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Achill Roar Adventure Race

Saturday 5th of September 2015

ENTRY Now Closed

Our Mini event is aimed at true beginners to this type of mulitisport event 

Spot prizes only will be awarded in the mini event to avoid it being targeted as easy pickings by experienced athletes

Name transfers FOC (1 per entry) are available by e-mail request up to 20th August

We hope this will encourage you to enter early to avail of cheaper entry prices and thus have a season long highlight to aim for with the added comfort of knowing your entry fee is refundable if for some reason you are unable to compete.

You can change up or down in distance depending on how your training has gone - No problem, drama or cost to you smiley

Costs Quoted are fully Inclusive of All Entry Charges for the online entry system provider, quality ROAR race top,  Outfront Buff, chip timing with splits for each leg, VAT on your entry plus €2 from each entry fee will be donated to a local cause

The Wave Start times are as follows:

Wave 1 at 10.00 – Expert Course – Elite, Runners and Joggers

Wave 2 at 11.00 – Sports Course – Elite and some Runners

Wave 3 at ~11.30 – Sports Course – Remainder of Runners

Wave 4 at ~ 12.00 -  Sports Course - All Joggers

Wave 5 at ~12.30 – Mini Course  – All Runners and Joggers

Race briefing will take place 10 mins before each wave start at start area

We will have wave starts as detailed above for each category so please be honest about your proposed category level as it will be better for you to be competing against similar level participants.

We may have to put late entries in an unsuitable category if any one section is oversubscribed so please all be honest about your abilities and realistic expectations

Wave times will be confirmed shorthly after registration has closed on 30th August

For guidance on Category Levels:

Elite - Typically top 20% in competitive events

Runner - Typically placing 20 to 50% in competitive events

Jogger / Walker - Typically placing 50+% in competitive events

The categories for the Achill Roar are:

  • Mini ROAR - Aimed at beginners to this type of event with low to medium fitness level - No experience required smiley

  • Sports ROAR - Suitable for those with a good level of fitness to complete the race confidently

  • Expert ROAR - Good level of fitness and experience in other events recommended - winning time is about 3 hours so slower folk can be on the course for over 5 or possibly 6 hours

Click on the above categories for more details

The discipline’s for the Achill ROAR event are:

  • Running – Mainly off road
  • Cycling – On Tarmac suitable for any type of bike
  • Swimming or Paddling a either a Double Sit on Top Kayak or SUP (Kayaks/ SUP Supplied) or a Single Kayak should you chose to bring your own

 Approximate course distances and order of the disciplines are: 

Mini ROAR:

Short run (~600m) to lake

Swim* 400m or Kayak ~700m *

Short run (~600m) to transition

Run 4km ( Flat - on Beach)

Bike 12km 

Short Dash (~100m) to Finish

Sport ROAR:

Short run (~600m) to lake

Swim* 800m or Kayak ~1200m *

Short run (~600m) to transition

Run 8km ( Mainly flat on beach with short hill section in the middle)

Bike 22km 

Short Dash (~100m) to Finish

Expert ROAR:

Short run (~600m) to lake

Swim 1200m or Kayak ~2500m *

Short run (~600m)to transition

Run 15km ( Beach and Mountain Run up to 644m summit)

Bike 45km

Short Dash (~100m) to Finish



*All Swim distances include ~ 200m os shallow water wading at entry and exit points

Exact Swim /  Kayak distances are "matched" to give a "fair" race with allowance for removal of wetsuit, etc!

Kayak estimations are base on two good paddlers in a double sit on top

Anyone with skill to bring your own fast "racing" (single) boat should be faster than a good swimmer

Anyone who is a very good swimmer and a poor paddler should be faster swimming


Please refer to our FAQ section for a list of Frequently Asked Questions


Race Sign On :

Thurs 3rd Sept:- 1pm to 6pm only

Amphibian King West - Oranmore, co Galway - 1pm to 6pm

Fri 4th Sept:- 9am to 1.30pm only

Amphibian King West - Oranmore, Co galway - 9am to 1.30pm only

Fri 4th Sept::- 5pm to 10.30pm

Sign On at ROAR Race HQ in Gieltys Achill

Gieltys is approx 2.5 km from Keel beach transition area. 

All participants are requested to Sign on by 10.30pm on Friday if possible