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March 20OOYOâ„¢ SportsCharity Events

Many sports events, runs, treks and challenges are organised for the purpose of fundraising for charities in Ireland.  The tradition of organising charity sports events has become increasingly popular and provides many participants with a personal challenge and motivation to get fit and reach new goals.  Irish people have long been recognised for their generosity and support for charities both at home and overseas. 


The variety of these charity fundraising events in Ireland is also increasing with the focus on running, walking, cycling and team events to the more extreme adventure sports, long distance swimming and triathlon events.   Charity fundraising events in Ireland have also been made more popular by the involvement of celebrities and sports professionals who have both endorsed and participated in these events.


These charity fundraising events are not just challenging but are very rewarding and fun.  So if you are looking for your next goal or personal challenge in 2013 why not choose from some of the following charity fundraising events, treks or challenges:


Charity Fundraising Events in Ireland    

(This List is dated March 2013) 


Childrens Education and Development Fun are holding a 5K FUN RUN in Irishtown Stadium on Friday 5th of April. This Fun Run is to help raise fund our newly opened Secondary School in Masaka, Uganda.


Sunrise Summit Challenge in aid of the Irish Red Cross

The Irish Red Cross has launched the ‘Sunrise Summit Challenge’, a brand new charity adventure which will simultaneously take place at ten mountain locations across Ireland. The Sunrise Summit Challenge will see participants hike through the early morning darkness on April 14th.


National Lunar Walk Series – Galway in aid of Diabetes Ireland

The National Lunar Walk Series in aid of Diabetes Ireland has Lunar Walks taking place in Galway on the Thurs 25th April 2013.  Other walks in the series take place in Waterford, Cork and Dublin. These events vary from 10km midweek walks to our 20km/30km walks.


Ronnie Whelan's Cork - Galway Walk for Myasthenia Gravis Association

Ronnie Whelan is taking on the challenge of walking from Cork to Galway from 31st May to 4th June for Myasthenia Gravis Association.   Ronnie, with celebrity friends and volunteers, will walk 126 miles starting in Cork and finish in Galway City Centre.  Are you up to it?


Four Peaks Challenge 2013 in aid of Focus Ireland

The Focus Ireland Four Peak Challenge on weekend of June 7th -9th 2013. Conquer Ireland four highest mountains and tackle homelessness.  4 Peaks, 1 Weekend, 11,937 ft.!! Are you up for it?


GaddinAbtGarnish Swim in aid of  the Bantry Inshore Search & Rescue Association.

Annual circumnavigational Swim around Garnish Island in Aid of BISRA on 8th June 2013. Suitable for experts & novices alike. Min. age 12 years. There are swim options available for Experts, Intermediate, Novices to Open Water Swimming. Non-wetsuit & Wetsuited swimmers are welcome.


Kerry Challenge in aid of Debra Ireland 

Discover the spectacular countryside and coastline of the South West on the DEBRA Ireland Kerry Challenge 14th June 2013.  Runners and walkers will be given the option of two routes each morning averaging 10-15km and 20-25km, making this event suitable for all levels of fitness.


Trailtrekker 2013 in aid of Oxfam

Trailtrekker 2013 takes place on Sat 15th June -Gather your team of three to six people together and raise vital funds in this fun event that finishes with a big party in Carlingford. Choose from a 25km or a more challenging 50km route.


Walk The Line in aid of Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue

The 2013 Summer Solstice “Walk the Line” Challenge in support of Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team is now open. This year’s event will take place in the picturesque setting of Gelndalough, Options to choose from Two Epic Challenges!


Dublin Simon Fun Run 2013

2013 marks the 30th year of the Dublin Simon 5 Mile Fun Run, in Phoenix Park.  The event takes place 12th Oct 2013 and is a professionally organised 5 mile run in association with AAI. Each runner will receive a timing chip, T-shirt, medal & goody bag. 


Charity Treks and Challenges Overseas


Suas Everest Base Camp Trek 

Experience the breath-taking Himalayas with Irish Charity Suas Educational Development! The Suas Everest Base Camp Trek, take place on the 4th May 2013 and offers superb value for money at €1950 + Fundraising All Inclusive!


MS Ireland- Camino De Santiago Trek 

MS Ireland Camino De Santiago Trek is on the 1st June 2013. Doing the Camino with a group of MS walkers is a brilliant way to see the Camino because they selected the best bits and you travel with a group of like-minded people who have a great sense of adventure and fun.   


Mt Kilimanjaro In Aid of Concern 

Mt Kilimanjaro In Aid Of Concern on 15th Aug 2013.  It’s the highest mountain in Africa and one of the most famous in the world. Let’s face it, it’s the mountain everyone says they would love to climb.


Tri-Adventure Kenya In Aid Of Concern 

Calling all adventurers! 5th September 2013. Here is a challenge to get stuck into: trek, cycle and water raft your way around Kenya on this tri-adventure of a lifetime.


Grand Canyon Challenge in aid of Laura Lynn 

LauraLynn, Ireland's ONLY Hospice for Children announce their first big overseas charity trek - the Grand Canyon Challenge. The trek sets off on 28th Sept '13 & takes you deep into the Canyon as you tackle over 72km of trails through this magnificent gorge, camping out under the stars.


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OOYO Sports is a FREE resource for promotion sports events and activities.  You can upload your charity fundraising events, treks and challenges by registering and adding your event details.