Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way

10th June 2020 12:00 am - 22nd July 2020 11:45 pm Wild Atlantic Way
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Discover the beauty of Ireland’s West Coast with Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way!

Date: Starts June 10 (Typically takes 6 weeks, join when you like!)
Location: Choose your virtual coastal walk along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim, Mayo, Galway or Clare! You then start walking in and around your area within current restrictions, recording how far you exercised and then upload the distance on our specially-designed website to move down the coast! See below for guidance on which coastal walk is best for you.
Cost: €15 each or €40 for families
Participants receive a special, eco-friendly Couch to Wild Atlantic Way medal!
Read our FAQ page

Interested in completing this challenge as a team? Contact christine@croi.ie for more information!

Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life by running, walking or jogging part of this spectacular coastal route over the next six weeks on this virtual mission. Your progress will be tracked through our interactive map on iDonate, where people can sponsor you along your way.

Join us on this stunning mission, in aid of Croí. Your support now is vital – people living with heart disease and stroke are at great risk if affected by COVID-19, and need our support more than ever before. Please register now!

The process is easy – register now on the Croí website and we will send you instructions on how to select a county coastal walk and start your virtual mission using the platform iDonate. You can link your virtual mission to an app like Strava, which will track your kilometres and move you down the coast, or you can manually upload your distance walked.

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Which Wild Atlantic Way Walk is best for me?

For your virtual walk, you can select a walk along the coast of Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim, Mayo, Galway or Clare. Here is some advice so you can select the right challenge for you depending on your fitness level at the moment. Example:

  • If you walk 1-2 times per week, the coast of Sligo/Leitrim would be best for you.
  • If you walk most days of the week, the Galway coast is a good choice for you.

Each challenge is described in the box below. It tells you how long the challenge that you selected is and gives you a guide on how many kilometers you should walk every day in order to meet the challenge within the 6 week deadline.

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