Saturday 14 December 2019

Earning scars on Wild Atlantic Way adventure race

Wild Atlantic Way
Wild Atlantic Way

IRELAND'S only adventure race that gives 100pc of the proceeds to charity will take place along part of the spectacular West Cork leg of the Wild Atlantic Way, in October.

Scar - the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race - has already signed up a number of top Irish adventure athletes, including Jerry O'Sullivan (2012 Adventure Race National Series sport category winner), Chris Caulfield (National Adventure Race Champion 2013 - Men's Expert), and Fiona Meade (Adventure Race Champion).

Irish adventure racing has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years, but what makes Skibbereen's three-course offering unique is the volunteer organisation behind it. This will allow the total funds raised to be donated to charity - 50pc will go to Cork Association for Autism, and the remainder to nominated local organisations, through Skibbereen Lions Club.

The Scar race, which takes place on Saturday October 18, will offer Taster, Sport and Expert options, ranging from an entry level 17km to a thigh-busting 76km.

Catering for everyone from the beginner adventure racer, to the elite athlete, Scar will involve a mix of running, cycling and (in the Sport and Expert courses) kayaking.

The route, which is along the Wild Atlantic Way from Skibbereen, finishes in Liss Ard Country House estate. The kayaking stages will take place in Lough Hyne, near Baltimore.

The race will be organised and run by a 100pc volunteer committeee, from the Skibbereen & District Lions Club.

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