This is a single day Adventure Duathlon. Based in a former coal mine you will be running and cycling up to four sections, combining running trail, forest track, hills and an abandoned open cast mine. The cycle sections are on sealed tarmac roads of varying quality, from primary roads to quiet country lanes. With a choice of three different courses there is one for you to pit yourself against.
We are fortunate to have the picturesque Discovery Park as the central transition point for each section of the race. In this way you will always loop back to facilities and supporters who will get to spur you on throughout the race without them having to leave the comfort of the Park.
The Park has a huge range of activities open for any active family members including a massive Zip-wire, tree-top walks, playground and a woodland Cafe!
Changes for 2018
- The Start and Finish Area has moved! It will be deep in the Woodland at the Canopy Cafe and Elf Village. It is approx 500m from the Bike racking/transition. This area has Registration, Post Race Food, Massage, Bag Drop, Covered seating, toilets, a hot food Cafe, kids activities (see www.discoveypark.ie for details).
- The 20km Cycle Route has been changed. Still a challenge but turns left at the Park Exit, avoiding the busy centre of Castlecomer Town and uses quieter back roads with two hilly sections (see route description).
- The 2nd Cycle for The Elite and Sport Race’s is the reverse route of last year (Please note when reviewing route maps).
- The Finish line is 500metres from Bike transition for The Sport and The Elite Options.