Race Around Ireland did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.  The 2021 race will start on the 22nd August (2021)and will once again start at Trim Castle, Co. Meath.

In light of Covid-19 and the year we are having, we thought it would be helpful for people if we changed the registration process slightly. Instead of paying deposits in October (2020) you can register now and pay later in 2021.

So, right now, you have the ability to register for the event without paying any deposit and pay for your entry next March 2021. Please Note: Your Registration is NOT guaranteed until payment is made in March.
We will still be limiting the number of entries into the race, so register early.

Fees Due March 1st 2021

Race Around Ireland – Solo – €900 

Race Around Ireland – 2 Person Team -€1,800

Race Around Ireland – 4 Person Team  – €2,700 

Race Around Ireland – 8 Person Team  -€3,850 

Irish Ultra Challenge – Solo – €600 

Jersey Designed and presented by James and Judith Smith from Primal

Your Entry Includes:

  • Official Race Jersey

  • GPS Tracker (to be returned at the end of the Race)

  • Route Book

  • Rule Book

  • Detailed online route maps and gps files

  • Opportunities along the route to change clothes and shower (for instance at partner Hotels*)

  • Magnetic signage and stickers for up to 3 support vehicles, with your personalised racer number. (If you have more than 3 Support Vehicles, you MUST purchase one extra Vehicle Signage Kit for each vehicle, in advance)

  • “CAUTION BICYCLES AHEAD” sign for the back of support vehicles

  • Stickers with your race number for the bicycle helmets (but not the reflective tape for the bikes)

  • Finisher’s medal for racers who officially finish

  • Medal for crew who officially finish

  • Trophies for solo and teams that are placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd

What You Also Get When You Take Part In The Race

The Race Around Ireland requires a year-around organisational effort. In addition to the tangible things each registered Racer receives, we also provide these all-important intangibles:

  • A meticulously researched route that is safe & challenging
  • A headquarters staffed by 5-10 operators/officials, around the clock for 5 days
  • Over 25 officials on route, ensuring the integrity of the race
  • Contact with national and local authorities to ensure your safety along the route
  • Promotional exposure for your sponsors and charities
  • Ongoing consultation to support your  cycling efforts

Preparation Materials
The Rule Book and Route Book will have critical information about the race, the route, start logistics, vehicle setup guide, and finish-line logistics and information.
The Registration documents are to help you stay organised with Start paperwork and inspection forms.
The Race Around Ireland website will have an extensive collection of articles and information about preparations and how to do the race: sleep management considerations and strategies, race strategies, vehicle setup, and more.

We know how difficult it can be to simply get to the start-line in an event like this so we are also available to offer support and advice on any questions you may have regarding preparation, planning and logistics.

Some Terms And Conditions

In order to participate in the Race you must be at least 18 years old.  It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they are fit enough to participate in the Race.

Race Management reserves the right to refuse entry to the Race. Entry to the race after the 31st May 2021 (date to be confirmed) is at the Race Directors discretion.

If, due to flooding, inclement weather, the authorities forcing us to cancel the Race, or for any other circumstances beyond our control, the Race does not take place, is shortened or abandoned after it has already begun, Race participants will not be entitled to a refund of the registration fee or any other damages for costs incurred, such as costs for travel and lodging.

* Partner Hotels:

  • Connemara Lake Hotel, Main Street, Oughterard, Co. Galway, H91 TNH5
  • Sneem Hotel, Sneem, Co.Kerry, V93 XV44

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