Dursey Island is one of many beautiful spots on the Marymount virtual challenge.

Move it for Marymount

Calling all runners, walkers and cyclists!

It’s time to gear up and book your place in a virtual trek along one of Cork’s most beautiful scenic routes for a great cause.

Having had to cancel its usual fundraising events and campaigns for the second year in a row, Marymount Hospice has launched its new virtual challenge to encourage people to get moving and to help raise much needed funds for the hospice.

Marymount’s Rebel Way challenge will take participants on a virtual 100km journey through the beautiful Beara Way from stunning Glengarrif to the wilds of Dursey Island, all from within their local area.

Participants can log their daily kilometres within their local 5km radius while virtually visiting stunning Cork landmarks along the way on an interactive map.

Participants will get emails along the way celebrating their arrival at each virtual destination.

“We are so excited to launch this stunning challenge. You can virtually track your route along Beara and also get your friends family and workmates involved to take part to create a social and competitive challenge,” said Paula McGovern, Head of Fundraising with Marymount.

Funds raised will directly support Marymount’s frontline services which need €3.5 million each year to sustain current levels of service provision.

Registration is free and each participant will receive a T-shirt and a completion Marymount Rebel Way medal.

Participants are asked to set up their own fundraising page to track their progress and raise funds along the way. Visit marymount.ie/rebel-way-challenge.