We've included a quick summary of the race details below and event schedule, further details can be found under the various race details links above.

Race details: Overview

When: 2nd - 5th August 2018 (Entries close 9th July at 23:59)

Where: Letterkenny, County Donegal.

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

Costs: €1200 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)

Event HQ: This year the event HQ will be The Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. Registration for the event will be on Thursday evening 2nd August, and dinner and prize-giving will be on Sunday evening, 5th August.

If you wish to stay at the hotel for the Thursday and Sunday nights, you must mention The Beast to avail of the reduced rates of €92/single room or €105/double room, and the accommodation must also be booked via email or phone, or you will be offered the standard rates.
EMail: info.letterkenny@radissonblu.com
TEL: 00353749194444

Race time: Approx. 48hrs for winning team. Race time may be extended for slower teams (approx. 10 hours)

Race Distance: Approx. total race distance 410km with short course option available.

Prizes: This event is only run because of volunteers and in the absence of a major sponsor prizes will be limited.

* 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

  • 02 AUG 15:00 - 17:00 Registration at Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. This will include mandatory kit check, issuing of maps, race bibs, etc. All teams MUST be present at 15:00 to allow sufficient time.
  • 02 AUG 18:30 - 19:30 Race Brief
  • 02 AUG 20:00 - 23:00 Hand in Kit Bags
  • 03 AUG 06:00 - 08:00 Move to Start Point
  • 03 AUG 08:00 - Race Start
  • 05 AUG 08:00 - 18:00 Race Finish
  • 05 AUG 19:00 - late Post Race Function (Radisson Blu Hotel)

Race Briefing