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The Celtic Traverse

09-Jun-2019 Wicklow Ballyhoura Sneem, Ireland

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Trail Race Race Terrain
211KM / 131Miles
6 Days - 20 Runners

Alternate Distances: 134KM/83M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £1550 GBP

The Celtic Traverse is an iconic, six day, running tour across Ireland.

By day participants will run through some of the most remote parts of Ireland, in the evenings you will enjoy the fantastic hospitality that Ireland has to offer and by night you will stay in great accommodation.

Planned and staged by one of Ireland’s premier events companies, Primal Challenges, we will ensure that your journey across Ireland will take you to places where few Irish people have even ventured.

Expect deserted trails, breathtaking scenery and some of the best trails you have ever run across.

This is truly an adventure of a lifetime, on foot, across Ireland and one certainly not to be missed.

All information can be found on the event website - THE CELTIC TRAVERSE

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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