The TEAR ShamrockAR is an 8 hour adventure race involving some Urban Orienteering, Mountain Biking, a paddle on the scenic River Barrow and some treking/trail running as teams navigate around the Barrow Valley and Blackstairs Mountains. What better way to stend Paddies weekend 2020!

The TEAR Shamrock AR will have an Expert Class where teams complete all stages and a Sport Class where teams can leave out the water stage.

Like a shamrock the race will be split into three stages based around the race HQ – the new Outdoor Activity Hub in Graignamanagh. Teams will navigate their way around the hills, forests and rivers in the region finding as many checkpoints as possible over the 8 hours. More experienced teams will be stretched to visit all the checkpoints but you can check off as many as you like and still compete. Some will be easy to access, others not so – its up to you which ones you go for!

All teams will need to have the appropriate race map (see race map below). Every team should have someone that is able to read a map and navigate or they risk getting lost! There will be very few conventional route markers. The race course is designed to allow people of varing speeds and abilities to compete it from the most hardened elite adventure racer to the novice team looking for an outdoor challenge. Each team will receive details of all mandatory and bonus controls around the course in advance of the race ( emails to all teams a few days before the race) and this will allow teams to plot these controls on their maps and plan their route in advance of the race.

Saturday 21st March 2020 – €160 per team – The TEAR ShamrockAR will be based in Graignamanaigh, Co. Kilkenny in 2020.

You’ll feel challenged for sure, but you’ll have a great time doing it …come feel that finish line feeling.

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