Race Details

ITERA Race Details - Mountain BikingThe event will be a 5 day nonstop adventure race for mixed sex teams of 4. Including running / trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, canyoneering and some rope work. The event will run from the 16th – 23rd August 2016.

We have designed a race format and course that will allow all the teams to finish. The race will be achievable yet challenging to all levels. We are not planning to design the hardest adventure race ever, in fact quite the opposite; we want it to be fun, interesting and an accessible event. Every night we will provide access to warm and dry shelter.

Race Timetable

Tuesday 16th    

08.00am Marshal Briefing
9.00am to 11.00am Registeration opens / team photos
12.00pm optional briefing before chaos starts.."New to expedition racing"
1.00pm Media Briefing
2.00pm Event briefing (max 1hr! if anything will be 45 mins)

during the event teams will be completing a short blog about things are going which will be posted to their profile. We are asking all teams to complete one pre-event (after they have seen the maps and the event briefing). Laptops will be available to do this or can be emailed to talkto@openadventure.com

5.00pm Captains Q&A (NB strictly only captains in this session)
Teams prepare for race, drop off kit bags - bike boxes must be dropped off by 22:00

Wednesday 17th     5:00 to 6:00am If kit bags not dropped off previous night, can be dropped off. Also drop off for personal bags.
    6:30am Teams to depart Killarney
    12.00pm race starts
Thursday 18th to
Saturday 20th
  Race in progress
Sunday to Monday 22nd  

Race finishes in Killarney
last finisher 12.00pm Monday

Monday 22nd     8.00pm prize giving and buffet lunch
Tuesday 23rd   Teams depart

Event Registration / HQ

ITERA Race Details - This event is being hosted at the Killarney Conference Centre on the outskirts of Killarney. With an onsite restaurant and plenty of space to sort out kit this is a top location to be hosting the ITERA Expedition Race.

We will provide free camping space at the neighbouring campsite Killarney Flesk Camping, as part of your entry. If you wish hotel accomodation at the conference centre - please see Gleneagle Hotel.

Camper vans

Please book and pay direct with Flesk Camping.


ITERA Race Details - There will be a large hall available which is secure and will be the ideal place to sort out your kit prior to the event.. unless of course its sunny. Post event you should be aware that unless you have arrived by public transport we have no storage facilities for kit and you will need to secure bike / boats etc on your own vehicles.

We are currently investigating the use of a small room for the storage of a small bag (5kg) for each competitor for any valuables you don't wish to carry during the event. Those arriving by public transport please contact us so we can assist with any transfers from the train station and arrange for storage of excess kit during the event.

Overseas Teams

Before you email us - we don't do discounts. EVERY team will have paid the price advertised - the exception being any specially selected media team. However many of us have travelled overseas to events and know the difficulties in arranging the logistics of getting from the port of entry to the event.

For the ITERA event we are keen to assist any teams with transport of equipment and themselves once they arrive in Ireland. Please contact us with your plans and we will see how we can best assist.