26KM Sprint
Route Data

26K Sprint Adventure – Total Elevation 485m / 1585ft.

Stage 1 – 5.80K Run – Starting from the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, all on road, the first half is all drag & climb before opening out into a panoramic vista and a proper downhill stride for the second half.

1.0k Kayak – Kayaking is on Lough Fad lake, the kayaks are twin, flat bottom kayaks which means that you don’t really need much /any previous kayaking experience as there is little chance of capsizing. So relax and take in your surrounded of the steep mountainous terrain, as you complete the short course around the centre Island.

8.0K Cycle  – Continuing on Mountain track and after a short 1k you may have to assist / carry you bike across a 100m section then another 2k of off road before eventually ending up on rural roads as you make your way to the kayak section.

3.50K Mountain trek – At end of run on hill track runners now start on the first 1k of flat boggy hill trek, then a further 1k climb half way up the mountain. Take note of the beautiful scenery as you turn around to descend the mountain and back to the Bike Transition.

7.6K Cycle – Back on the bike and navigate along small windy rural roads as you make your way back to the Finish line at Sliabh Sneacht Centre at Drumfries

0.1K Run -Rack your bike and a short sprint around the Centre to the very welcome Finish Gantry where you’ll get presented with your Medal and Race time and then a well deserved warm meal as you reminisce on your achievement with friends and colleagues



what you
need to know

All Mandator Kits will be checked prior to race, any participants without Mandatory Kit items will not be permitted to race on the day. 

  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Bike & Cycling gear: Lights, Pump, Helmet, Tool Kit, Spare Tube.
  • Course Map
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket/Coat
  • Appropriate Food & Liquids

All Kayaks and Life Jackets will be provided.

Why not save yourself some hassle and hire a bike for the Tuff-Inish Adventure Race? We in conjunction with Cycle Routes are offering €39.00 bike hire for this event. The bikes are Ridge-back Velocity hybrids available in a wide range of sizes. They are 24 speed with Shimano Acera gearing, aluminium frame and rigid forks. The tyres are fairly wide for the road but ideal for the trail. All bikes are well maintained by our on-site mechanic so you can be sure that a great bike awaits you for the day of the event. We can also fit your own accessories to the bikes such as pedals, saddles etc. You can collect your bike and get fitted at Race Pack collection Please allow an extra hour for collection and fitting.

BIKE CHOICE     – Hybrid / Mountain Bike/ Road bike (puncture proof tyres essential).

BIKE HIRE  If you have booked a hire bike with your registration then you will collect bike in the Car Park of the Sliabh Sneacht Centre on race morning – Please allow enough time to transport your bike to the transition. The Bike Transitions are 2k & 5k from registration.


Allow enough time to drop your bike at transition 1 (6k from start)

Only 1 bike allowed / person. Bike must be fitted with appropriate daytime lighting.

Breakdown / Puncture – Each participant will be responsible for bike / puncture repair, so ensure that you have puncture repair kit, pump etc. with you during cycle.

We will have a bike mechanic to assist on the off-road section – Any tube or tyre replacements en-route must be paid for at finish line later.

  • Event T Shirt
  • Special Race Medal
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Support
  • Goody’s & Hot food at Finish.