If you’re game enough to sign up for an adventure race, you can look forward to running/hiking off road, cycling and kayaking. But lots of 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 – but there are urban events too.
Some of Ireland’s best-known one-day races include Gaelforce West, the Wicklow Adventure Race, Achill Roar, the Dingle Adventure Race and Killarney Adventure Race in Kerry, the Connemara Adventure Challenge, the Connemara Rough Diamond and Sea2Summit in Westport.
If it’s an urban experience you’re after, check out DARE, the new Dublin adventure race where you’ll get to abseil from the Aviva Stadium!
For mountain-biking enthusiasts, check out the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails. Or what about Ireland’s newest multi-day race – the 26 Extreme Coast to Coast?