Welcome to Splash N Dash

Prepare for an exhilarating adventure that will get your heart racing! Experience the thrill of kayaking, cycling, and running across the stunning Blessington lakes and shoreline. With four exciting courses to choose from, you can push your limits and immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor challenge.

For the longer courses, you'll need to navigate yourself as we will only have all the major junctions signed and transitions marshaled. Embrace the spirit of adventure!

The shorter course is crafted to provide a gentle introduction to the world of adventure challenges. It features a relatively flat running course with well-marked routes, offering the perfect opportunity to dive into this exhilarating experience.

Next Event Saturday 5th October. Registration coming soon! 

Courses May 2024

24KM Challenge (OVER 12's)



Trail Run 4KM (elevation 79m)

Cycle 12km (elevation 162M)

Kayak 500m

Cycle 7.5km (elevation 162M)


39km Adventure/ 38km Dual 


Trail Run 2.5KM (elevation 33m)

Cycle 12.5km (Elevation 243M)

Forest Run 5.5KM (elevation 168m)

Cycle 10km (elevation 245m)

Kayak 1km (39km Adventure Only)

Cycle 7.5km (elevation 219M)



Trail Run 4.5KM (elevation 79m)

Cycle 30km (elevation 320M)

Forest Run 9.5KM (elevation 239m)

Cycle 10km (elevation 245m)

Kayak 2km

Cycle 10km (elevation 225M)

Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need for the race?

All participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet (unless reserved during the booking process). Bicycle helmets must be worn for the kayak and cycle legs of the challenge.

Participants should bring their own water bottles.

Participants are not permitted to bring their own kayak.

Are there any age restrictions for participants?

Participants must be at least 18 years old for our 66km, 39km and 38km Dual Courses.

Participants aged 12 and over may partake in our 21km Challenge, participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the course.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of parking on-site at Russborough House. Please be advised that the cost of parking is €4. This fee is charged by Russborough House to assist in the upkeep of the property.

What sort of bike do I need?

The cycle legs all stick to roads, mostly minor roads - we recommend a road bike or hybrid.

Electric bikes may be used but will not be seen as competitive or included in any results.

“Splash N Dash provided an unforgettable experience! The race was well-organized, the scenery was stunning, and the team was incredibly supportive. Can't wait to do it again!”

Sarah O'Connor

Contact us

Get in touch with us to book your adventure race experience today!


Splash N Dash
Blessington, Co Wicklow

About us

At Splash N Dash, we are passionate about providing a unique and exhilarating adventure racing experience. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every participant has an unforgettable time, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Blessington. Lakes and the Wicklow Hills.