Join in the Endurance Challenge 2068km, Irelands biggest ever endurance event series, which will take place throughout the country in August 2014 in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research.
Participate in one of the four runs in each province, in one of the four regional cycle tours, and in a section of the swim of the River Shannon.
Endurance Challenge 2068km was started by James Colbert and Sean Buckley, who plan to undertake a record triathlon feat by completing the entire 2068km of the Challenge in just 22 days.
The event is in memory of Sean’s father, John Buckley, who passed away from cancer last year.
The cycling routes will feature overnight accommodation, meals, medical and mechanical support, motor cycle outriders, races within each race, tour jerseys, chipped timing and many other extras.
Tour of Connacht starts on Saturday, August 9th: Galway City to Sligo Town; Via: Roscommon, Carrick-On-Shannon - distance: 174.58km or 7-8 hours. Sunday 10th: Sligo Town to Galway City, Via: Westport, Ballinrobe - distance: 184.55km or 7.5-8.5 hours.
Tour of Ulster starts Monday, August 11th: Armagh Town to Derry City; Via: Banbridge, Antrim - distance: 174.25km or 7-8 hours. Tuesday 12th: Derry City to Enniskillen; Via: Strabane, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon - distance: 142.56km or 6-7 hours. Wednesday 13th: Enniskillen to Armagh; via: Cavan, Castleblayney - distance: 153.66km or 6.5-7.5 hours.
Four consecutive marathons will take place in each province.
Each individual marathon is a distance of 42.195km or 26.385 miles, totalling 168.78km. Up to 1,000 runners are invited to join the team at each marathon.
The Endurance Challenge 2,068km team will swim 120 km of the River Shannon. A section of this swim will be open to the public.
Anyone can participate in Endurance Challenge 2068km. Volunteers are also needed at each run, cycle and swim.
Registration fees will go directly to the charity and there are several ways in which participants can raise funds. Funds raised go directly to the charity www.mycharity.ie/charity/breakthroughcancerresearch.
Register by logging onto www.endurancechallenge.ie or for information on Breakthrough Cancer Research, see www.breakthroughcancerresearch.ie