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Diamond Quest Ireland


Press Release Diamond Quest Ireland: A Multi Sport Race to Win £10,000 Worth of Diamonds Attracts sportsmen and women from across Ireland and Great Britain. Hundreds of sportsmen and women from across Ireland and Great Britain are expected to hit the Carlingford and Mourne Mountains this May in a multi sports race with thousands of pounds worth of diamonds up for grabs.

The race, which is being organised by Adventure Ireland and Causeway Coast Adventure Racing on behalf of the African Schools Trust charity, will aim to raise funds for a feeding programme to nourish 1000 teachers and school children in the slums of Nairobi for one year.

Competitors will start off from Carlingford in County Louth with a hill run through the beautiful Cooley Mountains and along a forest path, followed by a short kayak section from Omeath to Warrenpoint and finish with a bike ride through the heart of the Mournes sweeping down to the sea at Newcastle in County Down. But its not just first across the finish line who’ll receive prizes, there are 4 diamonds to be won, as charity patron Lucy Jaffa explains:

“To give everyone the opportunity to win one of our diamonds, we’ll be allocating one for those in the top 50, another for the next 100 and a third diamond for the rest of the competitors. Plus there’ll also be an extra diamond to be won by any competitor or guest at the after party that night in O’Hare’s bar in Newcastle, where we’ll sneak a diamond into a glass of champagne! It means you don’t have to be the fittest to win a diamond, and you’ll still have fun taking part.”

Everest climber Hannah Shields, who is supporting the event said: “Taking part in a race like this will give competitors such a fantastic buzz of adrenaline as well as the great feeling of helping so many needy children in Africa.”

For those wishing to enter the race, which takes place on Saturday 9th May 2009, the fee is £80.00 (which includes tshirt, post race party and refreshments). For further details contact Lucy 07734083533 or Ivan 07866416550 and check out the website at www.diamondquestireland.com