The race consists of the following 5 stages:
Stage 1: Mountain Run – 7km
Description: Starting at the base of the McGillycuddy Reeks this stage will take you through a tough steep bog mountain trail up and over Strickeen mountain.
Terrain: Hill trail & heathen bog.
Stage 2: Road Bike – 35km
Description: Pick your bike up at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and start this amazing cycle with breathtaking views around every corner. On this stage you will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp corners as you negotiate you way through this challenging section.
Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality from good to gravel and potholes.
Stage 3: Kayak – 1km
Description: Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Muckross Lake on double sit on top kayaks.
Stage 4: Forest Track Run – 8km
Description: Starting by going under a 250 year old tunnel under the road, competitors will ascend to Torc Waterfall and the old Kenmare Road, taking a left off the Old Kenmare Road and following a forest trail to a viewing point at Barr na Currane. The 8km distance includes 2km run up and back to the Kayak stage.
Terrain: Walking trail, stone steps, forest track and mountain track.
Stage 5: Road Bike – 6km
Description: The final short cycle stage brings you to the finish line at the Gleneagle Hotel where all competitors will be given their customised medals and t-shirts.
Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality from good to gravel.