The 7.5km military style obstacle challenge, Adare to Survive, is set to return to the picturesque village of Adare in Co. Limerick this September.
Last year over 600 people embarked on a unique physical and personal challenge to Endeavour | Endure | Enjoy 38 natural occurring and man made obstacles. This year, one of the 2014 obstacles will be designed by a member of the public thanks to a collaboration between the #ATS organisers and eml architects.
“I was immediately taken with this design competition,” said Michael Landers, Managing Director, eml architects, who will chair the panel of judges. “Our designs always strive to be beautiful and user friendly. How nice for a change to design to frustrate and challenge the end user! Also, we are delighted to be involved with such a great charity.”
Limerick charity, Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children, is the official #ATS charity partner for the second year running.
“We are delighted to be the chosen charity partner again this year for Adare to Survive,” said Brendan Ring of Cliona’s Foundation who will join Michael Landers on the judging panel. “As a participant last year I found it most gratifying and exciting. It’s always rewarding to be able to raise funds for sick children across Ireland but also taking part in an outdoor activity. I found the course both challenging and exhilarating and I had a great sense of achievement having completed it“, Brendan enthused adding that he would like to encourage as many participants as possible to take part in Adare to Survive and in doing so, to raise much needed funds for Cliona’s Foundation.
Registration is now open on the #ATS website and over 2000 people are expected to converge on Clonshire Equestrian Centre for #ATS on 28 September. Whilst some will be there to cheer on and support loved ones taking part, others will be using the opportunity to raise much needed funds for Cliona’s Foundation or another charity close to their hearts.
To be in with the chance of seeing your design in life size form on event day, all you need to do is provide a sketch of your proposed obstacle along with a short description. This should be submitted by email ([email protected]) by midnight Wednesday 9 July 2014 along with the official entry form which can be downloaded from www.eml.ie or www.adaretosurvive.com. The winning design will be announced at the launch of #ATS on Thursday 17 July in Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick.
To see past stories about Adare to Survive go HERE.