*Event Update 8 Feb 2021*

We are very sorry to let you know that given the current pandemic infection rates and restrictions on outdoor gatherings we have taken the difficult decision not to run Quest Kenmare in 2021. All registered participants will receive an email to-day with further details. Keep safe and keep training out there on the hills and trails.

Quest Kenmare is our newest and most exciting Quest destination. The route encompasses the amazing mountains of the Beara Peninsula and boutique charm of Kenmare Town.
Run, cycle and kayak across the spectacular mountains and valleys to challenge yourself in 2021.

Choose between 3 breathtaking routes.
28km Challenge – 43km Sport – 78km Expert

Race Pack Collection

Pre-event online registration All competitors must register online before the race. There is no registration on the day of the event

Race Pack Collection will take place in Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Railway road, Kenmare (V93 K580)
Friday 6th March – 18:00 to 21:00
Saturday 7th March – 07:30 to 10:00

Please note if you are collecting your race pack on Saturday morning you must collect it at least 1 hour before your wave start.
At registration please present the text message containing your race number which you will receive a few days before the race. If you do not receive a text please bring the e-mail confirmation you receive when you register online.

Waves and Categories

2020 Waves 
Wave 1:
 Expert 78km route  – 08:20
Wave 2: Expert 78km route – 08:45
Wave 3: Sport 43km route  – 09:15
Wave 4: Sport 43km route – 09:45
Wave 5: Sport 43km route – 10:00
Wave 6: Challenge 28km route  – 10:15
Wave 7: Challenge 28km route – 10:30

Mandatory Kit

It is vital that all competitors bring the following mandatory kit list with them from the start.

  • Basic First Aid Kit (Min: 1 x Dressing Pad (field dressing), Bandage, Plasters.
  • Map of the route (included in your race pack).
  • Survival blanket and whistle.
  • Appropriate food and drink. There will be limited water re-filling points on the course.
  • Cycle helmet, bike repair kit, spare tube, pump.
  • Hat, gloves and waterproof jacket.
  • Suitable footwear.
  • Backpack or bum bag.
  • All kit will be checked before the race.

Medical mandatory kits will also be for sale at registration for €10

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Route Information

We discovered 3 challenging routes to test you no matter what level of fitness you have. Run, cycle and kayak across the stunning Kenmare landscape.


Race Information

Quest Kenmare will bring you to places of Ireland you have never been before. New and untested routes through secret valleys and ancient mountain trails. Routes are subject to change and have yet to be finalised. 78km Expert 44km Sport 28km Challenge Find all the information you need here



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