6 Reasons Why Quest Killarney Should be on Your Bucket List
Are you looking to push your boundaries, get outdoors, see awesome scenery and feel an overwhelming sense of achievement? Then you need to try Quest Killarney! Kayak, bike and run around one of the most spectacular areas of Ireland, with a choice of routes to suit all levels of fitness and experience.
This super-friendly event is a great day out, and as much fun on the course as crossing the finish line. If you have been contemplating a challenge, or embarking on your first step into the world of adventure racing, then read on. Quest Killarney will make your bucket list!
You don’t need to be as fit as you think
If you think Quest Killarney is only for seasoned adventure racers, then think again. All you need is a can-do attitude and you’re guaranteed to make it to the finish line in one piece. Route options include the 25km Challenge route, 55km Sport route, 66km Dual route (no kayak!), 75km Pro route and the 83km Expert route. Whichever route you choose, you’re guaranteed epic views, great camaraderie and an awesome sense of achievement when you cross the finish line!
Plenty of support is on hand
Adventure racing can seem a little daunting. The team at Quest have developed lots of training plans, supported by videos and blogs to get you started and see you through to race day. Check our website www.questadventureseries.com, and social pages where we hold live Q&A sessions and post updates regularly.
You don’t need a lot of gear
If you’re already a runner or a gym bunny then you probably have all the gear you need for Quest Killarney. If you have running kit, a waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, basic first aid kit and a couple of snacks, you’re prepped. Kayaks and buoyancy aids are included in the entry fee, and you can hire bikes and helmets if you don’t want to bring your own.
The views are out of this world
Quest Killarney will see you kayak, cycle and run across some of Ireland’s most stunning territory. Highlights include the Gap of Dunloe, Molls Gap, Black Valley, Ring of Kerry, Torc Waterfall, Devil’s Punchbowl, Mangerton Mountain and Muckross House, as well as kayaking on Muckross Lake in Killarney National Park. (Routes are subject to change year on year.)
Killarney is great craic altogether
There are few better spots than Killarney for a fun-filled weekend away with your buddies. In addition to taking part in Quest, you can also extend your stay to include other fun activities and outdoor pursuits around Killarney National Park. In the evening, whether it’s cocktails followed by a gourmet dinner, bar sing song or a late night dancing, Killarney hits the spot.
Quest Killarney is only the beginning
Once you realise just how much fun, not to mention satisfying, adventure racing is, you’ll get hooked. Luckily Quest has plenty more great races to choose from. Why stop at Killarney? Try Glendalough, Kenmare and Lough Derg. With Quest’s flexible training plans, you might even challenge yourself to take on a tougher route.
Quest Killarney takes place in Killarney, County Kerry on 7th October 2023