Tackle West Cork’s terrain – island, bay, and peninsula – at the Bantry Bay Adventure Race on August 26th 2017!
The event will begin with a 5k run on Whiddy Island. The route takes in fantastic view across the island, Bantry Bay and the Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas.
Participants will then kayak a 1.5km route across Bantry Bay towards the Abbey pier where they’ll jump on their bikes for the final leg of the Adventure Race, cycling down a 22.8km stretch of the Sheep’s Head peninsula on the Goat’s Path.
You’ll make a final triumphant return to Bantry where you can celebrate your achievements and reflect on your Wild Atlantic Way adventure race!
Places are limited to 200 and you can pre-register for the event at http://bantrybayadventurerace.com/registration.
Teams and Individuals
Individual participants will be joined by teams of three at the event, and the team element gives people the chance to participate even if they’re not quite ready to tackle all three disciplines this year.
Making the Most of the Bantry Blueway
The Adventure Race gives participants and onlookers a great chance to see the Bantry Bay Blueway and the Sheep’s Head cycle route being used to their full potential. The Blueway.
The Bantry Bay Adventure Race is raising funds for Bantry Inshore Rescue Association, the Cork ARC Cancer Support House which helps bring people to hospital appointments in city hospitals, and the Whiddy Island Development Association.
Last year, the non-profit event raised €3,000 for deserving local charities and organisations, and we’re looking forward to supporting them again this year!
Prizes are available in the individual event.
€150 Edge Sports Shop Vouchers – First Place
€100 Edge Sports Shop Vouchers – Second Place
€50 Edge Sports Shop Vouchers – Third Place
Event Type Adventure Race (run, kayak, cycle)
Island Whiddy Island
Timing System Chip-Timed
Start / Finish Times Wave One: 9am
Wave Two 10am
Ferries leave Bantry 30 mins before start time.
Event Price €50 per individual.
€65 per team.
Is Ferry Price Included Yes
Ferry Information Ferries will depart from Bantry's Abbey Pier 30 mins before each wave's event start time.
Insurance The event is insured, but all participants must sign a waiver to note that the are responsible for their personal safety.
How to Register http://bantrybayadventurerace.com/registration
Level of Difficulty Moderate: this is a multi-skill endurance event.
Accessibility Participants will need to be able to run, kayak, cycle and complete all transfers unaided.
Contact us to discuss ways in which we can accommodate you!