Causeway Coast Adventure Racing (CCAR) wishes to promote the sport of adventure racing in Northern Ireland, and
to provide in particular for the needs of the novice racer.
got off the ground in 2006 by developing a series of 6 entry
level races to get people hooked into and enthused about the
brilliant sport of adventure racing.
Coast Adventure Racing Club is run by a team of experienced adventure racers and race support personnel, all with many
years of race experience. We are a voluntary club based in Coleraine. (club constition) Members of the club have been participating
in adventure races for a number of years both through-out Ireland, UK and Worldwide. These races have included anything from
short 1 day races to the longer expedition type races lasting 5 or more days.
The 1 day races which we run in 2006/7 incorporated the disciplines of the larger races, including running/trekking,
mountain biking and kayaking, but with smaller distances and less technical navigation.
The series offered teams an excellent test of their fitness but were also aimed at helping "would-be racers"
to develop skills and endurance across all disciplines in preparation for potentially having a crack at the bigger, more challenging
The time taken to complete each of these races was
anything from between 3 to 6 hours, depending on competitors fitness and skill levels.
At the start of 2010 we took a well earned break and took time for some much needed training and also took part in
some events. In early October we came back with the Cooley Raid and the CuCuhulainn Challenge and we also staged the
4 round winter series of the ever popular 1 day events.
During 2011 we're were tasked with the running of the
Beast of Ballyhoura and added the Ain't No Mountain AR to our calendar of events, the Cooley Raid will now become the
Raid and will run over the last weekend of October and will move to different areas every one or two years. 2011 will
see the Sperrins host the 24hr event. The ever popular Winter Series is also back.
CCAR has a Child Protection Policy which may be viewed here. child protection policy