Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Saving Lives when Every Second Counts

9th July 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Online

Doireann O’Mahony BL presented an expert discussion ‘Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Saving Lives when Every Second Counts’ in aid of Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity.

Date: Friday, July 9th
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Hear from an expert panel of speakers, along with a question and answer session at the end of the event.

Speakers include:

  • Doireann O’Mahony, Barrister – Welcome & Introductions
  • Mr. Justice Anthony Barr, High Court Judge – Opening Remarks
  • Cathal Joyce – Footballer and Cardiac Arrest Survivor
  • Prof Sanjay Sharma – Professor of Cardiology, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London
  • Dr Conor Deasy – Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital
  • Dr Nick Flynn – General Practitioner, Cork
  • Dr Chris Danbury – Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Southhampton
  • Neil Johnson – CEO, Croí Heart & Stroke Charity

This event was in aid of Croí, any donation amount you can give is welcome. 

2021 Croí Corrib Cycle

11th July 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Galway, Ireland

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR: SUNDAY JUNE 12TH

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Croí Corrib Cycle was our first physical fundraising event of the year. Registration is now closed – thank you so much for your support!

Date: Sunday, July 11th, 2021
Location: Start and finish at Peacockes Hotel, Maam Cross, Connemara
Route options: 40km / 80km / 110km
Read our FAQ

Three cycle routes to choose from

Beginners (40K)

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross, heading northwest towards Leenaun and turning back again towards Maam Cross. Click the map to see the route.

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40KM

Intermediate (80K)

Our 80km route offers incredible views and a challenging climb towards Loch na Fooey.

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross, heading northwest towards Leenaun and turning right where you will cycle along Loch na Fooey, towards Finny. You will then continue onto Clonbur and turn back towards Cornamona (before Cong) and finish at Maam Cross. Click the map to see the route.

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Advanced (110K) 

Our 110km route option offers spectacular views and intense climbs for experienced cyclists.

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross and head Northwest to Leenaun, then turning right and taking you over “Lally’s”. From there you will descend into Toormakeady, travelling down Maumtrasna (looking out on Lough Mask) towards Finny and cycling along Lough na Fooey. You will continue on to Clonbur and turn back towards Cornamona (before Cong) and finish at Maam Cross. Click the map to see the route.  

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Thank you to our title sponsor for over 20 years:

6th Annual Croí Night Run

9th October 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 pm Virtual Event

Thank you for taking part in the Croí Night Run!

We are overwhelmed by the support shown for our first virtual Croí Night Run. We had over 1,900 participants this year, and raised in excess of €70,000! It would not have been possible without your support. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and for sharing your virtual experience with us.

Thanks to our incredible sponsor, Evergreen Healthfoods, 100% of proceeds from the Night Run will go directly to Croí.

See you all next year, on October 8th 2021!

Your support makes a huge difference!

The very people that Croí serves are also the most vulnerable to COVID-19, and they need our support more than ever. Our fundraising has been decimated this year, with the cancellation of many of our events. Thanks to our sponsor, Evergreen Healthfoods, 100% of the proceeds from the Night Run go directly to supporting Croí services. This includes supporting our virtual health and support programmes including Heartlink West, our free dedicated community helpline.

In 2020, we raised

70000.00

Amount Raised

Thank you so much for joining us in the 2020 VIRTUAL Croí Night Run! We had over 1,900 participants this year, and raised in excess of €70,000! It would not have been possible without all of your support. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and for sharing your virtual experience with us! A special thank you to those who took the Croí Night Run international this year, with entrants in the UK, Australia, the US and beyond! 

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:

Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way

17th March 2021 9:00 am - 30th April 2021 11:45 pm Virtual Event

Discover the beauty of Ireland’s West Coast with Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way!

This event has ended.

Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life by running, walking or jogging part of this spectacular coastal route on a virtual mission. Your progress will be tracked through our interactive map on iDonate, where people can sponsor you along your way. Your support now is vital – people living with heart disease and stroke need our help more than ever before.

Date: Launching March 17th
Cost: €15. All registrants receive an eco-friendly Couch to Wild Atlantic Way medal! 

Anyone who raises over €50 will receive our NEW Couch to Wild Atlantic Way finishers t-shirt. All funds raised will enable us to continue providing our vital support to those suffering from heart disease and stroke, who are most at risk during these difficult times.

How to take part:

  • Register and choose a virtual coastal walk along the Wild Atlantic Way (Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork). See guidance below on which coastal walk is best for you.
  • Once registered, you will receive a link to your Wild Atlantic Way route on iDonate.
  • Start walking/running in your local area within current restrictions. You can upload your steps to our interactive map to move down your chosen route, or you can sync your steps to the map using FitBit or Strava!
  • Share your journey along the way and help raise vital funds for Croí.

