from Patsy McGonagle Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge is on the way once again . The 10 mile international event which has developed in the two years since the opening attempt in 2010 attracting close to 500 and is confident of increased participant this Easter Saturday April 7th 2pm
A community event which also willl once again have an interested international dimension with a group already signed up . The project being driven by the local Development Assoc. who in addition to rolling out an opportunity for local people hopes to build the atmosphere for participants, in an area renowned for its beautiful scenery ,world class golf courses ,hilll walking ,surfing ,excellent hotels offering special deals for the period , the complete package for interests over the normally quiet Easter weekend .
An added dimension this time round will be a 100m beach run for primary school children from Inishowen certificates for all and a few Easter eggs . Sunday morning offers a number of led walks from the village . All in all a weekend of activity .
Held against the backdrop of the Isle Of Doagh ,Lagg,Malin and the local iconic landmark that is Glashedy finishing on Pollan Beach .
Run / Walk / Jog this challenge is for all and now is the time to commit as Race Director and London Olympic Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle outlined ‘talk right now after the festive season is of getting fitter,healthier,losing weight etc so why not commit bringing your family and friends on board ‘ Full dertails on www.visitballyliffin.com on which you will find entry form leaving it in with staff at ballyliffin P O , queries if neccessary at [email protected] or help spread the word by logging on to facebook/ ballyliffin international 10 ml coastal challenge and like like like building interest .
The race route can be viewed on youtube as can a promo video done for 2011 which gives a flavour . The race which is slowly building a national /international reputation can in 2012 be the best ever .
This years event also extends an invitation to all voluntary organisations in the Inishowen area to use the Coastal challenge as a conduit for raising finance for their club,association etc requiring members getting out there seeking sponsorship which their group then retain