Ireland’s First EVER Women’s Adventure Race!!

Women's Adventure Race

Are you afraid that adventure racing might not be for you? Do you fear lining up alongside growling men and Amazonian women? Not any more. For the first time ever, the team at Gaelforce Events is pushing the boundaries when it comes to adventure racing, by launching the first and only Women’s Adventure Race with its charity partners, Breast Cancer Ireland which will take place on July 27th 2013.

This event celebrates fit, healthy, determined, enthusiastic and wonderful women. It is the perfect distance at 23km and will involve a 7km run/walk, 15km cycle and a 0.5km kayak through the most magnificent scenery of Leenane and Killary Fjord. So many women have participated in some sort of fun run, walk, adventure race or road race at one time or another but the thought of lining up beside testosterone-fuelled male athletes can be a little intimidating at first (no offence to the lads!).

The majority of people who do adventure races are men and Gaelforce felt it was time to address this and rebalance the numbers! There is no reason why as many women as men should not cross the Gaelforce line and feel that moment of pure triumph.

According to Mona Purcell  of Gaelforce; “The race will be held in the afternoon allowing competitors to travel here and back in the one day, but we suggest it’s a good excuse for a girls weekend away in the west! We are encouraging every woman who ever wanted to complete an adventure race to make this the year they do this event. Who knows where it might take you and at the very least an amazing day out with the girls is guaranteed!”

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 – Be strong, be proud, be a Gaelforce woman in 2013!