Run - Bike - Kayak - Bike

NWCC consist of a route totalling 36 km incorporating three disciplines: Running, Cycling and Kayaking 


NWCC is located around Dunfanaghy in Co. Donegal. NWCC will start and finish at St. Michaels GAA @ The Bridge.


NWCC will take place on the 5th of October 2024


  • Over 18's only & over only.

  • DO NOT LITTER - NWCC is taking place in a picturesque location and in an area of Special Conversation. We are adopting the principles of LEAVE NO TRACE for this event. Leave every part of the course as you found it.

  • You can only use one bike. You will be given a sticker with your competitor number, which must be fixed on front of your bike until the race is complete.
    The following bikes and accessories are NOT permitted:
Fixed wheel with no brakes
Time Trial bicycles
Towed Trailers
Trailer Bicycles
Electrically assisted pedal cycles
Fixed wheel with
only a front brake
Quad cycles
Child carriers
Cargo bicycles
Unconventional handlebars
Clip-on handlebars or
handlebar extensions

  • Please obey the race organisation at all times. This includes The Red Cross, Gardai, Volunteers and all race personnel.

  • Do NOT trespass. You must stay on the marked course and do not cut any corners. Any participant outside the marked course may be disqualified.

  • Kayaks are provided, and competitors are NOT permitted to use their own.

  • Cycling is not permitted in the transition area. Competitors must walk their bikes out of the transition areas and can only mount their bikes at the mount line. As competitors approach a transition area, they must dismount their bikes at the dismount line. Stewards will warn cyclists to prepare to slow down/dismount.

  • Competitors must put on their helmets and secure the straps before touching their bikes.

  • Drafting behind a moving vehicle will NOT be tolerated as this represents an unfair advantage & will result in automatic disqualification.

  • If a competitor retires from the event they must inform race officials at the Start/Finish point.

  • In the interest of safety, ear phones, iPods, MP3 players etc. are not allowed during this race.

  • It is advised not to take food, drink or any equipment from anybody other than the event marshals.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are time checked at each station, (which will be in the form of a mat). Mats are located at the transition areas and at the top of the hill. Competitors must run across the mats to log their time.

  • It is the competitors responsibility to take care of their timing chip which is located on the race number. If you lose the number you will not receive an overall time.

  • If you come across a competitor in difficulty please help them first and then inform the nearest marshal.

  • Safety marshals reserve the right to remove any competitors from the event who they believe are putting themselves or others in undue danger.

  • Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for all stages of this event. The run is an out and back loop. It travels over a short road section and short forest section before moving onto the main part which is a grassy and sandy trail. There is a short beach section at the half way point. Both cycle sections are on tarmac roads. The kayak section consists of a 1km loop of a local lake. A life jacket will be provided with your kayak.

  • The bike sections take place on public roads. Competitors must adhere to the rules of the road at all times.

  • Water stations are located in the transition areas.

  • Do not leave anything behind in the Transition Areas as this may be moved or cleared after race.

  • This is an insured event. Competitors should note that there is an excess of €1,500 on any claims made as a result of taking part in this race.

  • When paying for your entry it is stipulated that this is a non-refundable payment. As soon as a competitor enters, costs such as admin etc. are incurred. It is not possible to transfer entries to next year’s event, we do however allow competitors to substitute their entry for another person, up to closing of registration.