Adventure races have grown dramatically in popularity in Ireland in the last few years. These races can incorporate many disciplines from trail running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, climbing and obstacle courses. Race circuits range from tough endurance courses to races that cater for fun runners and joggers who just want to have a go.
The growth of adventure races in Ireland can be contributed to the more professional adventure race management with experienced event organisers and companies involved in running these events.
Every effort is been made to make these events more amenable to everyone with pre-registration, better safety precautions and better logistics. Most organisers have a better balance of activities for the endurance athletic and the fun run participants.