Registration is now open for the Beast of Ballyhoura Adventure Race 2016. The 10th anniversary of the Beast of Ballyhoura 2016 will be staged from Kilfinane. This mountain village in County Limerick, in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East lies close to the Ballyhoura Mountains and the world renowned Bike Trails. For this, the Beast’s 10th birthday, we return for another epic year, back to its roots in the heartlands of Ballyhoura Country.
The Beast had a fantastic year in 2015 hosting the Adventure Racing European Series Final and sold out with 50 teams of 4 competing. Organisers, Ballyhoura Fáilte and Causeway Coast Adventure Racing were delighted with the reaction and the feedback to the race from some of Europe’s most elite teams. It is a testament to the ever growing interest in adventure racing and the hard work by the organisers that this event could be sold out with such a high level of participation.
The Beast of Ballyhoura has long been Ireland’s toughest adventure race, growing over time from 24 hours to 48 hours for the Adventure Racing European Series in 2015 with a 72 hour, approximately 450km challenge. This year, the race returns to a 24hr race and it is hoped that this will attract a number of teams looking to improve their stamina and compete with the best.
The race disciplines include mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, rope work, trekking, orienteering as well as other special tasks. The Beast of Ballyhoura will be held across Cork, Limerick, and Tipperary so the course will be taking over the best part of the Munster Vales region. This takes place in the hidden gems of the Irish countryside with steep mountains, clear rivers, beautiful lakes and magical woodlands.
Registration is now open and will be open until midnight on June 21st 2016 www.beastofballyhoura.com
Teams can be tracked on line throughout the whole event, message boards etc are also all on line – see www.beastofballyhoura.com/live
The race dates are this August Bank Holiday weekend July 29th – July31st. The race headquarters this year will be situated in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Go on, are you tough enough?!