Come join us on April 30th 2016 for the 6th annual MonsterMac adventure race. The MonsterMAC (Munster Adventure Challenge) is set in the picturesque Millstreet Country Park and brings together a mix of off road running and road biking.
The area offers some of the most unspoilt countryside at the base of MusheraMore in the Boggeragh mountains to make all 3 legs both challenging and rewarding.
The energetic participants travelled from far and near to this annual event where a truly enthusiastic spirit was very much in evidence. Sincere congratulations to [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful MonsterMAC at Millstreet Country Park”
Monstermac 2015: Ireland’s unique adventure race with a varied mix of challenging on road biking, off road running and a short kayak section will be held in Millstreet Country Park in just three days time – Saturday 25th of April 2015. Registration is still open !
Donal Kelleher, Rose Rea and Denis Kelleher
MonsterMac Adventure Race
Millstreet Country Park
(pic John Tarrant – The Corkman)
[Photo thanks to John F Kelleher]
See lots of more photos from today on the MonsterMac Facebook Page
This year, there’s a new cycle route which will take in Millstreet Town, and thre’s also a new route for the mountain run.
So get over to monstermac.ie where there’s only 4 days left to register
(registration closes on Thursday night)
Join Ireland’s unique adventure race on Saturday 26th April 2014. With a varied mix of challenging on road biking, off road running and a short kayak section, it is set to get the hearts racing on either the 64km MonsterMAC EXPERT category, the somewhat shorter 33km BigMAC SPORT category or the 20km “BabyMAC” event which is achievable by anyone looking for their first ever adventure challenge.
More information about the event soon, in the meantime it is time to start training! 🙂
The future for MonsterMAC
Marie Griffin, and her MonsterMAC team of organisers, are unfortunately no longer in a position to manage the event www.monstermac.ie. She and many others would like to see this fun Millstreet event continue to grow in the future so if any individual or group is interested, please feel free to contact Marie as soon as possible on 086 171 2326 to discuss.
offered an opportunity for a Millstreet based charity or club to raise funds by volunteering to Marshal and help at the Saturday April 27th adventure race hosted in the Country Park.
We now have 5 entries for the €800 prize for a minimum of 25 volunteers
Aubane Social, COPE, LTV2, Millstreet Macra & Millstreet Development
Each will provide a representative (or two or ten!!)
to meet in the
Friday 15th March at 8pm.
We’ll invite each of the applicants to say a few words about why they have applied and what they would use the money for (if their name came out of the hat!!). We’ll have a short chat about MonsterMAC and then we’ll have the draw (it will be less than an hour).
are offering an opportunity for a Millstreet based charity or club to raise funds by volunteering to Marshal and help at the Saturday April 27th adventure race hosted in the Country Park.
€800 is on offer to local charities or sports clubs. Charities or sports clubs wishing to avail of this generous offer must be willing to supply 25 voluteers on the day for about six hours.
If interested send an e-mail to
for the attention of Marie Griffin before 28 February. If we have a significant number of applicants, we will carry out a draw for the winning charity/club…. It could be you but if you’re not in, you can’t win……
So will you be conquering the Munster Monster this year???
This weekend saw the second MonsterMac adventure race in Millstreet Co. Cork. Unfortunately I was not a competitor but this time the shoe was on the other foot I was one of the organizers and it’s a totally different perspective. A long day was put in on the day before the race marking the run routes and the bike routes. Transition areas were put up and registration set and ready. Thankfully the rain stayed away but it was a frosty morning and the sun rarely appeared so the layers were needed for this race. This year we put on a shorter route the BabyMac to encourage first timers and we had 70 brave virgin adventurers.
MonsterMAC 2012 – Millstreet Country Park – Saturday 28th April – 10 a.m.
There are three levels of race this year with the inclusion of Ireland’s shortest adventure race for all participants over age 16 eligible to enter.
And if getting fit is one of your 2012 ambitions, like most people starting out for the first time, you’ll need a plan, some support and a few targets like the MonsterMAC challenge.
BabyMAC is part of the now popular MonsterMAC Adventure Challenge www.monstermac.ie offering an ideal distance for a beginner fitness enthusiast with a 3.5km run, 16km cycle and 400m kayak around a crannog lake. You’ll need your own bike and helmet, but the kayaks and compulsory buoyancy aids are provided and many of last year’s participants couldn’t kayak or swim! And you can meet with the more experienced athletes doing the longer distances that day – i.e. BigMAC and MonsterMAC. [read more …] “MonsterMAC 2012 – Time to get Fit”
Thanks to the Trojan efforts of enthusiastic and dedicated organisers like Marie, Hannelie, Hilary, Joanie and Paul who co-ordinated some 187 energetic participants and 53 very hard working volunteers, the overall response of [read more …] “Monster MAC Event in Millstreet Gets Full Marks from Enthusiastic Participants!!”
To the all the people of Millstreet and its surrounds
Hilary, Paul and Marie would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all your wonderful support and help for The Monster Mac. Without it the event would not have happened. It was so nice to work with so many friendly and enthusiastic people and with all that positive energy we would hope to be back again next year. Millstreet is a unique town with an amazingly strong community spirit. The Céad Míle Fáilte is alive and well in the community of Millstreet.
It is almost time for the MONSTERMAC adventure race.
Running races and feel like something different?
8km trail run : Road Bike 25km and Kayak 400m is possible if you can run the Glebe (8km)
If you don’t feel like taking part but would like to support as a marshall on the day contact 087 417 9110
Join Ireland’s best adventure race – a new challenge. With a varied mix of challenging on road biking, off road running and a short kayak section, it is set to get the hearts racing on either the 65km MonsterMAC EXPERT category or somewhat easier 35km SPORT category.