Croí is excited to launch this year’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way Virtual Challenge, with the third year promising to be even better with the addition of the new Wild Atlantic Wellness Programme!
Join Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity, on a virtual 6-week challenge around the Atlantic Coast and embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life by walking, jogging or running your desired route, with support and advice from the Croí Health Team along the way. You can also gather friends, family or colleagues to join you to tackle a coastal route together – this challenge has an option to suit everyone!
The challenge kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 2022, and participants can choose to take part as an individual or as part of a team. Once you have chosen your desired route, you can track your progress through an interactive map – tracking your distance and virtually moving down the coast as you complete kilometers each week. The interactive map also allows for others to track your progress too, with the option to support you via sponsorship.
The various route options available mean that you can select the right challenge for you based on your fitness level. The individual routes are broken down by county (Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry and Cork), ranging from 148 km in distance (the Sligo route) to 604 km (the Donegal route). The team routes take you on a longer journey along the Wild Atlantic Way but with a few options to choose from depending on the size of your group and fitness levels. The full route takes you on a journey around the entire Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, from Donegal to Cork, an impressive 2,735 km.
“The best thing about the Couch to Wild Atlantic Way Virtual Challenge is that you can take part from wherever you are in the world. This year, we are excited to share the addition of the Wild Atlantic Wellness Programme where experts from the Croí Health Team will be sharing their knowledge and providing support and advice with a weekly video message to enhance your experience and to inspire you on your heart health journey during the challenge and beyond,” says Croí’s Fundraising Director, Christine Flanagan.
Proceeds from this event will go directly to supporting Croí services, such as our virtual health and support programmes, including Heartlink West, and the Croí Courtyard Apartments.
“We hope you will join us on this virtual mission in aid of Croí. Your support is vital and every euro raised will help the important fight against heart disease and stroke,” says Flanagan.
Registration is just €15, and all registrants will receive an eco-friendly Couch to Wild Atlantic Way medal, PLUS participants who raise over €50 will receive a special Croí beanie!
Register now at www.croiwaw.ie and get ready to start your Couch to Wild Atlantic Way Virtual Challenge.
Let’s fight heart disease and stroke together, one step at a time.