Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Notice...Rás Na Ríochta Adventure Race - Sat 21st July 2012

The Rás Na Ríochta multi-sport adventure race is coming up in Kerry on Saturday, the 21st of July 2012.

Centered on the Cappanlea Outdoor Education Centre, this is a stunning spot for an adventure race taking in the mountains near Glenbeigh in West Kerry as well as Lough Caragh. The three disciplines involved include mountain biking, hill running and kayaking.

There are a choice of 3 courses...
1) Rás na Ríochta...Total route distance: 47km...Total height gain: 1800m...Stage 1 - Mountain Biking: 23km...Stage 2 - Hillrunning: 17km...Stage 3 - Canoeing: 3.5km...Stage 4 - Shoreline Trek: 0.5km

This is the longest of the three races and includes a substantial amount of cycling on trails and hill running.

2) The shorter Rás na Ríochta Sport...Total route distance: 24km...Total height gain: 1100m...Stage 1 - Mountain Biking: 8.5km...Stage 2 - Hillrunning: 11km...Stage 3 - Canoeing: 3.5km...Stage 4 - Shoreline Trek: 0.5km

The amount of cycling and running is a lot less with this one.

3) Rás na Ríochta Road...Total route distance: 35.5 km...Total height gain: 1170m...Stage 1 - Canoeing: 3.5km...Stage 2 - Hillrunning: 11km...Stage 3 - Biking: 21 km
With the road version, all of the cycling is on public roads so it might suit someone who wants to do the easiest course or doesn't have a mountain bike.

Each person who enters will receive a goodie bag and a technical t-shirt.  Transport and after race refreshments are included.

Registration closes on the Monday 16th July at 5pm.

For further information contact the Centre (066) 9769244 or info@cappanalea.ie

For more information or to enter, visit the event website...

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