Take on islands, bays, and peninsulas at the third Bantry Bay Adventure Race (31st August 2019)
Solo competitors will run on Whiddy Island, kayak on Bantry Bay, and then cycle a stretch of the Sheep’s Head peninsula. The event is a test of teamwork as well as individual skills – competitors need to pair up after the run to bring double kayaks across Bantry Bay and back to Bantry’s Abbey Pier.
Teams of three are also welcome to take part in an event that’s been a huge hit in previous years. Why not sign up and support three West Cork charities as you immerse yourself in the challenge?
The 5k run on Whiddy Island is a wonderful start to the race, offering spectacular views out across the Beara and Sheep’s head peninsulas. From the island, you’ll be crossing back to Bantry by kayak in a real test of teamwork as well as strength and endurance.
From Bantry, you’ll be cycling out onto the stunning Sheep’s Head peninsula. As the cycle route skirts the bay, you’ll have amazing views back across Whiddy Island and Bantry town. Not that you’ll have time to look as you race down the country roads to Gearhies, doubling back towards Bantry for the final stretch of an invigorating contest.
Individual and Team Challenges
Take on the challenge alone, or join with friends to compete in the team event. Your team runner will join up with your team’s kayaker in the changeover zone on Whiddy Island. Battle your way across the Bantry Blueway to hand over responsibility to the team’s cyclist on the Bantry side. It’ll be up to the cyclist to complete the Sheep’s Head leg (if you see what we mean)!
The Bantry Bay Adventure Race is an amazing non-profit event, which raises funds for some very deserving West Cork charities. This chip-timed challenge, is co-ordinated and timed by our expert team, supported by Cork Sports Partnership and local volunteers.
And with just 240 places available (30 of which are allocated to the team event), there’ll be a race just to make it to the start line.
Pre-Register today to be part of it!