Now in its fifth year, the Clare Island Adventure Race 2017 is set to take place on Monday 29th May.

This event will appeal to both experienced and novice adventure racers. There are two options – for the experienced racer the full course will be the perfect warm-up race for a busy season ahead. With the climb of Knockmore, this race is no picnic and will present a serious challenge even to seasoned adventurers.

For those who might not be back in shape after the winter – or for beginners – the Spirit Race omits the climb of Knockmore, and has a shorter cycle, making it very doable although still reasonably challenging. (It is also very affordable at just €45 for the full race and €35 for the shorter race.)

But on Clare Island, we’re always looking for the craic as well. We promise you a fun day out, no matter the weather or your race result. We’ll be hosting a night of entertainment in the Sailor’s Bar with live music and rocking banter. The bar also offers a really tasty menu with Mains ranging in price from €13 to €22. So, we recommend you book yourself into the highly comfortable Go Explore Hostel (basecamp for the race and bar) and make a night of it!

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