Race Disciplines
  • Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.

  • Trekking – will involve travelling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain. The Irish hills can be wet and boggy in places. 

  • Kayaking – kayaks will be provided by race organizers. Kayaking may be on inland rivers, sea or lakes. Generally kayaking will be permitted during both day and night. Some of the rivers may have weirs. Teams will be advised in advance about any obstacles.

  • Swimming - teams will be required to cross rivers, lakes or coastal sections. For swim sections all members of each team must swim, PFD’s will be available if you feel you need one, and may be mandatory on some sections.

  • Rope work. Could include abseiling, traversing, ascending etc.

  • Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using maps.

  • Special - as always you should expect some surprises, and special tasks