Our Base camp has relocated to the Liss Ard Country Estate , a magical estate of country manors, gardens, trails, ponds and lakes where nature, art, modern luxury and elegance come together in perfect harmony. This beautiful 200-acre estate encompasses the victorian Liss Ard Country House, with its contemporary design, and adjacent Garden Mews, and the Liss Ard Lake Lodge, a victorian Dower house overlooking the 50-acre lake .
Liss Ard is two minutes from Skibbereen town centre. Follow the N71 to West Cork and Skibbereen. At Skibbereen follow the one way system to the Regal Roundabout with LIDL Retail Shop roundabout. Follow signs to Castletownsend, A596. The entrance for Liss Ard Country Estate is less than a 1 Kilometre on the right-hand-side.
See you there !
Pre Race Registration
Registration will take place at our base camp on the previous evening and will be open from approx 3.00 pm until late. Athletes cannot participate in the race without attending the pre race registration.
- You race number will been issued to you during your online registration and will have been published on the website. Please ensure that you have a printout of your online registration (including race number and confirmation) with you for you pre-race registration.
- You will be issued with a personal electronic timing device.
- You will be issued with your race map.
- You will receive your complimentary race-training shirt.
- You will be given a race sticker for your bike (and if where necessary, your kayak)
- Your mandatory race kit will be validated.
It is our belief that Adventure Racers hold a positive approach in terms of the ethos of sportsmanship in terms of fairness, competitiveness, and promotion of the sport in the best way forward. In the interests of the Event and for reasons of clarity we set out as described herewith the rules of our Race in simple terms.
Mandatory Race Kit
All competitors must carry their Race kit with them at all times during the race. Failure to do so will mean automatic disqualification. Your race kit is an important safety element of your participation in the event.
- Basic first –aid kit. (Have a few additional plasters and bandages in case of blistering)
- Route Map, which will be given to you at registration. You may also find it on our website prior to race day should you wish to review it.
- A cycle helmet is absolutely compulsory. No excuses.
- A suitable rucksack or cycle bag.
- A suitable pair of running shoes.
- Survival blanket & whistle.
- Bike, bike tool kit and puncture repair kit.*
- Energy food or light snacks.
- Water bottle(s). Minimum 1 lt.
- Additional light, warm & waterproof clothing.
The mandatory cycling kit and together with your compulsory cycling helmet, can be left with your bike at transition 1 in a bag firmly attached to your bike. The remainder of your Mandatory Kit must be carried with you at all times during the race. Failure to do so will result in disqualification
Competitor transfers to Start & Transitions
You will be issued with an exact race schedule by email prior to the race.
Race Safety Briefing
Immediately prior to the race all competitors will be informed on all aspects of the race with a particular emphasis on safety. Health and safety of all racers, the public and all road users is particularly important to us. Each phase will be briefed by the race Director and the Safety Marshall Coordinator in turn as they are awaiting commencement of their race.
In West Cork we are very fortunate to be surrounded with some of the most amazing and unspoiled landscapes in the Country. We wish that it remains this way. While we don’t anticipate that this will be an issue with any of our participants and that their environmental ethos will hold true, we must always bear the following pointers in mind.
Part of the race is set in Liss Ard Estate & Lough Hyne. This is a Wildlife and Marine Reservation Park and must be treated with the highest level of sensitivity from an environmental perspective. We are extremely fortunate to avail of these facilities and we are sure it will be one of the elements of the event you will remember.
We ask all competitors to please take their own rubbish home with them where appropriate. Bins will be provided at Transition Area’s and we will recycle where possible. We also ask that you use a reusable bottle for your water drinks so as to cut down on plastic waste.
We aim to minimize the impact of the residents and families in the proximity of the race route. We appreciate fully their cooperation in the running of the event. Our marshals / crew will advise you in respect of this.
Finally should anyone be found to be littering they will be immediately disqualified from the race. Remember to “leave no trace”.