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Join Peter McVerry Trust in 2017 on one of the many walking, running or trekking challenges in Ireland. By taking part and raising funds, you will make a real difference to the lives of young people experiencing homelessness.

Long Walk Home Series 2017

Join us on our Long Walk Home Series in 2017 as we take on the Great Western Greenway during our two day challenge or climb Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland during our one day challenge.

Slieve Donard Challenge, Saturday 27th May 2017

Climb with us as we take on Slieve Donard in Co. Down (the highest peak in Northern Ireland) on Saturday 27th May, 2017.

Over the course of approximately 5 hours, the Mourne Wall will act as your guide to the summit, following a well define path with a total ascent of 850m. The challenge is worth the effort with views on a clear day from the summit reaching as far as the Isle of Man, Wicklow Mountains, Wales and Scotland.

Read more about the Slieve Donard Challenge here.

To register your interest in one, or both, of these challenges please complete the details below.

Register Your Interest - Irish Challenge Events 2017

Great Western Greenway, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April, 2017

****Registration for the Great Western Greenway has now closed****

Take on the longest off road walking and cycling trail in Ireland – the Great Western Greenway in Co. Mayo.

Beginning in Westport on Saturday 29th April, you will walk 42km of the now closed Great Western Railway, finishing on Sunday 30th April on the stunning Keel Beach, on Achill Island. On the way you will pass Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay, and will be rewarded with views of the Nephin Beg Mountains and Clare Island.

Read more about the Great Western Greenway challenge here.

Calcutta Run 2017

Now in its 19th year, this event is a 10 km or 5 km distance through the Phoenix Park organised by A&L Goodbody and the Law Society of Ireland which can be ran or walked. This year’s Calcutta Run will take place on 20th May, 2017, and you can find out more about the event and here.

Wexford Cycle

The Wexford Cycle will take place in 2017 on Saturday 16th September 2017 and will take the traditional Route from UCD to Wexford. More information will be available in the coming weeks and months so be sure to check back for details on how to register.

To see pictures from the 2016 event please click here.

Read more about Welcome Home and the Wexford Cycle here.