Tuesday 16 July 2019

Best foot forward: 50-mile walk to raise vital funds for cancer patients

Rossie Grall, John Jo Farrelly and Marie Masterson climb Loughcrew megalithic cairns, Co Meath, for the launch of this year’s event. Photo: Andres Poveda
Rossie Grall, John Jo Farrelly and Marie Masterson climb Loughcrew megalithic cairns, Co Meath, for the launch of this year’s event. Photo: Andres Poveda
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Participants from the 32 counties are preparing to tackle the eighth Moylagh 50-Mile Challenge on June 8 and raise vital funds for cancer patients.

The event will see up to 1,000 people set off at 6am on a 50-mile (80km) route around Meath, Cavan and Westmeath. To date, €575,000 has been raised for the Irish Cancer Society and LARCC Cancer Support Centre. The challenge inherits its name from an endurance test first handed down by John F Kennedy to the military to cover 50 miles on foot within 20 hours. Participants can walk as much or as little as they want.

Visit www.50milechallenge.com for further information.

Flag day: Organisers call for volunteers from the 32 counties to join them on the Moylagh 50-Mile Challenge on June 8. Photo: Andres Poveda
Flag day: Organisers call for volunteers from the 32 counties to join them on the Moylagh 50-Mile Challenge on June 8. Photo: Andres Poveda

Irish Independent

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