The 2nd Annual Currane Charity Challenge will take place on Saturday, 5th October 2013 to raise funds for Carers Services in Co Mayo.
The event comprises a 31km cycle around the picturesque Currane Peninsula whose winding roads along the shores of Clew Bay offer spectacular sites for all.
Following the cycle, participants are challenged to climb Currane Hill (height 524m). The full climb (up and down)covers a distance of approximately 6 km.
Climbers will have a rough bog road for a good portion of the climb and then venture over heather and bog to reach the summit where they can take in breathtaking views of Clew Bay’s many islands.
Last year’s event attracted participants of all fitness levels from elite competitors to beginner level. As this is a charity event, individuals may choose to complete all or part of the challenge.
The main aim of the event is to have fun while raising funds to support family carers throughout the county. Co Mayo has 6,558 family carers (CSO 2011).
This is one of the highest numbers of carers per capita in the nation. Care for individuals can vary. However, family carers often provide high levels of care, working long hours around the clock on a daily basis, to ensure their loved ones can remain at home.
Prizes will be awarded to the top male and top female finishers. All participants will receive a commemorative medal for their efforts and will be entered into a draw for sponsored prizes from many local businesses throughout Co Mayo.
Post-event refreshments will be available to all participants compliments of the Currane Community. A huge thank you to all the local businesses who are supporting this year’s event!
To register log onto www.curranechallenge.com.
On entering, each participant agrees to raise sponsorship and/or donate a minimum of €50 in aid of Carers Services in Co Mayo. Commemorative t-shirts may also be pre-ordered on the website and collected on the day of the event.
Entries are also being taken on www.runireland.com Preregistration is encouraged.
Day of Race registration will commence at 7.30 am on Saturday, the 5th and will close promptly at 9.00 am. All participants must wear a helmet for the cycle portion of the event.
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