DEBRA Ireland Wicklow Mountains Half Marathon

The annual DEBRA Ireland Wicklow Mountains Half Marathon will take place on the 21st March 2010, with all proceeds from the event going to those living with the rare genetic skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

The half marathon will start in Djouce woods and has been designed to test both stamina and fitness and will encompass over 1,000 meters of climbing and 21km of mountain trails. The route will take participants across beautiful valleys and along remote tracks high in the mountains with views stretching along the East Coast, out over the Irish Sea and deep into Ireland’s largest upland area.

Registration for the race is €20 per person and we are asking people to raise an additional €50 for DEBRA Ireland. This year the event includes a walking category as well as a running category. Included in the registration fee is bus transfer to the race start, race support along the route and post race tea and coffee.

The day promises to be both challenging and personally rewarding boosted by the knowledge that a deserving charity DEBRA Ireland is directly benefiting from your fundraising efforts.

If you would like to receive more information or sign up 01 412 6924, email: challenges@debraireland.org or log on to www.debraireland.org

DEBRA Ireland:
DEBRA Ireland is the national charity established in 1988 to provide patient support services and to drive research into treatments and cures for those living with the genetic skin condition, epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

This is a very distressing and painful condition which causes the skin layers and internal body linings to blister and wound at the slightest touch.  Due to the presence of constant wounds, patients with a severe form of EB are susceptible to a very aggressive form of skin cancer, from as early as their teenage years.

DEBRA Ireland is striving to end this heartache and pain by funding high level research programmes to find treatments and cures for EB and skin cancer.

2 comments on “DEBRA Ireland Wicklow Mountains Half Marathon

  1. Bilbo says:

    Just wondering if anyone ha done event in the past and what the standard is like?

    I really would like to do the run but I’d be definitely in the beginners category but I assume there would be others in the same boat?

  2. admin says:

    Hi Bilbbo,

    I actually spoke to the people at Debra Ireland about this issue and the event last year included a mixture of runners and walkers at all different fitness levels. The fastest time was just under 1:30h while some of the walkers finished the route in over 5 hours. The event is aimed to be a fun day in the mountains for all.

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