Welcome to Race Around Ireland
The Race Around Ireland starts on Sunday 15th September 2013
Experience the beauty of Ireland, as you cycle a 2,100km route that takes you on an adventure from Trim County Meath, past Newgrange, The Giants Causeway, Malin Head, The Cliffs of Moher, The Ring of Kerry, Mizen Head, the Garden County (Wicklow) and back to Navan in County Meath and ALL within a week.
Why take part in the Race Around Ireland?
- To participate in a recognised World Cup Event
- To challenge yourself, your friends or your work colleagues
- To experience the ultimate sense of achievement
- To see Ireland like you never have before
- To raise money for your favourite charity
- To qualify for RAAM
- Solo (Men, Women)
- Four Person Team
- Eight Person Team
(Men, Women, Mixed)
Brief Description of the Race
Race Around Ireland is part of the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA) World Cup series which includes other huge endurance races such as The Race Across America. Indeed it has now become one of the most prestigious events on the Ultra-Cycling World-Cup Calendar and is widely recognised as Europe’s most challenging endurance event.
Unlike other cycling races such as the RÁS or the Tour de France, the course is in no way roped off. There are no marshals controlling traffic flow and there are no planned rest stops or stages in this event. Once the clock starts at the starting time, it won’t stop until each rider reaches the finish line at the end of the 2,100 km circuit.
Time Stations are set at approximately 40 to 80 miles apart. At each Time Station, the crew phone into Race Headquarters and report the racers location and time of arrival. This information will be posted on the Race Around Ireland website and it will allow the officials and the racers followers, to track the cyclists progress around the country.
The Race Around Ireland Team thanks all its Sponsors and Partners, without whom this amazing event would not be possible.
This race was pretty much the best thing ever! Not just the great cycling challenge and experience, but also the sheer buzz of road-tripping it around the entire island and having the craic with a great support crew along the way. When my collection of lifetime best memories reaches its final state hopefully 60+ years from now, the Race Around Ireland will be up there fighting for the honours, of that I have no doubt!
Four Person Team
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