Kinsale Adventure Challenge

Take the Leap on 24th June 2023

Online registration is open Click Here

Kinsale Adventure Challenge, 24th of June 2023

Event Overview

Get your bike dusted off for Kinsale on June 24th. This will be a day like no other. This event will give you the opportunity to experience the hidden gems of Kinsale on the south coast of Cork.

This race will take competitors on roads and trails that they never knew existed, historic locations, hidden coves, and breath-taking views throughout.

We have two courses options for this event, a Sprint Course designed for newcomers to the sport of team adventure racing and an Endurance Course for the more seasoned racers or those who want to challenge themselves.

Sprint Endurance
Suitable for beginners Suitable for experienced racers
Map will be marked up Mark your own maps
Navigation – Highlighted Route on Race Map Navigation – planning of your own route
Any type of bike MTB only

Event Details

The Kinsale Adventure Challenge (Sprint and Endurance Races) will include the disciplines of kayaking, trekking, cycling and orienteering. Some special tasks may also be included. Both racers must be over 18 to register to race.

Sprint Course – Designed for Beginners

3-3.5Hrs Duration

Activities Involved: Biking – Trekking- Orienteering – Paddling

Non-Technical Course / Easy to Navigate

Road or Mountain Bikes can be used

Race Map & Paddling Equipment Supplied

Support Provided!

Endurance Course – Designed to Challenge

Involves: Biking – Trekking- Orienteering – Paddling

Semi -Technical Course / With Moderate Navigation Challenge

Mountain Bike required for endurance race.

Race Map & Paddling Equipment Supplied

For Sprint teams, the map will include a suggested route that may be followed for the mandatory controls with optional bonus controls & some route choices for faster teams.

For Endurance teams, it will be up to each team to decide their own route during the race.

Start Location: Kinsale

Sprint Race Times Endurance Race Times
Registration is from 11 am Registration is from 7.45 am
Race Start time – 12.30 pm Race Start time – 9 am
Expected challenge duration – 4hr Expected challenge duration – 8-10hr

Kit Required:

Bike: Sprint teams can use any bike from dedicated road bikes, hybrids, or mountain bikes.

For the Endurance race, a mountain bike is mandatory.

Footwear: Trail running shoes are strongly recommended

Mandatory Race Kit :

  • Quality Waterproof Jacket and Overpants
  • Space blanket
  • First Aid Kit (one per team) includes antiseptic wipes, plasters, triangular and Crepe bandage with fasteners)
  • Whistle
  • Bike Map Holder (one per team)
  • Mobile Phone in a waterproof case (one per team)
  • Bike Helmet
  • Spare Tube, pump & tyre levers
  • Bike lights mounted on the front and back of the bike

What’s Provided:

  • Electronic Race Timing System
  • Colour maps for both courses with an option for laminating these on race morning (after mark up)
  • Kayaks, paddles, Buoyancy aids, and supervision for water stage
  • Backup/support throughout both races
  • Medical Backup during the event
  • After Race Food & Shower Facilities
  • Race Photos and Prizes


Endurance Race: €160 per team

Sprint Race: €115C per team

You will need to be a member of Adventure Racing Ireland to enter this race

Annual Membership fee is €10 ( giving full access to all races, member online events and discounts)

Register as a member of Adventure Racing Ireland for 2023 here

Please note that capacity is restricted on both the Sprint and Endurance race so please get your team entry in as early as you can!

Adventure Racing Ireland – Team Adventure Series 2023

The Kinsale Adventure Challenge is the 3rd race in the Team Adventure Series 2023.

Team results from three races will score towards overall placement in the Team Adventure Series 2023

Are you up for the Challenge? Online registration is open click here