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Ireland, an island steeped in history and mythology with scenery which rivals that of any other sights around the globe. For many years visitors have flown or sailed to Irish shores to take in these sights and to go home with great memories of this fantastic island. For one week in May many travelling will have their sights set on a truly iconic event – the 26 Extreme Coast to Coast Multisport Race Across Ireland.
Traversing Ireland in a west to east format the route of the 26 Extreme Coast to Coast will pass through unspoilt rural locations, through quaint villages and along one of the most famous waterways in Ireland – The Shannon – Erne Waterway. Whether you choose to race the NON-STOP version or the TWO DAY version you will follow a route which winds its way along 316km of the best cycling, paddling and running terrain Ireland has to offer. Competitors will be truly astounded at the scenery and challenge laid down before them in this fantastic event.
For the non-stop competitors -
You will set off from Enniscrone, Co Sligo and race your way across Ireland in daylight and darkness along a stunning route to the finish line in Newcastle, Co Down. 316km later and at the finish line of he toughest multi-sport race in Ireland and one of the toughest in Europe. You will be able to look back and take pride in the fact you have just traversed Ireland on your own power.
For the two day participants -
Day one will see you set off on a route which will encompass just over 152km. You will be running on sandy beaches, cycling along deserted roads and paddling along one of the longest sections of inland waterway in Ireland before finishing at the shores of Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh.
At the break of dawn on day two you will set off on a cycling and running challenge totalling just over 157km. Expect more great cycling along quiet roads before setting off on the final foot section across the famous Mourne Mountains. The sight of the sandy shores in Newcastle, Co Down will be a welcome sight to all and with it will come a realisation that you have taken part in one of the toughest multi-sport events in Europe
This event is for anyone with a sense of adventure and a desire to discover.
Check out our website for more information on this event & to check the route out - www.26extreme.com
A full list of kit can be found on www.26extreme.com
Please also arrive with a positive attitude, plenty of endurance and a smile.
For all queries please use the "CONTACT US" option on the website - www.26extreme.com