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Adventure racing has arrived to Dublin City!


DARE is a challenging adventure race using the city as the adventure playground. biking, running, kayaking, abseiling are just some of what DARE involves as you will be taken all over the city, discovering how epic Dublin really can be. In 2011, Dublin was seen like never before! Close to 500 racers took on the city using bikes, kayaks, running/orienteering through some of our most famous landmarks before abseiling from the roof of the Aviva Stadium to cap off an adrenaline fuelled and incredibly fun day.


In teams of up to four or solo, the race kicks off at Sandymount Green, Dublin 4 with a bike section, which will take you along beaches, canal paths and into parks with a tricky assault course to master in between!

 Competitors will then take on the kayaking section of the challenge before changing to their runners to complete a “street orienteering” section where they will pick up points for every checkpoint reached. Some checkpoints will include challenges, some checkpoints will be in iconic Dublin locations and some will require you to use your brain rather than your brawn! Capping it all off is an awesome abseil from Dublin’s most impressive building!

There will be four levels of course on offer: Sport (60km bike, 10-15km running/walking, 5km watersport + challenges), Expert (30km bike, 5-10km running/walking, 5km watersport + challenges), Adrenaline Hunt (Running/street orienteering and abseil) and Fun (street orienteering/treasure hunt only). Your day will be action packed.


You will have to think constantly, you will never get bored and you will never think "why" , simply because you won’t have time!