Dingle Adventure Race

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The Dingle Adventure Race or "DAR" for short is a one day Multi Activity Adventure Race consisting of Bike, Hike, Run and Kayak. The 30 mile/ 48km course will take you to some of the gems of the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

It is an adventure that you bike over the spectacular winding Conor Pass, following in the footsteps of St Brandon by climbing Ireland's second highest Mountain range, run country roads and kayak in Dingle Harbour.

You can compete individually or of relay teams of 2/3/4 people. Every year The Dingle Adventure Races expects around 750 competitors doing 3 different course options.

The three courses are arranged to suit you fitness and ambition. First is the DAR Sport which takes a spectacular route around the western point of the Dingle Peninsula.

The “DAR Sport” will see around 300 competitors kayak 1km in Dingle Harbour before heading West cycling around Slea Head before the steep climb up Mám Clasach, where competitors will drop their bikes and run to the top of Mt Eagle and back, they will then continue with the cycle to Ventry and Dingle with 1km run to finish from Dingle Distillery.

Then there is the “DAR Full”  which will see 400+ take on the big one- a cycle over the Conor Pass to Cloghane, a run up Mt Brandon followed by a 10k Run to Dingle, then comes a 2km Sea kayak with a 1km run to the finish at the Marina. Starting 9.00am Sharp at The Marina. Around 50 people will do DAR course in relay team.

If you are little wary there is also the “DAR Mini” which will give people a taste of an Adventure Race, The DAR Mini is for those who are new to adventure racing and multi-sport events.

Participants will get a great taste of running, biking, kayaking and the atmosphere at these great events. You don't have to be very fit for the mini, just willing to give it a go. The course consists of a 1km run to Dingle Marina, a 1km sea kayak, a 7km cycle to Ventry, a 5km Ventry beach run, a 6km cycle back to Dingle, and a 1km run to the finish

You can get Kayak Training sessions for the Dingle Adventure Race and learn some essential skills to make you go faster and stay in your kayak  text Noel at Irish Adventures 087-4190318 to book your place.

The races comprise of:

DAR Full

1. Cycle: Dingle to Cloghane via Conor Pass. Distance 25km / 15.5 mls Height Gain 480m Height Loss 480m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

2. Hike / Mountain Run. Cloghane to Baile Breac. Distance 10km / 6.5mls Height Gain 950m Height Loss 780m

All of Mountain Hike Run is on rough trails.

3. Road Run. Baile Breac to Milltown/ Dingle. Distance 10.5km / 7mls Height Gain 60m Height Loss 230m

4. Kayak. Milltown. Distance 2km / 1.4 mls Height Loss or Gain 0 & .75 km run to finish line in Dingle.

Total Distance 48km / 30 mls Height Gain 1490m / 4,910ft Height Loss 1490m / 4,910ft 

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DAR Sport

Route description

1. Run to Kayak: Dingle to Kayak Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 0m

2. Kayak. Milltown. Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Loss or Gain 0 & 400m run to bike transition

3. Cycle: Dingle to Mt Eagle via Slea head. Distance 20km / 12.5 mls Height Gain 310m Height Loss 140m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

4. Hike / Mountain Run. Mt Eagle. Distance 7.5km / 4.5mls Height Gain 390m Height Loss 390m

All of Mountain Hike Run is on rough trails.

5. Cycle: Mt Eagle to Dingle via Ventry. Distance 11.5km / 7 mls Height Gain 100m Height Loss 270m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

6. Run to Finish. Bike transition to Finish line Dingle. Distance 1km / 0.7mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 10m

DAR Sport Total Distance 43km / 27 mls Height Gain 800m / 2,640ft Height Loss 800m / 2,640ft

 

DAR Mini

Route description

1. Run to Kayak: Dingle to Kayak Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 0m

2. Kayak. Milltown. Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Loss or Gain 0 & 400m run to bike transition

3. Cycle: Dingle to Ventry beach. Distance 7km / 4 mls Height Gain 80m Height Loss 80m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

4. Beach Run. Ventry Beach. Distance 5km / 3.2mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 0m

All of the Run is on the beach with a few stream crossings on bridges.

5. Cycle: Ventry to Dingle via back road. Distance 6km / 4 mls Height Gain 80m Height Loss 80m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

6. Run to Finish. Bike transition to Finish line Dingle. Distance 1km / 0.7mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 10m

DAR Mini Total Distance 21km / 13 mls Height Gain 160m / 500ft Height Loss 160m / 500ft

Contact person: Noel O' Leary ,

email: dingleadventurerace@gmail.com

http://www.dingleadventurerace.com

To Book 

http://www.dingleadventurerace.com/register-online.html


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