Tackle West Cork's terrain at the Bantry Bay Adventure Race on 26 August 2017
The route begins on West Cork’s Whiddy Island - one of seven inhabited islands off the West Cork coastline, Whiddy lies in Bantry Bay between the Beara and Sheep’s Head peninsulas.
You’ll cross over on the Whiddy Island ferry to the starting line, and the run will take place in two waves, covering a mixed terrain 5k route with a 600m cross-country element. After your run, you’ll kayak back across Bantry Bay in double kayaks. (You will only be timed for the periods in which you are participating in the race. Your time will be paused while you are in transition between race sections).
You’ll cover a 1,500m stretch of the Bantry Bay Blueway, a fantastic new zone designed to get everybody out onto the waters of one of the world’s most famous and scenic bays.
The Sheep’s Head peninsula is famous as a destination for walkers keen to hike the Sheep’s Head Way, but it’s also home to a fantastic cycle route too. On the third leg of the Bantry Bay Adventure Race, you’ll strike out from Bantry and down the peninsula towards Gearhies on a 22.8km loop route.On the return journey, you’ll get to look back over the terrain you’ve conquered as the views open alongside you over Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island.
Places are limited to 200. 140 individual participants will be joined by 20 teams of three at the event. The team element gives people the chance to participate even if they’re not quite ready to tackle all three disciplines this year.
The Adventure Race is a non-profit event that raises funds for local charities and community organisations.
Find out more at: http://bantrybayadventurerace.com