The Gateway Iron Challenge Festival 2011

The Gateway Iron Challenge is Ireland’s only Iron man race held over three days. It involves the full Iron man distance but broken up over 3 days with one discipline held per day. This is the largest weekend adventure race of its kind in the world. The 2011 event takes place on 30th April and 1st and 2nd of May 2011.

The Iron distance consists of a 3.68 km swim on Saturday the 30th of April. A 180.2km cycle on Sunday and a  42.19km marathon run on Monday. The swim will take place in Lough Ennell at the stunning Belvedere House in Mullingar. Belvedere House Gardens and Park is a magnificent parkland estate on the shores of Lough Ennel in the Irish Midlands, Mullingar. Mullingar is the heart of the Irish Midlands and know as the Gateway of Ireland.

The event is designed for solo competitors and relay teams. You can enter just one of the disciplines or go the whole way and complete the famous Iron challenge by finishing all three disciplines over the 3 days. This is endurance racing at it best.

With one of the best courses in Europe, lake swim, flat bike course and a marathon run that is reasonably flat. This is an ideal course for beginners or for more advanced racers who want to really challenge their iron man preparations.

With some top cash prizes for the winners in each category this is an event with real iron challenge to it.

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