Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race


The SCAR Team

is made up of members of the Skibbereen & District Lions Club. The Lions Club is a charitable organisation comprised of volunteers from the local community. We organise fundraising events for local, national and international causes, whilst dedicated to the idea that the people who live in a community are in the best position to know what help its community members need and why.

Following on from the success of the 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 SCAR as well as the Skibbereen Down & Dirty Mud Run and the Skibbereen Glow Run we are making plans for the 2018 Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race, which will take place on Saturday 20th October in Skibbereen.

As with all previous events 100% of the entry fee goes to local charities.

In 2013 we donated over €12,000 to various charities in West Cork, all of which was raised by competitors in the above events. In 2014 SCAR raised over €18,000 and we increased this figure to over €31,000 in 2016. Our goal is to build on the last five years to make SCAR’18 an even bigger success.

SCAR ’18 will be an even bigger and better event with courses available to suit, beginners, intermediate and expert adventure racers. Each course will be fully timed with splits and will all finish in the grounds of Castlehaven GAA complex, on the outskirts of Skibbereen town.

Whichever course you choose you will be guaranteed to spend a couple of hours running, biking, or kayaking in some of Ireland’s most scenic environs and this year will see Europe’s largest saltwater lake, and Ireland’s first marine reserve, Lough Hyne, being used for the kayaking section. This will be a truly unique opportunity for the competitors as they get to challenge themselves in this conservation paradise.

The courses will also take you out of Skibbereen and through surrounding villages, such as Union Hall, Castletownshend, and Baltimore as well as tens of kilometers along coastal roads with stunning sea views as far as the famous Fastnet Rock.

If you really want to challenge yourself in the glorious surrounds of West Cork and help charities by knowing that 100% of your race entry fee is being donated to worthy causes then sign up today to take part in SCAR ’18and let West Cork leave its mark on you next October.

Yours in Racing,

The SCAR  Team