The Connemara Rough Diamond is a unique adventure race held once a year on June 2 in the heart of wild and rugged Connemara.
Nowhere else will you find the John Wayne Steeplechase which starts the race over round straw bales on Lettergesh Beach. The course is assembled as the tides goes out, sometimes with the help of the competitors. It is hard to beat the Fear Gorta hand-made assault course that works its way through the 200-year-old natural oak woods in Kylemore. After this cycle the scenic route past Kylemore Abbey to Letterfrack, then to top it off take the world class trail to the summit of Diamond Mountain in Connemara National Park, before descending to finish in Letterfrack for hot food, cold drinks, and good times with your friends.
This year there are three categories to accommodate the experts and those new to adventure racing. It will be a great fun day out with the official after party in Clifden later that night in Mullarkey’s with a free pint for the first 100 rough diamonds.
Check roughdiamond.ie to register and for more details.