FAQ’s

FAQ’s

How much is the entry fee?
When is the closing date?
Where do I enter the event?
Can I enter as part of a team?
Is the event for “the boys” only?
Is there an age limit?
Where do I register and do I have to?
What will be the craic at registration?
Are there any training events coming up?
What categories are there?
How do I know which section of Kick Ass, Bad Ass or Mini Ass I should enter?
Is this course/event suitable for beginners?
Do I need to be able to navigate/read a map?
Where can I find the race maps?
What time will the race start at?
Will there be a safety brief prior to race start?
What about mandatory equipment?
How is the event timed?
What type of bike is suitable?
What type of footwear should I use?
What if I want to use my own kayak?
Where is the parking in relation to event?
Do you hire bikes?
What is the story with prizes?


How much is the entry fee?
Entry fee is €50,00 plus handling charge.

No Late Entry Fee: Fee includes, race entry, race number, goody bag, Legend T-Shirt, free camping, free showers, free parking, hot meal, supervised transition areas, water & food stations, course map, marshals & access to first aid.

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When is the closing date?

Entries will close Friday 14th July @ 18:00.   There will be a chance for late entry on the day of the race between 08:00 – 09:15, however individual timing may not be possible.   Click here for Late Registration details.

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Where do I enter the event?

You can register for the Lilliput Legend 2017 here.

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Can I enter as part of a team?

Yes teams may enter, but you must provide your team members, there will not be a pool of names that you can join.  It will also be your responsibility to get your team mate to the allocated change over point.  He/she must use the team “dibber” to clock in at designated check points.

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Is the event for “the boys” only?

Thankfully we are in 2000’s and this event is open to both males and females who are over the age of 18 years.

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Is there an age limit?

Yes, unfortunately due to insurance reasons competitors must be over 18, however if accompanied by a parent younger competitors are allowed.

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Where do I register and do I have to?

Yes you must register.  You can register Online or in person for the race or you will not be allowed to compete.

You can register at Lilliput Adventure Centre from 08:00 – 09:00 on the day of the race.

Lilliput Adventure Centre is at 53° 26′ 80″ N, 07° 26′ 10″ E, just 10 mins from Mullingar or contact Franky (087) 810 6951 or info@lilliputadventure.com

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What will be the craic at registration?

At registration you will receive your goody bag with your course map, details & Legend t-shirt.  You will also receive your timing chip (dibber as it is known) and your course number.  There will also be people there to answer any questions you may have.

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Are there any training events coming up?

Yes, St. Patrick’s Day at 11:00

On Sunday 28th May there will be a Kayathlon held at Lilliput.  This will include canoe coaching, transition area help and information and the event itself.  Boats and paddles etc will be supplied along with refreshments.  The cost of the event inclusive is € 20.00.  For more details of our training days click here.

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 What categories are there?

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How do I know which section of Kick Ass, Bad Ass or Mini Ass I should enter?

We have broken each race into 3 categories. Gold, silver & bronze.

  • Gold Competitor: One who trains regularly (5 times/week), competes regularly in endurance events and generally finishes in the top one third of finishers.
  • Silver Competitor: Trains 3 or 4 times a week,  competes once every 2 to 3 weeks and generally finishes in the middle of the field.
  • Bronze Competitor: Athletes who compete now and again for fun, trains now and again for fun and finishes an event for fun.  Competitors new to Adventure Racing.

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Is this course/event suitable for beginners?

Yes very much so.  This is the ideal race for people who wish to get into adventure racing.  While there are hills and tough sections to overcome, the distances are broken up nicely.  There will also be several marshals along the way with first aid and other back up services should you get into difficulty.

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While it is always important to have knowledge of where you are and where you are going, navigation skills are not necessary.  The course will be well singed and marshalled.  Just know which category you are in. Kick Ass, Bad Ass or Mini Ass.

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Where can I find the race maps?
All the race maps can be found here.

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What time will the race start at?

The first wave will be at 10:00 and every 15 minutes after that, depending on numbers.

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Will there be a safety brief prior to race start?

Yes each category will have a race brief prior to race start. It will give instructions & information regarding transition area, directions, health & safety and what to do if…

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What about mandatory equipment?

The mandatory kit is:

  • Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Ambulance Dressing; 1 x bandage, plasters)
  • Buoyancy Aid (Provided at Lilliput)
  • Survival bag or foil blanket
  • Energy food and drink
  • Wind/ Waterproof Top
  • Bicycle helmet and bike repair kit for cycling section only (not mandatory to carry throughout the race)

Other Items that may be required if conditions are cold or wet:

  • Gloves *
  • Hat (Buff Head-wear or equivalent is sufficient)*
  • Spare long sleeved top*
  • Small rucksack or suitable carry bag to carry above at all times except for kayak stage*

* This kit is weather forecast dependent.  We’ll let you know about the weather on Saturday morning and confirm whether these additional items are needed.

You must bring all mandatory equipment with you throughout the race except on the kayak stage.  A buoyancy aid must be worn on the Kayak section and a cycling helmet must be worn on the cycle stage.  It is also imperative that after the kayak section your paddle and buoyancy aid are stored properly, and after the bike section your helmet is safely put away.

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How is the event timed?

Each participant will have their own personal timing chip known as a “dibber”.  This is worn at all times and is used to check in at the designated check points.  At the race end you will almost instantly get your various times and splits for each section.

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What type of bike is suitable?

As the roads are all good tarmac surface, racing & road bikes are suitable.  You can of course use a mountain or other type bike.  All bikes must be road worthy and our bike mechanics will be checking to make sure they are.  Good tyres and brakes are essential.  The smoother and thinner your tyre, the faster you will be.

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What type of footwear should I use?

While trail shoes are recommended ordinary good road running runners will suffice.

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What if I want to use my own kayak?

That is not a problem but, your boat must be lake worthy and again a buoyancy aid must be worn.  You can leave your boat at lakeside prior to race start.

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Where is the parking in relation to event?

The parking is right beside the transition area and lakeside in Lilliput Adventure Centre.  There will be marshals there making parking as easy a process as possible for everybody.  Please co-operate with them.

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Do you hire bikes?

Sorry, we do not hire bikes.

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What is the story with prizes?

There will be prizes for the first 3 male and female competitors in both Kick Ass, Bad Ass & Mini Ass.  There will also be first Male & Female vet over 4o yrs.  There will be one team prize.

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If your question has not been answered above please contact Franky on (087) 810 6951 or info@lilliputadventure.com