the safety briefing.

You need to be at the obstacle race start line 15mins before the start time for your final safety brief.

Clear the mud from your eyes and look out for obstacle course signs as there are NOT marshals at every junction.

The obstacle course will be open until 3.00pm, after that competitors will be asked to return to the start line.

Showers: hot showers for approximately 500 people is logistically impossible but we have power hoses to wash you down and large dry, warm areas to change at your leisure.


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