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Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

9am - Sat 23rd September 2017

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THE COALFACE ADVENTURE RACE

Route Information

3 Routes Available – Race as a Solo Athlete or Race as a Team!

Elite Course

78km TOTAL DISTANCE

This route and combination is designed to test the endurance of the fittest athlete and to provide an outstanding achievement to all those who complete the course. The running terrain is unforgiving, from road to gravel to soft trails. The cycle is technical in places, equally hilly with long drags over 5% and wildly fast on the rolling descents along The Ridge Drive. Your bespoke medal will be well earned here.

Breakdown of 78km Elite Course:

Stage 1 Cycle 19km
Stage 2 Trail/Forest Run 10.5km
Stage 3 Cycle 37km
Stage 4 Forest/Quarry/Trail Run 11.5km

VIEW STAGE 1 CYCLE OF ELITE COURSE ROUTE & ELEVATION
VIEW STAGE 2 CYCLE OF ELITE COURSE ROUTE & ELEVATION
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Sport Course

56km TOTAL DISTANCE

This has all the thrills and spills of the Expert route and in the same endurance sapping combination. It uses the same routes but distance is cut. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is easy on paper. At 56km it is the longest Sport Course in the Country! A good level of fitness it required and completion will be the name of the game for many, especially if it is wet. Your Coalface T-shirt will hang with pride.

Breakdown of 56km Sport Course:

Stage 1 Cycle 19km
Stage 2 Trail/Forest Run 5km
Stage 3 Cycle 27km
Stage 4 Forest/Quarry/Trail Run 6km

VIEW STAGE 1 CYCLE OF SPORT COURSE ROUTE & ELEVATION
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Challenge Course

30km TOTAL DISTANCE

For those who love the outdoors and have always wanted to test themselves against the natural terrain then this is your opportunity! With a medium level of training (see The CoalFace Training Blog) you could conquer a real challenge across this course that will see you running trails and woodland, cycling a route of rolling north Kilkenny Countryside before finishing with a trail and woodland path run to the finish. Tackle this as a team or solo, have plenty of friends/family enjoy the experience too as all your transitions are in the comforts of the Discovery Park.  Wear your medal with pride as you enjoy the post race refreshments!

Breakdown of 30km Challenge (Solo or Team):

Stage 1 Trail/Forest Run 5km
Stage 2 Cycle 21km
Stage 3 Woodland Pathway/Trail Run 4km

VIEW THE CHALLENGE CYCLE ROUTE & ELEVATION PROFILE
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