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.
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.