Tackle West Cork’s terrain in the
Bantry Bay Adventure Race
Thanks for being part of a great 2016 event (Aug 27) and raising funds for some amazing West Cork organisations. Watch out for photos and news over on Facebook and Twitter, and why not pre-register for 2017 while you’re here?
Immerse yourself in the Wild Atlantic Way as you take on the challenge of tackling West Cork’s islands, bays, and peninsulas.
This is a chip-timed event, co-ordinated and timed by our expert team, supported by Cork Sports Partnership. It’s a test of teamwork too, with competitors pairing up after the run to bring double kayaks across Bantry Bay and back to the Abbey Pier.
From here, you’ll be cycling out from Bantry onto the renowned Sheep’s Head peninsula, skirting the bay and with 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)!
It’s an amazing event, raising funds for some very deserving West Cork charities.