QUEST 12/24 RACE INFO

Test your physical and mental toughness to overcome everything that the Wild Atlantic Way has to throw at you.
The course must be completed within 12/24 hours depending on your chosen route.
What is Quest 12/24?

Quest 12/24 is a one-day multi-adventure sport race and is part of Quest Adventure Series. The race involves running, cycling and kayaking across the spectacular mountains, valleys and lakes. Choose from 2 challenging routes, in one of the most epic location in Ireland.

  • 12 Hours – 147km
  • 24 Hours – 241km
What's included?

Your entry fee covers all the costs associated with staging the event such as marshalling, traffic management, medical support, route development etc. Registration fees cover the following;

  • Fully-marshalled course
  • Safety cover across all route
  • Unique Quest 12/24 medal
  • Quest Jacket
  • Fully stocked transition areas
  • Use of kayaks, paddles & buoyancy aid and water safety
  • Post-race brunch in Sneem Hotel
  • Access to expert training plans and nutrition advice
Where, When, How Much?

When
25th of August 2018

Where
Kerry, Co.Kerry

How much:

Registration is now open for the Quest Adventure Series 2018.

Race Date Price Deposit First Payment Second Payment Register Now
Quest 12 25th Aug €225 €100 by
31st January 2018
€125 by
1st Apr 2018
Registration Opening
Soon
Quest 24 25th Aug €375 €100 by
31st January 2018
€125 by
28th Feb 2018
€150 by
1st Apr 2018
Registration Opening
Soon
Race Rules and Guidelines
  • Once entered transfers to other people or to 2019 event is possible until the 1st April 2018. After this date, no refunds, transfers or credit can be offered for cancellations for the events
  • Mandatory kit must be worn or carried as appropriate and as specified
  • This is an unsupported event. Any outside support from friends/family/supporters will result in disqualification. Outside support includes: giving participants food, water, clothes, shelter, and mechanical assistance.
    Participants can receive all the above from fellow competitors or event officials
  • There are no road closures for the cycling routes competitors must follow the road traffic laws
  • All competitors must follow the prescribed route
  • Checkpoints must be visited in the correct order
  • Obey our environmental policy. Any competitor found littering by race marshals or fellow competitors can be reported and disqualified
  • Respect the local environment
  • Assist any persons who are in difficulty and report it to the closest race marshall
  • The Race Director’s decision is final
  • Competitors must be over 18yrs
  • In the event of inclement weather the organisers have the right to alter the route on the day of the event
  • Cut-off points will be strictly enforced. If a participant misses a cut-off time they will be either be asked to
    take a shorter alternative route or stopped from continuing. Cut-off points are imposed for the safety of all
    participants and they must be adhered to

 

Environmental Rules & Policy

Glendalough is one of the most spectacular locations in the world. The course encompasses areas of special conservation, national park and environmental sensitive bog and woodland. It is the objective of all competitors to leave it the way they find it and ensure adventure racing is a environmentally sustainable sport.

We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to hold the race in the national park and we are sure it will be one of the elements of the event you will remember.

We aim to minimize the impact the race has on residents and families in the proximity of the race route. We appreciate fully their cooperation in the running of the event.

It is of paramount importance that all competitors respect the following environmental policy:

  • Competitors must keep to the defined route and do not take short cuts.
  • Any competitors found littering will be automatically disqualified.
  • Respect the environment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the Race?
You can register for the race online. There are limited places available. Register early to guarantee your place.

What does the registration fee include:
– Customised finishers medal
– Customised event tec t-shirt
– Kayak rental
– The famous Japanese hot tubs at the finish line
– Prizes in all categories
– Massage at finish line
– Free after party and food voucher.
– A great atmosphere and a fun day out
– Fully marshalled course

What type bike should I use?
The choice of bike is an individual choice. The most suitable bike would be a road bike with Gator Skin tyres and least suitable would be a Mountain Bike.

Do I need any specialist equipment?
Apart from the basics (bike, running shoes, mandatory kit) you do not need any specialist equipment. We will provide you with a kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid.

Do I have to have any specialist map reading or mountain skill to compete in the race?
No. You will be provided with a map. The route is marked out with signs and race Marshalls will also be on hand along the route.

What is your refund policy?
Once entered transfers to other people or to 2019 event is possible until the 1st April 2018. After this date, no refunds, transfers or credit can be offered for cancellations for the events.

Is there any water available along the route?
Water is available at the transition areas only:

  • Transition 1: Base of Carrauntoohil, Lough Acoose: Cycle to Run, Run to Cycle
  • Transition 2: Waterville GAA Club: Cycle to Kayak, Kayak to Run
  • Transition 3: Derrynane

Water stations are refill only. You will be required to bring water with you for the duration of the race.

Who provides my Kayak?
The event organisers will provide all kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aid.

Do I need my own kayak, buoyancy aid or paddle?
No. The event organisers will provide all kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aid. Competitors will not be allowed to bring their own kayaks.

How is the race timed?
Your race time and your progress through each stage is timed using a ‘dibber’ which is attached to your wrist.

Can I compete in the race as a team?
No.

How can I contact Quest Adventure Series if I have any more questions?
Feel free to contact us with any questions by emailing info@eliteevents.ie or call the Quest Team on 087 6024621

Can I listen to my iPod/music during the race?
No. It is extremely dangerous to listen to music whilst cycling as the roads are not closed and are open to local traffic.

Can I raise money for charity?
Yes. We encourage everybody to raise money for charity.

What Items are included in the mandatory kit?
It is vital that all competitors bring the following mandatory kit list with them from the start.

  • To be carried on all stages:
    • Luminous clothing
    • Survival blanket
    • Whistle
    • Mobile phone
    • Food sufficient for 12/24 hours of racing, left in box drops and / or carry sufficient food for each stage
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Waterproof trousers
    • Water bottles and hydration pack
    • Basic first aid kit

    To be carried on all bike stages:

    • Rear bike lights
    • Fully working and serviced bike
    • Spare tube x2, tire levers and pump
    • Helmet
    • No tri bars or TT bikes allowed

    To be carried on run stages:

    • Sufficient headlamp to light up rough ground.
    • Spare batteries to last up to 8 hours
    • Food sufficient for 12/24 hours of racing
    • Water bottles and hydration pack
Mandatory Kit

Each competitor must bring the following compulsory kit list which will be checked on Friday at Base
Camp during registration:

To be carried on all stages:

  • Luminous clothing
  • Survival blanket
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Food sufficient for 12/24 hours of racing, left in box drops and / or carry sufficient food for each stage
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Water bottles and hydration pack
  • Basic first aid kit

To be carried on all bike stages:

  • Rear bike lights
  • Fully working and serviced bike
  • Spare tube x2, tire levers and pump
  • Helmet
  • No tri bars or TT bikes allowed

To be carried on run stages:

  • Sufficient headlamp to light up rough ground.
  • Spare batteries to last up to 8 hours
  • Food sufficient for 12/24 hours of racing
  • Water bottles and hydration pack

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