For your virtual walk, you can select a walk along the coast of Counties: Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry or Cork. Participants can choose to take part in this 6 week challenge as an individual, as part of a team or at your own pace. 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 kilometres you should walk every day in order to complete the challenge in 6 weeks.

Bring your team together for this stunning virtual challenge in aid of Croí. We can create specific and/or branded team pages where each member’s progress and fundraising will be added to the team total. An interactive team map will also mark the team’s Kilometres travelled as they virtually walk, run or jog this spectacular coastal route together. Fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you to create your team page!

The below routes are best suited to larger teams:

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The 2021 London Marathon

3rd October 2021 12:00 am - 11:45 pm London

Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned marathoner, join our Croí Marathon Team and help raise vital funds to support our life-saving work. It is a fantastic experience and knowing that you have done it for a great cause makes it even better! #TeamCroi

For more information, please contact Christine@croi.ie

The 2021 Chicago Marathon

10th October 2021 12:00 am - 11:45 pm Chicago

Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned marathoner, join our Croí Marathon Team and help raise vital funds to support our life-saving work. It is a fantastic experience and knowing that you have done it for a great cause makes it even better! #TeamCroi

For more information, please contact Christine@croi.ie
New York City Marathon | Croi Heart & Stroke Charity

The 2021 New York City Marathon

7th November 2021 12:00 am - 11:45 pm New York

Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned marathoner, join our Croí Marathon Team and help raise vital funds to support our life-saving work. It is a fantastic experience and knowing that you have done it for a great cause makes it even better! #TeamCroi

For more information, please contact Christine@croi.ie

Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way 2020

10th June 2020 9:00 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: 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
All registrants receive a special, eco-friendly Couch to Wild Atlantic Way medal!
Read our FAQ page

Interested in completing this challenge as a team?

Bring your team together for this stunning virtual challenge in aid of Croí. We can create specific and/or branded team pages where each member’s progress and fundraising will be added to the team total. An interactive team map will also mark the team’s kilometres travelled as they virtually walk, run or jog this spectacular coastal route together. 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 on a 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 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. Participants can choose to take part in this 6 week challenge as an individual, as part of a team or at your own pace. 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 kilometres you should walk every day in order to complete the challenge in 6 weeks.

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May’s Christmas Garden

1st December 2020 - 5th January 2021 4:54 pm Tuam Road, Galway

May’s Christmas Garden is all aglow again this year and Croí is delighted to be the benefiting charity!

Every year, Galway Road in Tuam is lit up brightly by May’s Christmas Lights to the delight of families that come from near and far, all in an effort to raise much needed funds for Croí, the West of Ireland Heart and Stroke Charity.

Unfortunately, this year it will not be possible to walk in around the fantastic displays in May’s Christmas Garden, but you will be able to experience the magic of May’s Christmas Lights through pictures and videos on the Croí webpage.

You may also venture down to Tuam and drive past the garden to see the displays and lights in person. There will be a box to make cash donations at May’s Christmas Garden.

You can also donate by following the link here!

28th Annual Annaghdown St. Stephen’s Day Turkey Walk

26th December 2020 12:00 am - 11:45 pm Annaghdown, Co. Galway

Organised by Croí Friends of Annaghdown

The 28th Annual Annaghdown St. Stephen’s Day Turkey Walk is going virtual this year and the Croí Friends of Annaghdown are inviting everyone to take part by walking or running a 5k or 10k in their local area!

Date: December 26th
Location: Your local area
Registration: €10 – register now!

All registrants are automatically entered into this year’s Turkey Walk Raffle – prizes include:

  • 2 nights B&B, plus 1 evening meal for 2 at the Clifden Station House Hotel
  • 2 nights B&B, plus 1 evening meal for 2 at the Great National Hotel, Ballina
  • Afternoon Tea with Bubbly for 2 at the House Hotel, Latin Quarter, Galway
  • Shampoo and Blowdry at David Martin Hairdressing Group
  • €30 Gift Voucher for Peter Mark

Over the last 27 years the Croí Friends of Annaghdown have held the St. Stephens Day Turkey Walk & Fun Run, raising in excess of €250,000 in the fight against Heart Disease and Stroke. We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the 1st ever Virtual Turkey Walk & Fun Run and share your pictures on social media, making sure to tag Croí – fancy dress optional!!

If you would like to create your own personal Turkey Walk Fundraising page and help raise additional funds to support Croí’s work, you can do so here: www.idonate.ie/turkeywalk

Please adhere to Government guidelines at all times.

Raffle terms and conditions:

  1. Raffle entry is €10 per person.
  2. Entry is through iDonate.ie or by calling Peter Flaherty on 086 2515263 for more details
  3. Entry to raffle is closed at 8pm Saturday 26th
  4. Raffle draw takes place on 27th
  5. Prizes are as outlined on iDonate.ie
  6. Winners will be announced on Croí Facebook Page
  7. Prizes cannot be exchanged for money