Quest Glendalough wins national event award at the Outsider Awards

Ken Costigan from Great Outdoors Dublin presenting the Best Outdoor Adventure Event award to Kelly Crichton and Oliver Kirwan from Quest Glendalough at the Outsider Magazine awards which recognise people who have done extraordinary things on the outdoor adventure scene.

The team behind Quest Glendalough is celebrating having won the ‘Best Outdoor/Adventure Event of 2017’ at the Outsider Awards. Representatives of Quest were in Dublin on Wednesday at the Sugar Club to receive their award.

Quest Glendalough took place on 8th of April 2017 and more than 1700 participants took part. Quest saw off stiff competition from 26 other shortlisted events from around Ireland, to claim the prize.

Oliver Kirwan, Race Director said, “We are really delighted to win this award. We work hard all year delivering world-class events and Quest Glendalough really is an amazing day out. We’re very fortunate to have lots of support locally and on the ground where we run our events. We’re looking forward to bringing lots more enjoyable events to our participants in the year ahead. Thanks to everyone who voted for us to win.”

At the awards Quest Glendalough was praised for topping the poll of events for best outdoor/adventure event of 2017. It was hailed as ‘a firm favourite on Ireland’s adventure calendar’. The Outsider Awards recognise the very best in the outdoor and adventure scene in Ireland.

Quest Glendalough is an adventure race which involves racers running and cycling through the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Valley as well as kayaking across the spectacular Upper Lake and finishing the race in the shadows of the monastic round tower which epitomises the Glendalough area. Places for this year’s event are selling fast, you can find out more and sign up at

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