Starting in Ireland on 6th September, Orbis is once again a beneficiary for the Sporting Proud Triathlon at Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow. You can compete in either the Sprint (swim 750m, cycle 20km, run 5km) or, if you’re up for a bigger challenge, the Olympic (swim 1.5km, cycle 40km, run 10km) event; either as an individual or as part of a team. If you don’t have a full team, don’t worry, Orbis can pair you up! I signed up for the Sprint (and my first) triathlon last year. I found little time for training, but I completed it and what an achievement! Whether this is your first ever triathlon or you are an experienced athlete, we need your support, sign up today at www.sportingproud.org/register
This November, Orbis is once again heading to Addis Ababa for the Great Ethiopian Run. This trip is a MUST! Orbis has taken a group to the Run since 2008 and I haven’t missed a year! There is a reason for that… The run itself is like a carnival, as you are swept through the streets of Addis Ababa by the 36,000 Ethiopians singing and dancing along the 10km route. As part of the week long trip we will also show you the sights and traditions of Ethiopia and, most importantly, travel to rural Ethiopia to witness the sight-saving work of Orbis. For more information visit our website www.orbis.org/
In May 2015 we will head to Peru to take on one of the most popular treks in the world – The Inca Trail. This trek manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and a stunning mix of Inca ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”. This trek should be on everyone’s bucket list, so please get in touch today to sign up.
Since 2007, Orbis has been working to eliminate a blinding and life destroying disease – trachoma – from the poorest of the poor in Ethiopia. The funds raised from taking part in just one of these events will go towards transforming a region of southern Ethiopia to ensure the next generation do not grow up with the threat of avoidable blindness. For more information visitwww.orbis.org/country/Ethiopia