Endurance event for Self Help Africa

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 80 of the world’s toughest endurance athletes will gather in Ireland this weekend for ‘The Race’, the inaugural 24-hour sports challenge taking place in Donegal as a benefit for Self Help Africa.

Competitors from across mainland Europe, the UK, United States, Canada and Australia are amongst the challengers who will gather in Donegal this Saturday, for a 260km run, kayak and cycle challenge along a specially designed route through the picturesque North-West.

Glenveagh National Park is headquarters for the first ever challenge, which is aiming to provide the ultimate single-day test for endurance athletes in Ireland. Competitors will come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and include elite runners and cyclist, various marathon and triathon champions, and participants in Ironmen and other similar events.

To finish ‘The Race’ competitors will have completed 15 km of kayaking, 175 km cycling, 5km of mountain running/scrambling and 65km of road and trail running.

The field for The Race is limited to 80 competitors, and is being organized by Self Help Africa supporters Maghnus Collins Smyth and David Burns of last year’s Sand2Snow Adventures – an event that succeeded in raising close to €40,000 to support our work.

Participants who are taking part in this weekend’s first ever edition of ‘The Race’ are each required to pay a registration fee of €600, with all profits going to Self Help Africa.

To find out more about the event visit: The Race website here.