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We are delighted to announce that Cork fire fighter “The Running Fireman” Alex O’Shea will attempt his 32 Marathons, 32 counties in 16 days Challenge starting in Dingle, Co. Kerry on Saturday, 1st September. All proceeds will go towards supporting our life changing work.

Alex will be joined on his challenge by Tralee native Garda Ollie O’Sullivan who will not only crew for Alex but will take on his own personal challenge to run 50km of the 84km a day every day of the challenge.

Ahead of the Challenge Alex said: “A big thanks to everyone across the country for supporting us. We are looking forward to taking our amazing challenge  nationwide. I would encourage everyone to come along and run even part of the distance.”

Patrick Burke, our chairperson  commented: “We have huge admiration for the courage Alex is showing to take on this momentous challenge. Everyone here wishes him and Ollie the very best of luck. Support like this makes a real difference to our work changing lives of those who are vision impaired and families of children with autism.”

There are numerous ways to get involved including joining Alex by running anything from a mile to a full marathon, making a donation or taking a sponsorship card.

The Challenge                                                            

Saturday 1 Sept Marathon 1 Dingle Marathon, Co, Kerry
Marathon 2 Great Southern Trail, Abbeyfeale, Limerick
Sunday 2 Sept Marathon 3 Clarisford Park, Killaloe, Clare
Marathon 4 Rinville Park, Oranmore, Galway
Monday 3 Sept Marathon 5 McMahon. Clare Lake Park, Claremorris, Mayo
Marathon 6 Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon
Tuesday 4 Sept Marathon 7 Kennedy Parade, Sligo Town
Marathon 8 Leitrim
Wednesday 5 Sept Marathon 9 Enniskillen Lake Land Forum Centre, 11 Shore Road Enniskillen, BT747EF Fermanagh
Marathon 10 Allingham Arms Car Park Eircode F94XNHO, Bundoran, Donegal
Thursday 6 Sept Marathon 11 Omagh Leisure Complex, Old Mountfield Rd, Omagh BT797EG, Tyrone
Marathon 12 Larvey Centre Termoneeny, 60 Quarry Rd, Magherafelt BT458NS, Derry
Friday 7 Sept Marathon 13 Victoria Park, Belfast, Antrim
Marathon 14 Stormont Park, Belfast, Down
Saturday 8 Sept Marathon 15 11 main street loughall, BT618HZ, Armagh
Marathon 16 Emy Lough, Monaghan
Sunday 9 Sept Marathon 17 Rosewood Bar & Restaurant, Newry Road, Ravensdale, Drumnasillagh, Dundalk, Louth
Marathon 18 Garda HQ, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Monday 10 Sept Marathon 19 Blackwater Park, Navan, Meath
Marathon 20 Forest Park, Deerpark, Cavan
Tuesday 11 Sept Marathon 21 Canal Court, Park Road, Longford
Marathon 22 Lilliput Adventure Centre, Lilliput House, Lough Ennell, Westmeath
Wednesday 12 Sept Marathon 23 Donadea Forest Park, Kildare
Marathon 24 Mount Lucas Wind Farm, Ballycon, Offaly
Thursday 13 Sept Marathon 25 Templemore Garda Training College, Tipperary
Marathon 26 Durrow Woods, Durrow, Laois
Friday 14 Sept Marathon 27 Avondale Forrest Park Rathdrum, Wicklow
Marathon 28 Ravens Point, Coolrainey, Curracloe, Wexford
Saturday 15 Sept Marathon 29 Adrenline HPL, Ballyvergal, Carlow
Marathon 30 The Medieval Marathon, Kilkenny
Sunday 16 Sept Marathon 31 Walton park, Dungarvan Waterford
Marathon 32 Cork City Hall/Fire Station, Cork

Further information including routes & times can be viewed at:– www.alexoshea.ie

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