One of Europe’s most exciting and challenging endurance events; a 67km event across some of the most stunning scenery Ireland has to offer.
Amnesty International is delighted to announce that is the charity partner for Gaelforce West 2014. The event is one of Europe’s most exciting and challenging endurance events; a 67km event across some of the most stunning scenery Ireland has to offer.
The event starts from Glassilaun beach in Co Galway and will see competitors run, cycle and hike across bogland, trails, sealed roads, up Croagh Patrick and kayak across the majestic water of Killary Fjord, before crossing the finish line at the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo.
Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland who will himself take part in the event said, “Amnesty International is delighted to be the charity partner for Gaelforce West 2014. It’s fantastic to be part of such an incredible event, in such a beautiful part of Ireland. It promises to be a great day, and a great opportunity for participants to raise much-needed funds for our work to protect human rights across the globe.”
“I’m really looking forward to the event and to being part of Team Amnesty myself at this years Gaelforce West. Having looked at the course, I’m a combination of excited and daunted at the prospect at this stage. But I’m keeping myself focused on getting my training right and looking forward to being the fittest I’ve ever been by August 16, though what state I will be in onAugust 17 is less certain!”
Ciara Young of Gaelforce Events says “We are very pleased to have such a worthy charity on board for our biggest race of the year and we encourage all of our participants to raise funds for Amnesty as part of this life-changing adventure challenge”.
“We are delighted that Amnesty are encouraging participants to join their team as we at Gaelforce really believe that being part of a team when doing one of our events provides support, motivation and morale and it is a great help in making it across the finish line!”
“Gaelforce West is a perfect event to challenge every level of competitor and is a worthy vehicle for raising funds for a charity such as Amnesty – if participants feel they have committed to Amnesty for fundraising it will really give them that extra push to cross the line on the day.”
Bray 10km Cliff Run is on 5th April 2014 www.gaelforceevents.com/
Gaelforce West is on 16th August 2014 and is 67km in length www.gaelforceevents.com/west/