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HOPE Adventure Race


Wicklow Adventure Race for HOPE:
First-timers welcome!

The first HOPE Adventure Race takes place in Avon Rí, Co. Wicklow on 19th September and involves kayaking, cycling and running. The race is open to beginners as well as experienced multi-sport enthusiasts.

The 1km kayak will be on a simple course in the stunning Poolaphuca Reservoir, followed by 25km on a bike in the beautiful Wicklow countryside and finishing with a 5km road run. Participants are asked to raise €350 for The Hope Foundation, working for the street children of Calcutta (Kolkata).

People from all over Ireland have already signed up and race director and HOPE volunteer, Patricia Murphy says: “A number of top competitors will be taking part, but this is a great chance for people to try out a multi-sport event for the first time. Kayaks, paddles and life-vests are being provided and we also have support from local cycling and triathlon enthusiast, Rob Cummins from Wheelworx.

“Triathlons, duathlons and adventure racing are rapidly growing sports worldwide. The Wicklow Adventure Race for HOPE is the ideal challenge for sports and keep-fit enthusiasts to get a taste of the action, while doing something to make life better for a child trapped in poverty.”

The Hope Foundation was set-up in 1999 to raise funds for one girls’ home and today funds over 60 projects in education, healthcare, shelter, vocational training, child protection and drugs rehabilitation, as well as eight residential homes. There are over 250, 000 children living on the streets and in the slums of Calcutta. The Hope Foundation is working to give them a better future.

The winning time is expected to be around one hour, ten minutes while first time adventure racers should be happy if they complete the course in less than three hours.

Register online at: www.hopefoundation.ie. For more information, please contact Susan at The Hope Foundation on Tel: 021 4292990.