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Wicklow Outdoors – 2016 Events

Wicklow Outdoors – 2016 Events

Wicklow is Ireland’s Premier Outdoor destination and Dublin’s Playground.  From Mountain to Sea, Wicklow offers the perfect playground for thousands of visitors every week.  Wicklow is the preferred venue for many Outdoor events attracting participants from Dublin, Ireland and abroad.  Below is a list of some of the events that take place in Wicklow in 2016



10k Cliff Run Greystones to Bray (Trail Running)


Spectacular run along Bray Head’s Cliff trail from Greystones to Bray.  Start on Greystones beach and finish on Bray promenade having completed one of Ireland’s most scenic path with expansive views of the Dublin coastline.

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Quest Glendalough (Outdoor Pursuit)


Glendalough, and Wicklow’s National Park is home of this new adventure race. Run, cycle and kayak across the Wicklow Mountains & Lakes. Uncover the myths in a land steeped in history. Get the gang together for a fun and friendly weekend of adventure racing.

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Emerald Enduro – 2016 Enduro World Series (Mountain Bike)


The Emerald Enduro presented by will return to Carrick Mountain in the Wicklow Hills for the 3rd Round of the 2016 Enduro World Series. The best bike riders in the world will complete seven timed technical downhill stages, in a rally style format called ‘Enduro’. The rider with the fastest combined stage times on day shall be crowned the winner. Several thousand spectators and dozens of international journalists, photographers and film crews will descend on County Wicklow, ‘The Garden of Ireland’ to witness the most spectacular biking event Ireland has ever hosted.

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Wicklow 200 Cycling Challenge (Cycling)


The Wicklow 200 is a non-competitive cycle ride that takes place on one day every June. It covers 200 kilometres around the roads of beautiful County Wicklow (the Garden of Ireland) and attracts over 2000 cyclists from many different countries.  The shorter 110k Wicklow Challenge takes place on the same day, and shares most of its route with the Wicklow 200.

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Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race (Sailing)


The Round Ireland is Ireland’s premier offshore yacht race, and the second longest race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club calendar. The first race took place in 1980 with only thirteen boats. Since then, held biennially, the fleet has grown steadily, attracting a record 60 entrants from all over Ireland and the UK & Europe.

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Hell & Back Apollo @ Kilruddery (Adventure Race)


HELL & BACK Apollo is a gruelling off-road 7km or 12km course along man-made trail runs and mountain paths. You’ll have to progress over, under, around and through the infamous HELL & BACK obstacles.  The course will take in all of the varied natural obstacles that Killruddery Estate has to offer: rivers, mountains, bogs, parkland and forests. Combine these with devious man-made obstacles and you’re in for one HELL of a challenge!

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Moxie Adventure Race (Adventure Race)


The Moxie Adventure Race is one of the best adventure races of the 2016 calendar. Competitors will kayak, run and cycle a choice of three courses: 27km, 40km & 60km.  The event is around the stunning Blessington Lakes. It will start and finish at Tulfarris House in Blessington

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Glendalough National Park Swim (Open Water Swimming)


The Glendalough National Park Lake Swim offers a full weekend of swimming with a 750m and 1.5km swim on Saturday and an iron distance 3.9km swim on Sunday! Now proudly part of the Global Swim Series, participants will be able to see where they position against other swim from across the world!

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