If you like the multiple sports and feel up to a challenge why not pick from the selection of great adventure races in Ireland 2013? You can look forward to running or hiking off road, cycling and kayaking.
Many adventure races in Ireland also include other challenges like navigation, abseiling, swimming, shooting or even horse riding might just be thrown into the mix too. Races often take place amidst Ireland’s most stunning scenery.
The distance and challenges can vary to suit the endurance athletic or those who just want to give it a go. The race atmosphere is supportive and the sense of adventure makes for an appealing mix of novelty and adrenaline.
Adventure Races in Ireland (March2013)
WAR: Wicklow Adventure Race Glendalough Test you pace and endurance with the WAR: Wicklow Adventure Race Glendalough on the 20th April 2013. Hailed by many as the most iconic Adventure Race in Ireland with the Spink Run, over Sally Gap, Djouce run & kayak Lough Dan. Come and test your endurance.
BabyMAC Adventure Race Have you ever done an adventure race before? The Baby Mac is your ideal introductory level, one of the shortest adventure races in Ireland. You will be required to swim, kayak and run but no experience necessary to take part in this race on Sat 27th April 2013.
MonsterMAC Adventure Race MonsterMAC offers 3 level of adventure race including distances of 64km, 35km and 20km - offroad trail running, on-road biking and short kayak. So are you ready to conquer the Munster Monster on Sat 27th April 2013?
BlackStairs Adventure Race Set in Rathnure a small rural village in Co.Wexford at the foot of the BlackStairs Mountains on 5th May 2013. 3 events catering for all. It’s an adventure race with a difference. Run, Cycle and Kayak in a high standard race that should attract elite to beginner adventure racers.
Connemara Adventure Challenge The race will take the format of Gaelforce West with 3 disciplines; trail/mountain running (walking and jogging also accepted!), Kayaking and cycling. The distance is approx. 31km in total and it is open to racers of all levels and takes place on 11th May 2013.
Waterford Adventure Race The Waterford Adventure race on 18th May 2013 will test the mettle of all competitors eager to put their stamp on the event but forgiving for the sporty participants out for a day’s challenge. Run, Cycle, Kayak with team options available!
Eireman X Triathlon & Duathlon This is Ireland’s only off road Triathlon but this year they have added a Duathlon so non-swimmers can enjoy this woodland course on 22nd June 2013. Mountain bikes are required as you will be crossing a mixture of woodland, fireroad and paths with some obstacles mixed in.
Gaelforce North Gaelforce North will see you discover some amazing parts of Donegal. There are two distances available and both involve cycling, running/hill running and a kayak. The full course is 64km and the Sprint course is 42km in distance. Gaelforce North take place on 29th June 2013.
WAR: Wicklow Adventure Race Glenmalure This Wicklow Adventure Race on 27th July 2013 is a treat for cycle enthusiasts. It combines two of the most iconic cycles in Wicklow Shay Elliott and Slieve Mann. Couple this with two spectacular runs and finish up with a dip in a river and a muddy obstacle course.
Cavan Kayakarun Challenge The Cavan Kayakarun is multi-sport challenge Event: Running, Kayaking and Biking. Whether you are an experienced athlete looking for a serious challenge. The race is open to individuals or if you feel all three events may be too much why not enter a relay team of three to share the load?
Gaelforce West Gaelforce West is the largest one day adventure race of its kind in the world. It is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running, hiking and kayaking. This is not a triathlon, a marathon or a fun run it is an adventure race! Join the action on the 17th August 2013.
WAR: Wicklow Adventure Race Powerscourt The last Wicklow Adventure Race of the season is going to be incredible. Run Cycle and Kayak This course has it all; the best that Wicklow has to offer in a day. This adventure race takes place on the 14th Sept 2013.
Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race - Run, Kayak, Cycle some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scenery in the world. On the 5th of October Killarney will play host to Irelands most exciting one day multi-sport adventure race with a choice of either 25K, 57K or 67K distances.