Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Event Notice...Killarney Adventure Race - Sat 6th Oct 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Event Notice...Killarney Adventure Race - Sat 6th Oct 2012

For those of you who want to try something different......The Killarney Adventure Race! This multi-sport event basically involves the three disciplines of running, kayaking and cycling and is coming up on Saturday, the 6th of October.

There is a choice of three routes....25 kms, 57 kms and 67 kms and all involve running on some mountain tracks, cycling on public roads and kayaking on one of Killarney's lakes.

An example of the longest route is shown below......

67 km course...The race consists of the following 5 stages:
Stage 1:
Mountain Run - 7.5km...Starting at the base of the McGillycuddy Reeks this stage will take you through a tough steep bog mountain trail up and over Strickeen mountain.
Stage 2: Road bike - 35km...Pick your bike up at Kate Kearney's Cottage and start this amazing cycle with breathtaking views around every corner. On this stage you will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp corners as you negotiate you way through this challenging section.
Stage 3: Kayak - 1.5km...Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Muckross Lake on double sit on top kayaks.
Stage 4: Mangerton Mountain Run - 18km...Starting by going under a 250 year old tunnel under the road, competitors will ascend to Torc Waterfall and follow forest tracks to the base of Mangerton. From here a mountain track leads to the Devil's Punchbowl, 50 metres from the summit of Mangerton Mountain (~830 mtrs asl). The 18km distance includes a 2km run up and back to the Kayak stage.
Stage 5: Road Bike - 4km...The final short cycle stage brings you through the tranquil oakwood surrounds of Muckross House and Gardens to the finish line where all competitors will be given their customised medals & t-shirts.

More details about the shorter events on the Running in Munster website.

More details also on the event website...
Entries close on Friday, the 21st of September.

Video below...

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