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Emerald Enduro Public Lottery Closing Soon - New Challenger Category


Greg Carrick 2016

Emerald Enduro - 2017

Happy new year! We're back, the Emerald Enduro 2017 is only a scant four months away and we're busy working our magic on the trails of Carrick preparing to welcome back the Enduro World Series for a staggering third straight year in a row.

It's hard to believe it now with Europe suffering a deep freeze at the time of writing but last May saw riders and spectators basking in the glorious Wicklow sun watching local boy Greg Callaghan take a second straight win in a row and sparking another epic party. Enduro World Series World Champion Richie Rude finished third and recently named the Emerald Enduro as his 2016 race of the year.

In fact it was a spectacular day for the Irish with Greg taking the win in the Elite men category, young superstar Leah Maunsell winning Under 21 Women, Killian Callaghan Under 21 Men and long time legend Robin Seymour in Master Men. The Spectators did us proud too with one of the noisiest rounds of the series that left racers hungry for more.

Katy practise

The good news is that May is only around the corner. The competitor entry window is open till midnight Thursday the 26th GMT so there's still time to enter as we send this. There's also still time to sort that training plan out and we have the added advantage of a Challenger category on the Saturday, new for this year.

New Challenger event for 2017

For 2017 we have a new category and race day. Saturday the 27th will see a new Challenger event for amateur riders who will take on 4 of the full EWS stages in the hunt for glory. We'll have a huge rider party on the Saturday night following your exertions before the Professionals and lottery riders get to take on the full 6 stages on the Sunday.

The course will be open for full practise on Friday the 26th of May where the Challenger riders will be rubbing shoulders with the World Elite. Saturday will see the EWS racers practise stages 5-6 while the Challenger event takes place on stage 1-4.

Of course you can still apply for the lottery for the full EWS experience and judging by the volume of people on the hill on race day for the past two years we know you'll want a taste of the action.


Registration for the full EWS series is currently open. Check www.enduroworldseries.com for full details. We will announce details of the Challenger entry at a later date.

● 26th January 2017 - public lottery closes (23:59 GMT)

● 28th January 2017 - successful public lottery applicants notified

● 15th February 2017 - Challenger event entry opens

● 26th May 2017 - Expo and training open for the Emerald Enduro

We can't wait to see you all in May and of course we'll be keeping you right up to date here on the goings on in the run up to the Emerald Enduro. As always we are looking for marshals so get in touch if you are interested through our social media channels.

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