Cavan Kayakarun Adventure Race

WHAT The Cavan Kayakarun Adventure Race 2018 has a new exciting course.Designed by Cavan Kayakarun Irish National Adventure Race Champions, Kieran Cosgrove (Sport) 2014, 2015, 2016, Dessie Duffy (Expert) 2014, 2015, 2016 and Killian Heery (Expert) 2017, it contains something for all Adventure Race beginners, Experienced and Junior Adventure Racers. Cycle through the Drumlins of east Cavan, Kayak around the Crannógs of the stunning Barnagrow lake and enjoy the scenery as you run through the quiet roads and trails.Three great races to satisfy all levels and ages – see below for details.
WHERE Gallonray House, Maudabawn, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.GPS co-ordinates: 54° 01 8395 W 007° 01 3362
WHEN Saturday 11th August 2018
WHY Excellent organisation, warm local welcome, fantastic location and a great value for money event for all. Brilliant after event party, prize giving & family fun day . Hot food available for purchase.

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The Cavan Kayakarun will feature the following three events:

THE CAVAN KAYAKARUN SUPREME BODY TESTER – 58K

Categories:

Open                           Male/Female

Veteran (Over 40’s)   Male/Female

Masters (Over 50’s)   Male/Female

Relay                           Any combination

Race Details:  Click here for Maps

BIKE 16K

The Cavan Kayakarun Supreme Body Tester is the longer more testing course. It starts at Gallonray House with a 16K cycle to the bike transition and start of the 5K Run

Run 5K

Run 5Kto the Kayak transition on a road and trail run route.

KAYAK 2K

Kayak on a sit-in or sit on top Kayak around the edge of Barnagrow lake passing through the Crannóg Islands back to the entry point.

RUN 1K

1K run from the Kayak transition to the Bike transition.

BIKE 27K

On completing the 1K run from the Kayak , you return to the Bike transition to complete a 27K mainly flat route back to Gallonray House.

RUN 7K

The final leg of the Cavan Kayakarun Supreme Body Tester race is a 7K Tramac and trail run after racking your bike at Gallonray House to complete the last challenge before crossing the finish line.

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THE CAVAN KAYAKARUN BODY TESTER – 41k

Categories:

Open                           Male/Female

Veteran (Over 40’s)   Male/Female

Masters (Over 50’s)   Male/Female

Relay                           Any combination

Race Details:  Click here for Maps

BIKE 16K

The Cavan Kayakarun Challenge starts at Gallonray House with a 16K cycle to the Bike transition.

RUN 5K

After racking your bike, complete a 5K run on tarmac and trail run to the Kayak transition.

KAYAK 1K

On completing the 5k run, you arrive at the Kayak transition where you Kayak on a sit-in or sit on top kayak going around the Crannóg Island and back to the entry point.

RUN 1K

1K run from the Kayak transition back to the bike transition.

BIKE 18K

Cycle 18K on a mainly flat course back to Gallonray House.

500m Dash to Finish

On arriving back to Gallonray House, rack your bike and complete an easy 500 metre run crossing the finish line.

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GPS co-ordinates: 54° 01 8395 W 007° 01 3362


THE CAVAN KAYAKARUN MINI/JUNIOR BODY TESTER – 13k

Categories:

Adults                                                         Male / Female / Teams of 2 or 3

Juniors                  12-16yrs                      Male / Female / Team

Race Details:

CYCLE 5K

Cycle 5K to Bike transition.

RUN 1K

Rack your bike and run 1K to the Kayak transition.

Kayak 500 Metres

Kayak a 500 Metre course close to the shore of the lake.

RUN 1K

Run 1K form the Kayak back to the Bike transition.

Cycle 5K

Cycle 5K back to the finish at Gallonray House.

500m Dash

Dismount your Bike and jog an easy 500m to the finish line.

 Additional Notes:

The MINI/JUNIOR Event begins at 1:00 pm after the senior events. This year the start is at Gallonray House with a rolling bike start. 

Costs : Individual   25 euro         Team  35 euro.

 

The Origins of the Cavan Kayakarun In May 2010 a group of friends were having a pint in Gallonray House, Maudabawn. There was a lot of talk about the recession and a general atmosphere of doom and gloom. The lads and lassies put their heads together and decided they would create a Fun Adventure Race event for the silly season, to give people in the local community a lift and an active focus for the summer. Everyone had an interest in sport, more friends were contacted and The Cavan Kayakarun was born. It was initially meant to be for the local group of friends. However, it was decided to advertise and  the newly dubbed Adventure Race had 250 people of all ages from 16 to 80 take part in 2010. 350 participated in 2011 and over 400 enjoyed the event on a sunny Saturday in 2012.

The Cavan Kayakarun Adventure Race aims to get people of all ages and levels of fitness involved in sporting outdoor activity .We want you to remember it as all about fun, participation, achieving your goal of finishing the circuit and enjoying the elation and delight of crossing the finish line, at the end. We aim to provide a safe friendly environment, where all the family can enjoy the day and excellent local amenities will be utilised. We aim to hold a community run event in which every participant is a winner.

The event  is accessible to all able bodied participants and the emphasis is on FUN and PARTICIPATION.

Safety Please Note: It is recommended that you get some experience paddling a sit-in kayak prior to the race, have running experience of a minimum of 5k on the roads and have road biking experience on a road worthy bike, wearing a helmet.. Kayaking will take place in Lough Barnagrove where the Monaghan Sub Aqua team will be present on the day. A water safety team will be in place using kayaks and safety boats.


So come to County Cavan on Saturday 11th August  and make it a weekend to remember for all the family.

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