The Art O'Neill Challenge is now an entirely charity event in support of Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team. The team has always been involved and now despite this being an adventure of epic proportions, we're proud of how accessible and fun it is to take part in the Challenge. Hike with experienced guides, organise your own group, or if you've the experience, go it alone! Whatever your choice the spirit of the Challenge is very much one of challenge and adventure. Completing the Art O Neill Challenge is something to be very proud of.
The Art O'Neill is an "open to all" hike but it is an undoubtedly tough challenge that people need to prepare for. It is not a competition and people are free to go as fast or as slow as they like (within reason as cut offs will apply!)The first hikers usually arrive in 12 hours with the last around 16 hours!
The Art O Neill is also an ultra running race for those brave/mad/fit enough and able to navigate.The record is 5hr 20min recorded by Eoin Keith in 2014
Run the first 30km road section to Checkpoint 1, and walk the mountain section(guided or self navigating) for the remainder of the challenge.
We're big on safety on the Challenge! Please help us ensure everyone stays safe!
110 Euro (inclusive of costs)
The entry fee includes:
Please note that we operate a No Refunds and No Transfers policy In the event of extreme weather which would compromise safety, the event will be rescheduled if the permissions allow.