3rd Annual Tourmakeady Challenge 2019

16
Mar
2019
16
Mar
2019
, Westport
34km challenge walk that starts and finishes at the Ionad Spóirt

This is a 34km challenge walk that starts and finishes at the Ionad Spóirt in the beautiful area of Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, Co. Mayo.

The walk follows very quiet backroads that afford participants spectacular views of Loughs Mask, Corrib and Carra, Croagh Patrick and the Nephin range, the Maumturks and Partry Mountains, and the wild, open, unspoiled landscapes of southwest Mayo.

The terrain is firm underfoot and is all on paved roads with the exception of a 1.5km section along a cross-country trail. There will be support vehicles to carry your gear and supplies so it is recommended that you bring a change of footwear.

The route is undulating but there is a steady incline between the 25km to 30km markers, after which the remaining 4km of the walk is all downhill and rewarded with a panoramic vista over Loughs Mask and Corrib and the plains of Mayo.

Shower facilities and refreshments are available at the end of the walk in the comfortable new Ionad Spóirt building in Tuar Mhic Éadaigh.

The proceeds of the walk will be divided equally between the Mayo Cancer Support Association (Rock Rose House) and Tuar Mhic Éadaigh Handball Club.