Quest Kenmare and long-distance event Quest 12/24 coming in 2018
Quest Adventure Series will launch two whole new events for 2018, Quest Kenmare and Quest 12/24, the ultimate endurance test, an unsupported adventure race with two distances of 140km and 240km.
Quest 12/24 is a one-day individual, unsupported adventure race across Ireland’s highest mountains and Irelands toughest cycle routes in the South West of Ireland, embracing Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Within 12/24 hours participants must complete a prescribed marked and marshalled route of running, cycling and kayaking. Quest 12/24 is not just for elite endurance athletes it is for those wishing to test their physical and mental toughness to overcome everything that the wild Atlantic can throw at them.
On Saturday 7th October Quest will open all their other 2018 Quest events (except Quest 12/24) for registration. Dates for 2018 events are as follows;
Quest Kenmare – 10th March
Quest Glendalough – 21st April
Quest Wales – 12th May (already open for registration)
Quest 12/24 – 25th August
Quest Achill – 8th September
Quest Killarney – 6th October
Quest Kenmare will take place for the first time ever in March 2018, replacing Quest Killarney (March). The team behind Quest strive to create new and challenging experiences for participants, to take them on new adventures.
Oliver Kirwan, Director, said, “We are so excited about the next 12 months. We’ve been talking to our participants and they’re always looking for new experiences, so that’s what we’re going to give them. We’re putting on our first long distance event next August and it’s going to be in some of the most beautiful, stark and epic locations Ireland has to offer. I know there’s a lot of excitement about this event already and we’re delighted to launch it this weekend.
“We’ve also taken the decision to introduce a whole new event in a new location – Quest Kenmare. This will replace Quest Killarney March. We are confident that participants will be blown away by the routes we’ve chosen and that this event is going to be hugely popular. We are sorry to see our Killarney March event go but Killarney October is staying in place and we’ll be bringing back Achill and Glendalough too in 2018 – really different, but also really popular events.”
Quest expanded into the UK for the first time in 2017 with Quest Wales. This event is now open for registration and will take place on the 12th of May 2018. Feedback from last year’s event was excellent and Quest hope to grow the event, making it bigger and better for its second year.
You can register for events once they open here.