Tinahely: ready for the Challenge ahead!
Runners and walkers have once again the opportunity to face the sporting challenge of a lifetime when the now annual Tinahely Challenge in aid of Pieta House takes place on Saturday, 12 September 2015.
This year’s challenge, organised by Tinahely Community Projects with generous local community support, promises to be a bigger and better event featuring a 32 kilometre run; a 30 kilometre walk for the battle-hardy participant; or a leisurely 15 kilometre walk for the less experienced participant.
Building on the success of last year’s event, which raised a fantastic €7000 for Pieta House, the community of Tinahely would like to see not only all last year’s Challengers return to the Tinahely Hills, but hopefully lots of new faces - and legs- as well!
Participants can register for this event by emailing their chosen distance, contact details, including name and contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is free, but a minimum €40 sponsorship or donation is required on the day. Updates on the Challenge 2015 can be found on the website, tinahely.ie or Facebook Tinahely Community Projects.
Tinahely Community Projects (TCP) is a group of local volunteers, with an elected committee, assembled to oversee various projects in the Tinahely area. The organisation functions as an umbrella group incorporating Tidy Towns, walking trails, the recycling centre and works to promote Tinahely as an attractive tourist destination. TCP has overseen a number of hugely successful walking trail projects in the village. These projects include the hugely popular Railway Walk, and Railway Walk Extension; and the creation of 4 national looped walking trails covering over 40 kilometres, making Tinahely a walking hub for all of County Wicklow.
As 80% of the organisation’s funding comes from public donations, fundraising is vital to ensure an ability to cope with the increasing numbers seeking help. To date, over 11,000 people have been seen and helped by Pieta House.
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