ITERA Expedition Race Ireland 2016
Race background - This event is the brainchild of 3 people, Ivan Park the man behind the Beast of Ballyhoara, Avril Copeland a prolific Adventure Racer (who is retiring again!) and James Thurlow has organised over 100 Adventure Sports events in the UK over the past 11 years with Open Adventure. The idea of showing off the country at its finest is what motivates the team behind the ITERA.
ITER - Latin for "journey".. and the "A" stood for little more than the ADVENTURE (where on that journey the outcomes are uncertain).
The teams will be racing through Ireland over five days in August 2016. The race will finish in Killarney - and the start - you will have to wait till August in 2016 to find that out..
With a distance of over 600km for the full event it will be a big challenge to all the top teams, but one that should be achievable for ALL. With shortcuts available (approx. 300km) for the novice or slower teams we hope everyone will enjoy the drama and excitement to be found in Ireland.
Good navigation is essential for the race, and you will be provided with detailed maps to follow. The race will include fell running, mountain biking, kayaking, orienteering and a few surprises taking you to those hidden gems. Attitude is everything, so be prepared for the unexpected.
Race Facts - 600km of PURE Adventure
|Date||August 16th – 23rd 2016|
|Who||4 person mixed teams (no support crew required) single sex teams can enter however they will be classed as non-competitive|
1st Nov to 7th January 800 euros per person
Boats are included
Refunds see Terms and conditions
|Race time||4-5 days|
|Total race distance||600 km (short course approx. 300km)|
|Prizes||Various Prizes from Open Adventure and other associated sponsors and friends.|
|Weather||It is the Summer Holidays, so should be sunny but you'll need to check out the forecast nearer the time.|
|Meeting Point||Killarney, Ireland|