Gaelforce West August 16th 2014 – experience the Wild Atlantic Way and the Blueway from a unique perspective.
Gaelforce West allows participants to experience the Wild Atlantic Way and the Blueway by kayak, trail run, hill climbing and cycling – and all in one day! This is a unique perspective you will only get from being a part of these magnificent tourist trails.
Gaelforce West adventure race has always chosen the most stunning parts of coastal Galway and Mayo and shown them to thousands of competitors each year since 2006. Last year’s event saw over 1500 competitors take part in this challenging 67km linear adventure race.
The course takes competitors from Glassilaun beach in Connemara at dawn, to the shores of Killary Fjord and then after crossing by kayak they continue on through the spectacular Delphi and Drummin valleys to the foot of Croagh Patrick. After summiting the pilgrim trail they complete the last leg of the race by bicycle to the centre of Westport town.
To experience part of what competitors enjoy watch the official video of the 2013 race
or have a look at this inspirational aerial footage of parts of the course, including the summit of Croagh Patrick, taken during last year’s event.
Race Director Mona Purcell said “With the promotion now of both the Wild Atlantic Way and the Blueway to domestic and foreign tourists we are delighted that Gaelforce West gives competitors a really special experience of these two magnificent journeys. Rather than driving along looking out at the coastal scenery Gaelforce West allows participants to engage with it and get a real sense of the route”