Challenge 21 2019 (North East event)
Time & Location
About the Event
Online Registration Only - Options for Self Led and Guided Walking as well as Self Led Jog/Run for those who really want to challenge themselves!
This event involves a 21km walk along the Sliabh Beagh Mountains in North Monaghan. It's a new route, but just as scenic & certainly as challenging!
The challenge is for each walker to get 21 different people to sponsor them €21 to walk 21Km across this rugged terrain. Our target is to raise €50,000 & the funds will go towards the running costs of the centre, which are in the region of €150,000 per year. 21 is the magic number due to the fact that people with Down Syndrome have a third copy of the 21st Chromosome
Upon registration, you will receive an information pack containing more details of the event and ideas on how to raise funds. The Challenge 21 route is graded as “moderately difficult” and incorporates rugged pathways, boggy hillside, forest tracks, grassy trails and a section of tarred public roads. You can sign up to be guided along the route, take the self-led option and walk at your own pace, or use it as an endurance timed trial. Water stations and toilet facilities will be set up along the route.
On the morning of the event, light refreshments will be available at the Sliabh Beagh hotel. A Participant Pack will be provided which will include a bespoke Challenge 21 t-shirt, drawstring backpack & more to help you along the way. A delicious hot buffet meal for each participant will be provided on return to the hotel. We encourage family & friends to cheer you past the finish line!
Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success with 151 people taking on the challenge navigating through the steep, boggy terrain of Sliabh Beagh , Monaghan through grass, gravel & boglands! People came from all corners of Ireland & we even had some visitors from the UK. It was a day where no-one was a stranger & many passed the while chatting whilst admiring the views in this scenic area right on our doorstep here in Co. Monaghan. We raised a total of €51,579.52!!!
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