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THE LUG Adventure Race


“THE LUG”, Sunday 14th July 2013

– New, spectacular and very challenging adventure


This epic event will take place for the first time on 14th July 2013 against the backdrop of the stunning Wicklow National Park. “THE LUG” is a new addition to the adventure calendar in 2013 and a bit of a beast of a challenge.


At 925M (3035ft) Lugnaquilla (THE LUG) is the highest mountain in Ireland outside of Kerry. Lugnaquilla is a bulky mountain, with a large plateau-type summit, bounded on two sides by steep glacial corries called “North Prison” and “South Prison”.

Views, on a clear day, extend east across the Irish Sea to the hills of the Llyn Peninsula and mountains of Snowdonia in Wales, and west to the mountains of Munster

Checklist as with the Moxie Adventure Race


Start and finish Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington, Co Wicklow

Disciplines: run, road bike, high mountain trek / run and obstacle

The course;

• Total: 65KM

• Run: 5KM (trail)

• Bike: 50KM (road)

• THE LUG: 10KM ( ascent 750M)

• Obstacle wall to finish

The cycle route

The road cycle route takes in quiet back roads (good surface) through stunning Irish countryside including through the Hollywood glen, where scenes for the Michael Collins movie were shot on location. The cycle takes in the remote Glen of Imaal valley in the western Wicklow Mountains and the valley is ringed by the Lugnaquilla massif. The return journey back to the finish includes panoramic views of the Blessington Lakes

Course description;

Please note that this is a tough course and even with a good level of fitness this event will challenge you. In designing the course we have assumed that you will already have completed a prepartory challenge such as the Moxie Adventure Race and have a consistent training under your belt. Be in no doubt though that it will be a hugely rewarding challenging testing you in some of Ireland’s more picturesque countryside


Entry Fee: €49

Registration opens January 2013