The Motivate Challenge – Punchestown!

The Triathlon season is drawing to a close and the time has come for those who have the adventure race bug to scratch that itch! We caught up with the organisers of the Motivate Challenge adventure race which will be taking place in Punchestown on Saturday Sepember 24th.

There are two race options available to participants in the Motivate Challenge:

  • Motivate 25 – (26km adventure race)
  • Motivate 70 – (70Km advenure course)

Whatever Motivate Challenge course competitors choose, they are in for an adventure with the scenic backdrop of Kildare to distract them from their athletic efforts!

When is you event taking place & how long has it been running:

The Motivate Challenge is back and it’s BIGGER and BETTER than ever… The 2011 event will take place on Saturday 24th September in Punchestown Racecourse, in association with the Jack & Jill Foundation.

Who is your event aimed at:

The beauty of the Motivate Challenge is that it appeals to both novice and elite participants alike, as the course is set out in two formats which make it achievable yet challenging to all. Whether you’re an experienced adventure race enthusiast or you’re a complete beginner looking for a fun, healthy and exciting challenge then the Motivate Challenge is for you.

What should those taking part expect on race day:

The Motivate Challenge is an adventure race which consists of 3 disciplines; Running, Kayaking and Cycling where competitors will take in the breathtaking Kildare and Wicklow countryside before completing a lap of the infamous Punchestown Racecourse.

What’s unique about your event:

The Motivate Challenge commences at Ireland’s premier Irish National Hunt Race Track and incorporates the spectacular scenic views of the Wicklow Mountains which would rival any destination the world over. The experience is further enhanced by completing the Motivate Challenge on the home straight of the racecourse, where many a champion has passed before.

Would you describe this event is suitable for beginners and amateur athletes: (if so why)?

The event is ideal for beginners – last year we have over 500 entries and everyone finished the race. The key thing to remember is that it doesn’t matter how long it takes to finish – achieving your personal goal is an achievement in itself.

What are the contact details for those who wish to enter this race: – (045)897704 –

2 thoughts on “The Motivate Challenge – Punchestown!

  • September 19, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Looking forward to taking part this weekend!


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