Ronan McCormack Charity Challenge 2017
A fun-filled, challenging and entertaining event held over 24 hours in Roscommon town and it’s surrounds
The event starts on the evening of March 3rd with a 5km & 10km walk/jog/run around Roscommon Town. The Moonlight Run will commence at 8pm. Saturday will commence at 9am with cycle routes covering two distances, 65km & 105km. Each route will take cyclists on a tour of the county of Roscommon and it’s neighbouring counties. All levels of cyclists are catered for in this event.
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 4 years, this charity challenge, has raised a total of €108,815. 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 2017 are:
- Pieta House
- The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
- Roscommon Special Olympics Club
- Burrenview Child Development Centre Galway
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 early January to encourage activity and participation for everyone.
Event details and schedule:
- Friday 3rd March 2017 – Moonlight Walk/Jog/Run @ 8pm
- Saturday 4th March 2017 – Cycle @ 9am
Free T-shirt for all Moonlight Walk/Jog/Run participants
Free Cyclist Water Bottle for all Cycle participants