Dublin Mountains Challenge 2017 for Barretstown
The upcoming Dublin Mountains Challenge is a fundraising walk for Barretstown. The route follows the picturesque and way-marked Dublin Mountains Way. The event starts in Tallaght and you can choose to walk the 24km route to Three Rock or the 42km route to Shankill.
In an ideal world Barretstown wouldn’t exist. Children wouldn’t get serious illnesses. But life isn’t fair and children around the country are heroically battling ordeals that have no place in childhood.
Barretstown provides free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care. Furthermore, everything, including accommodation, food and medical assistance are provided at no cost to the family.
Since Barretstown opened in 1994, 30,000 children have been given a chance to simply be children again for a short time. It will cost €5 million this year to provide these seriously fun camps. Who wouldn’t want to help?
On Sunday 28th May you can lace up your boots and take to the hills to make a real difference to these seriously sick children. The walk is in its 4th year and is extremely well organised with food, toilets etc. In addition, you can enter individually or as part of a team of 4.
The Dublin Mountains Way has been noted as one of the 1,001 most scenic walks in the world. The views over the city and bay are unbeatable. Hence this is no ordinary fundraiser. A memorable day is guaranteed.
Registration costs €50 for 24km or €75 for 42km if you enter as an individual. A team of 4 costs €175 for 24km or €250 for 42km. Each person taking part is asked to raise an additional €100 in sponsorship.
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves…’ Sir Edmund Hillary
Make a difference.