PREPARATION FOR THE Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge on Easter Saturday is all systems go – the event regarded as among the most scenic in Ireland.
The event takes place on Saturday, March 26, at 1pm. Now added is a seven-mile option with the same start point in the village and finish point on the beach as normal – but the seven-mile option walk /jog /run simply requires a diversion along the route in the Isle Of Doagh.
Local event directors Des Kemmy, Michael McLaughlin and Susan McGonagle have targeted 1,000 participants and as local Councillor Martin McDermott, present at the launch underlined: “Occasions and events such as this are a very positive addition to the opportunities available to tourists and locals alike and highlight the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and more particularly the beauty of this immediate area.
“Throw in two world class golf courses and the famine village and you immediately have a family package.”
It doesn’t end there so a welcome awaits for what is sure to be a great Easter weekend in the village of Ballyliffin in Inishowen.
Also present also to endorse the Challenge was Irish Athletics Olympic Team Leader Patsy McGonagle.
The children’s races on the beach, which proved such good fun previously, will be repeated and entry is free. It’s a family day out in every respect.
Challenge entry fee €25 / students €10 with a goody bag, tech t-shirt and medallion with pre-entry encouraged. Go to wwwvisitballyliffin.com online, or alternatively entry can be acquired by dropping into the Ballyliffin Post Office.Tags: