Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How Much Is the Entry Fee?

Entry fee is €60,00.

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

When Is the Closing Date?

Entries will close Friday 16th July 2021 @ 18:00.   There will be a chance for late entry on the day of the race between 09:15 – 11:00, however individual timing may not be possible.   Click here for Late Registration details.

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.

Is There an Age Limit?

Yes, unfortunately due to insurance reasons competitors must be over 18.

Where Do I Register and Do, I Have To?

Yes, you must register either online or in person on the morning of the race or you will not be allowed to compete.

Please Note: There will be a limited number of late registrations available for each race wave on the day, so it’s advisable to pre-register online.

What Will Be the Crack at Registration?
At registration you will receive your race number and/or ankle timing chip & Legend t-shirt. There will also be people there to answer any questions you may have.
What Time Is Bib Collection?

Bib collection for each wave is from the following times:

N.B: Please do not arrive before your allocated bib number collection time.

Distances & Timetable

What Categories Are There?

Mini Sport Ultra
Kayak 1.5 km
Run 2.5 km
Cycle 21 km
Kayak 2 km
Run 5 km
Cycle 38 km
Climb 770 ft
Kayak 2 km
Run 10 km
Cycle 53 km
Climb 770 ft
Total: 25 km Total: 45 km Total: 65 km

How Do I Know Which Section of Mini, Sport or Ultra 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 three 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.
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.

What Time Will the Race Start At?
Each race category will begin at the following times:
What Is the Story with Prizes?
There will be prizes for the first 3 male and female competitors in both the Ultra & Sport. There will also be prizes for the first 3 overall in the Mini.

Maps

Do I Need to Be Able to Navigate/Read A Map?

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: Mini (25 km), Sport (45 km) or Ultra (65 km).

Where Can I Find the Race Maps?

All the race maps can be found here.

Timing

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.
Do I need to wear the chip for the entire race?

Yes, timing mats will be set up to record splits for each leg and transition. If you do not have the chip on when you cross the finish line you are not guaranteed a finish time.

Where do I wear the chip?

Your timing chip is built-in to your bib number and is usually worn on the upper body.

Safety, Equipment & Training

Are There Any Training Events Coming Up?
There will be a Kayathlon held at Lilliput, for details please click here.
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…

What About Mandatory Equipment?

The mandatory kit is:

  • Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Ambulance Dressing; 1 x bandage, plasters)
  • 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.

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.

What Type of Footwear Should I Use?

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

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.

Do You Hire Bikes?
Sorry, unfortunately we do not hire bikes.

Parking & Accommodation

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.

Where Can I Stay?
There is on-site camping, on a first come first served basis or you can visit our Accommodation section to see a full list of local accommodation.