Friday 2nd March 2018
Roscommon Leisure Zone: Lanesboro Road, Roscommon, Ireland
The 6th annual Ronan McCormack Charity Challenge takes place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March 2018.
This will be a fun-filled, challenging and entertaining event and will be held over 24 hours in Roscommon town and it's surrounds. The event starts on the evening of March 2nd with a 5km & 10km walk/jog/run around Roscommon Town. This Moonlight Run will commence at 8pm.
Saturday March 3rd will commence at 9am with cycle routes covering two distances, 65km & 125km. Each route will take cyclists on a tour of the county of Roscommon and it's neighbouring counties. This is not a timed event. All levels of cyclists are catered for in this event.
Both these events are a perfect way to start the athletic calendar and provide an excellent goal for all New Year’s resolutions.
This charity challenge weekend is organised in memory of a wonderful young Roscommon Town man, Ronan McCormack. Ronan left this world tragically on the 8th of May 2010 as a result of a road traffic accident, aged just 26 years. This event aims to turn a tragedy into something positive. Over the past 5 years, this charity challenge, has raised a total of €131,915. Charities that have benefited from it include: The Jack and Jill Foundation, Roscommon Special Olympics Club, Pieta House, Crannog Child Respite Galway, Burrenview Child Development Centre and Roscommon Mayo Hospice. This funding has gone to help those in our society who have greater needs than us and who sometimes struggle with the simple things we all take for granted.
The chosen charities for 2018 are:
-Childrens Special Needs, Galway
-Roscommon Special Olympics Club
The purpose of this weekend is to raise awareness of the good work being carried out by these charities while sharing lots of fun and laughter and helping to promote health and happiness.
It is also an opportunity for everyone to get out and get active. Cycling and running classes will commence 2nd January to encourage activity and participation for everyone. I expect that this event similar to the previous 5, will be very well supported and bring athletes and onlookers into town which should benefit the local business community.
Friday 2nd March 2018 - Moonlight Walk/Jog/Run @ 8pm
Saturday 3rd March 2017 - Cycle @ 9am
Free T-shirt for all Moonlight Walk/Jog/Run participants AND all Cyclists
Event location: Roscommon Leisure Zone, Lanesboro Road, Roscommon Town