Category: Adventure Racing

Earn your SCARs on the Wild Atlantic Way

Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural ‘SCAR’ – the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race – this year’s race has been given National Series Adventure Races accreditation – making it one of just ten prestigious adventure races nationwide. West Cork’s SCAR is also one of just a few races that give 100pc of the proceeds to charity. Despite a target of 300 participants for the 2014 race, more than 400 people came to take part in one of the three-courses on offer amidst Read more [...]

Go Muckin Crazy at the Mayo Mud Run

Mayo Mud Run’s 3rd annual prize winning race takes place on Saturday March 28th at 1p.m in Moygownagh Ballina Co,Mayo. Mayo Mud Run is an 8km time chipped race which is an adrenaline fuelled but equally an energy sapping cross-country race set in the natural rugged terrain of Moygownagh. Competitors will face challenging conditions starting on the road but quickly getting into the thick of our mucky course which has forest trails, drains, a river, with lots of man-made and natural obstacles or Read more [...]

Have you got the Grit for Gullion?

The popular King of Gullion 10k Challenge is back for its second year on Sunday 2nd November 2014. Following from the success of last year’s event, this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than before! Starting at 12 Midday, the King of Gullion 10k Challenge is a chipped race from the Courtyard around mountain roads and trails where participants can enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Ring of Gullion before finishing again at the Courtyard. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs Read more [...]

Former International Soccer Star Takes On Westport Sea2Summit

Westport Sea2Summit is back for its 5th year and has evolved and grown to become Ireland’s Largest Adventure Race. Taking place on the 8th November up to 1,700 competitors will be joined by Former Irish International Soccer Star Kevin Kilbane as he takes on the Supreme Event (56km) in aid of the John Giles Foundation & Down Syndrome Ireland. Last year over €10,000 was raised for LARCC. Starting at the Castlecourt Hotel in the heart of Westport Town, the race incorporates a mix of road Read more [...]

Trailblazers trek Glendalough to fight blindness

Registration is now open for the Glendalough Trail run in aid of Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness The Glendalough Trail takes place in Laragh, Co. Wicklow on Saturday, November 1, at 11am. This is the fifth year of the Glendalough Trail, which offers a 15.5km run and a 10km jog/walk option. Fighting Blindness is calling on walkers, runners and joggers of all abilities to take part in this off-road challenge along stunning forest trails through the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Read more [...]

Take the Bog2Beach Adventure Challenge

This year’s Bog2beach Adventure Challenge will take place on 17th May 2014. On foot and bicycle it traverses the diverse and beautiful landscape of North Kerry. Starting at 10am on the outskirts of the heritage town of Listowel, you will run through the rough terrain of Derra bog before switching to your bike for a cycle up the highest peak in North Kerry, Cnoc an Oir which commands spectacular views of Kerry, Clare and Limerick. From there you will descend onto the coast road and into the Read more [...]

Are you Tough enough to Run The Gauntlet?

Run the Gauntlet is a half-marathon event through the scenic Gap of Dunloe and is open to walkers and runners. The race takes place on Sunday 17 November 2013 with a 9am start. This unique race was voted 30 out of the 'Top 50 Outdoor Events in 2011' by Outsider Magazine. All finishers will get a special medal with the profile of the route carved into the top of it and the mark of Tyr on the front - the ancient god of single combat, victory and heroic glory! All finishers will also receive Read more [...]

Hell Mountain Run – You Only Live Once!

Hell Mountain is an adventure run unlike any other. A true test of endurance – the run takes you to the summit of a mountain with some of the most spectacular views on the Kerry coast. But all is not as it seems – the track is littered with surprise obstacles and challenges, sure to get your heart beating and adrenaline pumping. Known to locals as Coomaneaspaig, Hell Mountain looms ominously over the village of Portmagee, Co. Kerry and this year, brave and fearsome athletes will attempt to Read more [...]