Excitement mounts ahead of Gaelforce Dublin this month

Excitement mounts ahead of Gaelforce Dublin this month

LATER THIS month a unique event comes to South Dublin when 1,000 people take part in Gaelforce Dublin.

Organised by South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Chamber, in partnership with Killary Gaelforce, the unique event which takes place on February 19 will pit competitors against the breathtaking countryside and terrain of South Dublin and the Dublin Mountains.

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With entrants capped at 1,000 people, the organisers say the event will sell out soon.

Anyone feeling brave enough to take on this infamous challenge should register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

This is the first time that the Gaelforce team has brought this legendary multi-sport event to the capital. There are two distances to choose from; 29km or 49km.

The race covers three different disciplines; Cycling, Running and Kayaking. The 29km is suited to those who are after a shorter ‘sprint’ race but want a challenge. Those looking to push themselves the extra distance can take on the 49km race.

Andrea Carroll from South Dublin Chamber says that the response to Gaelforce Dublin has been unprecedented.

She told The Echo: “There has been unprecedented demand for Gaelforce Dublin. It is nearly booked out. It is the first time for a race of its kind coming to Dublin. The event has been heavily supported by South Dublin County Council. It promises to be a great event.”

Ms Carroll says the event will have a number of benefits for the county.

She said: “It is a very positive event for the people of the county and the wider community. We also expect that there will be a good economic benefit with the spend from competitors and supporters”.

Gaelforce Dublin will see competitors go from urban to rural as they race through South Dublin and into the Dublin mountains.

They will pass renowned landmarks while racing through the South Dublin County such as Tallaght Stadium, the Square in Tallaght, the River Dodder, Bohernabreena Reservoir, Kippure Mountains and much more.

Competitors will cycle to Bohernabreena Reservoir from Tallaght Stadium, where they will face a kayak on the reservoir surrounded by stunning landscape. From here they will run over various terrains, with panoramic views of Dublin and Wicklow, before returning to the finish line at Tallaght Stadium.

Only 20 minutes from the city centre, Gaelforce Dublin is the perfect way to get you started on your fitness journey this February.

Full details of the event, are available here www.gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-dublin 

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