THE DETAILED BREAKDOWN 32.5KM SPRINT:

1. Running/walking: 14.5km approx 

2. Cycling: 17km approx  

3. Kayaking: 1km max


STAGE 1  RUN/WALK (10KM)

10km run from Killary Adventure Centre starting on the road and then along a rough, rocky trail section of the Western Way.

STAGE 2 MOUNTAIN CLIMB (2KM)

The climb is up one of the foothills of the Maamturks to an elevation of 342m and the reward of stunning views. This is bog land with soft ground and long grass. 

STAGE 3 CYCLING (17KM)

The first 8km is over rough forestry tracks coming out into the Inagh valley. The next 9km is on sealed roads, this is Connemara though so do not expect smooth, flat, pothole-free roads! For information on what bike to use read our FAQ section.

STAGE 4 RUN/KAYAK/RUN (3.5KM)

The run to the kayaking area is across bog land to begin with and then on to a rough track to the water (approximately 1.5km). The kayaks will be 2 person sit-on-tops. You will take to the Killary Fjord with another competitor and kayak approx 1km around a looped course. The final run to the finish line at Killary Adventure Centre is approx. 1km.

Course map:

The course is fully signed throughout but if you wish to have a map with you on the day, you can download a copy here and print it for yourself.

DOWNLOAD COURSE MAP HERE

THE DETAILED BREAKDOWN 27KM MINI:

1. Running/walking: 11km approx    

2. Cycling: 15km approx     

3. Kayaking: 1km max


STAGE 1  RUN/WALK (8.5KM)

8.5km run from Killary Adventure Centre starting on the road and then along a rough, rocky trail section of the Western Way.

STAGE 2 CYCLING (15KM)

The first 6km is over rough forestry tracks coming out into the Inagh valley. The next 9km is on sealed roads, this is Connemara though so do not expect smooth, flat, pothole-free roads! For information on what bike to use read our FAQ section.

STAGE 3 RUN/KAYAK/RUN (3.5KM)

The run to the kayaking area is across bog land to begin with and then on to a rough track to the water (approximately 1.5km). The kayaks will be 2 person sit-on-tops. You will take to the Killary Fjord with another competitor and kayak approx 1km around a looped course. The final run to the finish line at Killary Adventure Centre is approx. 1km.

Course map:

The course is fully signed throughout but if you wish to have a map with you on the day, you can download a copy here and print it for yourself.

DOWNLOAD COURSE MAP HERE

OPTIONAL KAYAK:

Follow the same course as the main event but skip kayak section.