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DAR Full Info

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

NEW 2023 Start on bikes from Dingle Marina, no racking of bikes. Just arrive at 07.40 on bike ready to go.

1. Cycle 44km around the Slea head drive to the Bike transiton (T1) at the foot of Mt Brandon at Baile Breac.  Distance 44km / 27mls  Height Gain 300m  Height Loss 260m

All of cycle is on surfaced public roads.

2. 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.

3/4/5. Cycle 9km / 6mls from Baile Breac Trasntion (T1) to bike Transition (T2) at Milltown/Dingle.  Distance 9km / 6 mls  Height Gain 60m Loss 100 & Rack bike before final 1 km run to kayak, kayak 1 km, before 1km run to finish line at Dingle marina

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

Map of Route

Dingle map

Dar Full

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Dingle Adventure Race


  • 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