62KM Extreme
Route Data

62K EXTREME RACE – Total Elevation 1295m / 4245ft.

12.5K Run – Starting at the Sliabh Sneacht Centre a flat start soon turns right onto a 3.0k steep climb, starting on road and eventually leading onto hill track. After passing the Wind Mills the hill road goes into a long decline before ending back on main roads and a rolling terrain leads runners to the Lake Kayak stage.

1.5k Kayak – Kayaking is on Lough Fad lake, surrounded by steep mountainous terrain, so enjoy and relax a little for some of the tasks ahead.

22.5k Cycle – The first cycle of the day starts with a 6k on road then 6k off road section which incorporates a 1k steep climb. Fantastic panoramic scenery on both sides of Lough Swilly as you wind your way around Wind Mills before embarking on rural windy, rolling roads for the final half of the cycle terminating with a steep off road climb to base of Sliabh Sneacht.

7.0K Mountain Trek – Starting with a .75k track, then onto a similar distance of relatively flat but boggy section before embarking on the real 2k climb of Sliabh Sneacht. Hopefully a clear day will reveal the real beauty of the peninsula for as far as the eye can see.

18.3K Cycle 2 – 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 small windy rural roads as you make your way back to the Finish line at Sliabh Sneacht Centre at Drumfries.

0.2K 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.