Race Details 2019

We’ve included a quick summary of the race details and event schedule below. Further details can be found under the various race details links above and more details as we get closer to the event.


When: 30th May  – 2nd June 2019 (Entries close 30th March at 23:59)

Where:  County Sligo and surrounding Counties. 

Who: 4 person mixed teams* (no support crew required or allowed)

Costs: €1500 per team (Please don’t ask for a reduction or free entry as we cannot offer this, the fees are the same for all teams)

The first 15 teams to enter also get free accommodation at the Clayton Hotel.  

Event HQ: This year the event HQ will be Clayton Hotel, Sligo Town. Registration for the event will be on Thursday afternoon 30th May and dinner and prize-giving will be on Sunday evening, 2nd June. 

Race time: Approx. 48hrs for winning team. Race time may be extended for slower teams (approx. 12 hours)

Race Distance: Approx. total race distance 400km with short course options available.

Airport Shuttles: Shuttles will be provided for international teams from/to Dublin Airport. Shuttle will depart Dublin Airport on the morning of 30 May 2019 (Exact time TBC). Shuttle will depart Sligo at 12pm on Mon 03 June 2019. The journey is 3 hours. If teams have queries regarding these times, please contact us at info@thebeast.ie

Prizes: TBC 

* single sex teams will compete on the same course but will be entered into a separate class, and cannot be the outright winners.

Event Schedule

30 May Morning (exact time TBC): Shuttle departs Dublin Airport for international teams

30 May 15:00 – 17:00 Registration at Clayton Hotel, Sligo Town. This will include mandatory kit check, issuing of maps, race bibs, etc. All teams MUST be present at 15:00 to allow sufficient time.

30 May 18:30 – 19:30: Race Brief

30 May 20:00 – 23:00: Hand in Kit Bags

31 May 06:00 – 08:00: Move to Start Point

31 May 08:00: Race Start

02 June 08:00 – 18:00: Race Finish

02 June 19:00 – late : Post Race Function (Clayton Hotel, Sligo Town) 

03 June 12:00: Shuttle departs Sligo for Dublin Airport (journey approx 3 hours)

Race Briefing