QUEST KENMARE ROUTE INFO

We discovered 3 challenging routes to test you no matter what level of fitness you have. Run, cycle and kayak across the Kenmare Bay, Gleninchiquin, The Beara Peninsula, Caha Pass and Kenmare town.

Choose from one of the following routes:
67k Expert
50K Sport
28K Challenge

Route Information & Precautions

The Quest team has put together a route that is both challenging and inspiring with the rugged landscape and breathtaking scenery.

Precautions
Competitors undertake Quest Kenmare Adventure Race at their own risk.

Please familiarise yourself with the route maps, race briefing document and the areas on the route where care must be taken. Please observe warning signs, race steward’s advice and listen carefully to the race briefing before the race.

*All routes are subject to change, statutory approval and license agreements.

67K Expert Route Information

All routes are subject to final permissions from statutory bodies and are subject to change

The race consists of the following 6 stages:

Stage 1: Cycle – 20km

Description: Starting in the Square in Kenmare Town you will proceed on bike to cycle along the stunning Ring of Beara Cycle Route and to Gleninchaquin Park and waterfall. From here you will drop your bike at the transition area.

Terrain: Sealed Road & secondary road. Suitable for a road bike.

Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

Stage 2: Trail Run – 6km

Description: Drop your bike at the bike racking in transition and run around Gleninchaquin Park trail over a 300ft waterfall and secret valleys.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, forest track, mountain track.

Precautions: Trail runners are recommended.

 

Stage 3: Cycle – 36km

Description: You will proceed to cycle from the transition area back the main ring of Beara road and turn off right up to an area known locally as Dromoghty and onto the N71 Caha Pass road at Releagh Bridge.

Terrain: Sealed Road & secondary road. Suitable for a road bike. Very steep climb on this stage that will test all cyclists.

Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

Stage 4: Run – 0.6km

Description: Drop your bike at the bike racking in transition on the left-hand side as you go over the bridge in Kenmare. Proceed to run a to the kayak transition at the pier.

 

Stage 5: Kayak – 1.0km

Description: Kayak on Kenmare Bay from the Pier area on Double sit on top kayaks

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own kayaks. All kayaks and equipment required are provided. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

 

Stage 6: Forest trail & run to finish – 3.1km

Description:  Run from the pier to cross the main road. Proceed to run a looped trail around Reenagross and run down Henry Street Kenmare to a festival atmosphere at the finish line at the Square.

Terrain: Flat walking trail, forest track.

Precautions: Trail runners are recommended.

50km Sport Route Information

All routes are subject to final permissions from statutory bodies and are subject to change

The race consists of the following 6 stages:

Stage 1: Cycle – 20km

Description: Starting in the Square in Kenmare Town you will proceed on bike to cycle along the stunning Ring of Beara Cycle Route and to Gleninchaquin Park and waterfall. From here you will drop you bike at the transition area.

Terrain: Sealed Road & secondary road. Suitable for a road bike.

Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

Stage 2: Trail Run – 6km

Description: Drop your bike at the bike racking in transition and run around Gleninchaquin Park trail over a 300ft waterfall and secret valleys.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, forest track, mountain track.

Precautions: Trail runners are recommended.

 

Stage 3: Cycle – 19.6km

Description: You will proceed to cycle from the transition area back the main ring of Beara road and return to Kenmare for a kayak and final forest run.

Terrain: Sealed Road & secondary road. Suitable for a road bike.

Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

Stage 4: Run – 0.6km

Description: Drop your bike at the bike racking in transition on the left-hand side as you go over the bridge in Kenmare. Proceed to run a to the kayak transition at the pier.

 

Stage 5: Kayak – 1.0km

Description: Kayak on Kenmare Bay from the Pier area on Double sit on top kayaks

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own kayaks. All kayaks and equipment required are provided. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

 

Stage 6: Forest trail & run to finish – 3.1km

Description:  Run from the pier to cross the main road. Proceed to run a looped trail around Reenagross and run down Henry Street Kenmare to a festival atmosphere at the finish line at the Square.

Terrain: Flat walking trail, forest track.

Precautions: Trail runners are recommended.

28km Challenge Route Information

All routes are subject to final permissions from statutory bodies and are subject to change

The race consists of the following 6 stages:

Stage 1: Cycle – 10.70km

Description: Starting in the Square in Kenmare Town you will proceed on bike to cycle along on the Sheen Valley and to Bonanne Hertiage Park. From here you will drop you bike at the transition area.

Terrain: Sealed Road & secondary road. Suitable for a road bike.

Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

Stage 2: Trail Run – 3km

Description: Drop your bike at the bike racking in transition in Bonanne Heritage Park and run 2 laps around the heritage park passing ancient ring forts and stone circles 1,000 of years old.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path.

Precautions: Trail runners are recommended.

 

Stage 3: Cycle – 9.50km

Description: You will proceed to cycle from the transition area back the main N71 Caha Pass road across the Bridge in Kenmare.

Terrain: Sealed Road & secondary road. Suitable for a road bike. Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

Stage 4: Run – 0.6km

Description: Drop your bike at the bike racking in transition on the left-hand side as you go over the bridge in Kenmare. Proceed to run a to the kayak transition at the pier.

 

Stage 5: Kayak – 1.0km

Description: Kayak on Kenmare Bay from the Pier area on Double sit on top kayaks

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own kayaks. All kayaks and equipment required are provided. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

 

Stage 6: Forest trail & run to finish – 3.1km

Description:  Run from the pier to cross the main road. Proceed to run a looped trail around Reenagross and run down Henry Street Kenmare to a festival atmosphere at the finish line at the Square.

Terrain: Flat walking trail, forest track.

Precautions: Trail runners are recommended.

Route Cut Off Information

 

STAGE 1 CYCLE CUT OFF: 9.20am (Expert route) & 11.25am (Sport route), if you have not reached Uragh Stone Circle turn off by this time, you may be asked to get off your bike and continue walking as far as Transition 1.
KAYAK CUT OFF: Kayak stage closed at 2.00pm. Continue to the run.
REANAGROSS CUT OFF: 2.30pm Transition 3. Anyone from this time onwards will be directed to the finishline.

* All the above cut off times are provisional based on finalisation of wave times closer to the event date.

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