Quest in Kenmare to attract 1,300 adventurers

Sinead Kelleher

Kenmare is gearing up for a very busy weekend as 1,300 adventurers arrive in the town to take part in the inaugural Quest Adventure Race.

The sold out event is a huge boost to the town ahead of the busy summer season and will showcase the wonderful scenery of the region.

Kicking off in the Square in Kenmare, participants will run, cycle and kayak their way around Kenmare Bay, Gleninchiquin, the Beara Peninsula and Kenmare town.

There are three routes - participants will traverse the 29km 'Challenge' route, the 50km 'Sport' route and the 67km 'Expert' route. Una Brennan of Kenmare Marketing and Events Group (KMEG) says that everyone is looking forward to welcoming everyone.  

"It's fantastic that Quest is coming to Kenmare, particularly at a traditionally quiet time of year. These events have a great reputation around the country and it will be great to have adventure racers coming from around Ireland and abroad to experience all that Kenmare has to offer both in terms of the outdoors but also in the local hospitality in and around the town."

Elite Event Management who produce the Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare also run the Quest Adventure Series. Quest Adventure series has five Irish events in 2018, Quest Kenmare (10 March), Quest Glendalough (21 April), Quest 12/24 - Sneem and South Kerry (25 August), Quest Achill (8 September) and Quest Killarney (6 October). For more information visit or email or call 0646635512.