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DAR: 11th year for DAR, The 45 mile/ 73km course will take you to some of the best gems on the Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Biking around Slea head, following in the footsteps of St Brandon climbing Ireland's second highest Mountain range Mt Brandon and kayaking in Dingle Harbour.

Route description

1. Run 1km to the kayaks, kayak 1km on double sit on tops kayak, run 700m to bike transition (T1)    Distance 2.7km / 1.6 mls   Height Gain 10m  Height Loss 0m

2. Cycle 43km around the Slea head drive to the Bike transiton (T2) at the foot of Mt Brandon at Baile Breac.  Distance 43km / 27mls  Height Gain 300m  Height Loss 260m

All of cycle is on surfaced public roads.
t1

3. Mt Brandon Run/Hike, this is a super 15.5km loop around Irelands second highest mountain range. 5km Hike will get you to the summit of Mt Brandon before a super ridge to get you on the Dingle way walking trail. (first 5km will see alot of competitors hike this before running the next 10.5km section which is very runable)

All of Mountain Hike Run is on rough mountain paths/trails.
t2

4. Cycle 9km / 6mls from Baile Breac Trasntion (T2) to bike Transition (T1/3) at Milltown/Dingle.  Distance 9km / 6 mls  Height Gain 60m Loss 100 & Rack bike before final 1 km run to finish line at Dingle marina
t3

 Total Distance 73km  /  45.5 mls   Height Gain 1490m / 4,910ft  Height Loss 1490m / 4,910ft

Map of Route

Dingle map

Transition 1 / 3 Milltown/Dingle

T1 After a 1km run to the 1km kayak, run 500m to T1, cycle 42.5km around the stunning Slea Head drive.
T3 Rack bike here before final 1km run to finish line at Dingle Marina

Transition 2 Baile Breac

Hike / 15.5km Mountain Brandon Run/hike Loop. Baile Breac to Baile Breac. Distance 15.5km / 9.5mls Height Gain 1050m Height Loss 1050m
Cycle from T2 Baile Breac back to T1 at Milltown/ Dingle. Distance 9.5km / 6mls Height Gain 60m Height Loss 230m

Start / Finish Dingle Marina

START: 1km run from Dingle Town to the kayak section
FINISH!!
  • Transition 1 / 3 Milltown/Dingle

    T1 After a 1km run to the 1km kayak, run 500m to T1, cycle 42.5km around the stunning Slea Head drive.
    T3 Rack bike here before final 1km run to finish line at Dingle Marina
  • Transition 2 Baile Breac

    Hike / 15.5km Mountain Brandon Run/hike Loop. Baile Breac to Baile Breac. Distance 15.5km / 9.5mls Height Gain 1050m Height Loss 1050m
    Cycle from T2 Baile Breac back to T1 at Milltown/ Dingle. Distance 9.5km / 6mls Height Gain 60m Height Loss 230m
  • Start / Finish Dingle Marina

    START: 1km run from Dingle Town to the kayak section
    FINISH!!

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    DAR Full Info

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    See General FAQ's Below

    Dingle Adventure Race

    FAQ's

    • When should I register?

      Closing date for Registration is 23.59pm 3 days before the race. Race limited to max of 950 competitors.
    • What Equipment do I need?

      Equipment list: For DAR and DAR Sport
      • Small backpack / bumbag
      • Wind-proof / waterproof top
      • Light mid fleece (spare)
      • Small first Aid kit
      • Drink bottle
      • Energy Bars
      • Hat and Gloves
      • Whistle

      Requirements for each section of Race

      Cycle: Bike (any type), Helmet, pump & repair kit
      Mountain: mountain running shoes, equipment list above
      Run: Suitable footwear & clothing
      Kayak: Buoyancy Aids, Cagoules, Single Sea Kayaks and paddles (supplied by race organisers, unless you bring your own, any kayaks or kayaking equipment must be brought to registration area before 8.20am on race morning)
      Race numbers will be given at registration
    • How fit do I have to be?

      Individual - good level of fitness required
    • Is there an after party?

      It's Dingle of course there is? Danno's Bar, Dingle 20.15 Prize giving and presentations 20.45 + into the night after-party in Dannos Bar near the marina, live music and light food, Dingle
    • When is Registration / Check-in time ?

      Registration opens Friday at 5pm at Dingle Marina, white building by sail boats (car park opposite Oceanworld).
    • What are the prizes for the race?

      To be announced...
    • What happens my Bike after stage 1, Dingle to Cloghane?

      Your bike will be transported back to Dingle (start/finish point Dingle marina) by organisers with great care, so you can collect after finishing the race.

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    Irish Adventures, Burnham, Dingle, Kerry

    Phone: Tel: 00353-87-4190318

    Email: dingleadventurerace@gmail.com