Friday, September 5, 2014

Notice...Hercoileán Adventure Challenge, Castleisland, Co.Kerry - Sat 11th Oct 2014

From An Ríocht AC...Castleisland Rugby Club and An Ríocht Proudly Launch: Hercoileán...Saturday 11th October 2014

Hercoileán is a military style challenge course, 7.5km in distance. Think military bootcamp meets childhood fantasy of taking on the world and getting pretty messed up doing so. This style of event has become all the rage and it’s time that we in the island take it on!!

Competitors will be faced with a variety of obstacles as they make their way around the course. Obstacles will test the body and mind but while doing so are sure to make you laugh out loud and leave you with a feel good factor!!

It is sure to be a truly unique event and makes a great change from the regular 5 or 10k runs. Hercoileán can be competed or just completed with teams and individuals having the option of taking on the clock or putting aside the competitive aspect for the sake of simply having the craic…..also very important!!
Teamwork: It’s true, strength comes in numbers, usually anyway!! Hercoileán can be done as an individual test but we recommend that you partake as part of a team!! Put together a team of 3 and take on the course together. It will mean tackling each and every obstacle together as well as having someone to curse your way around the course with!! Once completed, it’s the perfect excuse to get together for a celebration of your athleticism, toughness and heroism on the day….or simply a time to revel in your combined ability to look ridiculous whilst overcoming obstacles.

Festival Feel: There is sure to be a festival atmosphere throughout the day around the town. Hermitage Green will headline the after party in the marquee at An Ríocht. Tickets can be purchased from An Riocht for €10 or free in your race pack when you enter Hercoileán.

For those who want to make of a weekend of it the River Island Hotel in Castleisland are giving a special rate of €30 pps for those who quote Hercoileán when making a booking.

Registration: Enter at or post registration form to An Ríocht, Crageens, Castleisland, Co. Kerry or online at

Entry Fee: Individual- €30
Team of 3- €80
(Ticket to Hermitage Green included)

All participants must be over 16

Accommodation: Make a weekend of it, the River Island Hotel right here in Castleisland town are offering a special rate of 30 pps for anyone who quotes Hercoileán when making the booking. Call them on this number 066-7142555.


• Parking will be available in the Mart Car Park which is adjacent to An Riocht and Castleisland RFC and will be well signposted.

• Check-in will happen in An Riocht Clubhouse, there you will be given your participant bib number and race pack with ticket to after party.

• Course: 2 lap course 7.5km in total.

Come Prepared:

• Old/Normal running shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
• Light weight clothing and, very importantly, a change of clothes for afterwards
• A copy of your entry receipt or confirmation
• A towel
• Energy
• Attitude

What’s Involved:
Particpants can compete for time or complete for fun. You can literally crawl from obstacle to obstacle. Your goal can be to attempt every obstacle, with how much ‘commitment’ is completely up to yourself!

Start times: Event will be held in waves. Your wave number and start time will be emailed or texted to you on the week of the event. Start times will be dependent on overall numbers.

On Site Facilities:
• Shower/Changing Facilities
• Bar Food Stalls open throughout the day
• First Aid

Forms... Entry Form & Poster ...

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