Achill Roar Adventure Race
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Achill Island, Mayo, Republic of Ireland
The Achill Roar Adventure Race in County Mayo is one of Ireland's newest outdoor multi-sport event. The categories for the Achill Roar are sports solo, expert solo and expert relay teams.
The Achill Roar Adventure Race was the first of Ireland's one-day adventure race events to offer an entry-level category and the more extreme challenge of the expert course. It can be completed either solo or as part of a three-person relay team. It is located in Achill Island, County Mayo.
The expert course is either an 800m swim or 2400m kayak in Keel Lough, followed by a 15km beach and mountain run, taking in the summit of Minaun (662m) and then a 45km cycle including the famous Atlantic Drive coastal route.
The distances for the sport option are approximately half that for the expert course, but with less climb, both on foot and on bike. The Achill event is set to attract the top adventure racers and triathletes in the country as the penultimate event is the 5-Race National Adventure Race Series.