Take a Wild Atlantic Walk with Croí

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Galway Daily news Take a Wild Atlantic Walk with Croí

Croí Galway is inviting people to join them on a journey of wellness for the third year of their Couch to Wild Atlantic Way Virtual Challenge.

This six week fundraising challenge encourages people to embrace a healthier lifestyle, while matching a coastal route along the Atlantic Coast from wherever you are.

Participants can walk, jog, or run their desired coastal route, alone or together with family and friends.

The challenge kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2022, and participants can choose to take part as an individual or as part of a team.

Once you have chosen your desired route, you can track your progress through an interactive map – tracking your distance and virtually moving down the coast as you complete kilometers each week.

The interactive map also allows for others to track your progress too, with the option to support you via sponsorship.

“The best thing about the Couch to Wild Atlantic Way Virtual Challenge is that you can take part from wherever you are in the world,” said Croí’s Fundraising Director, Christine Flanagan.

“This year, we are excited to share the addition of the Wild Atlantic Wellness Programme where experts from the Croí Health Team will be sharing their knowledge and providing support and advice.”

This support will take the form of a weekly video message to “enhance your experience and to inspire you on your heart health journey” during the challenge.

The various route options available mean that you can select the right challenge for you based on your fitness level.

The individual routes are broken down by county: Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry and Cork.

They range in length from 148 km in distance (the Sligo route) to 604 km (the Donegal route), with the team lengths taking you on a longer journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Proceeds from this event will go directly to supporting Croí services, such as their virtual health and support programmes, including Heartlink West, and the Croí Courtyard Apartments.

We hope you will join us on this virtual mission in aid of Croí. Your support is vital and every euro raised will help the important fight against heart disease and stroke,” says Flanagan.

Registration is just €15, and all registrants will receive an eco-friendly Couch to Wild Atlantic Way medal, PLUS participants who raise over €50 will receive a special Croí beanie!

Register now at www.croiwaw.ie and get ready to start your Couch to Wild Atlantic Way Virtual Challenge.