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Boru3peaks Challenge – Pictured are Malachy Sheeran(red hair) Race Director, Sarah Hennessy from Hers.ie, Boru3peaks ambassador, and Orla Foley  Founder and Patron.

This is a shout-out to all the clubs, social groups, hill walkers and runners in the Lough Derg area and beyond to come and join Boru3peaks Challenge for a great weekend on the hills overlooking Lough Derg and the historic towns of Killaloe and Ballina on October 8th and 9th.

Over the two days, there will be three organised walks (or runs if you prefer) to the top of some of the most beautiful hills in Ireland. On Saturday at 10am Boru3peaks Challenge kicks off with Moylussa (Clare’s highest peak at 532m); Saturday evening at 7pm features Tountinna (457m), a wonderful night Run or hike! And on Sunday at 12noon, hikers will finish off with Keeper Hill, highest point in North Tipperary at 694m.

This is the fifth year of this unique event and it has proven hugely popular with hill runners and walkers alike over the years.There is expected to be stiff competition for the much coveted King and Queen of the Peaks and the Elaine Fagan Perpetual Trophy. Elaine Fagan was the oldest surviving person with Trisomy 18 condition when she sadly passed away in February 2011 at the age of 25. The trophy is presented in her honour.

Boru3peaks Challenge are Proud to have Sarah Hennessey of Her.ie as Boru3peaks Ambassader and she will taking on the challenge of all three Peaks.

“Boru3Peaks is targeted at runners and walkers of all abilities who are looking for a unique challenge while at the same time raising money for a worthy cause,” explained” Orla Foley of Boru Tri Club.

Last year was a huge success due to the efforts of all volunteers, runners and walkers appreciated the scenic views on offer and the festive atmosphere” Race Director Malachy Sheeran.

If you would like to participate in one or more of the peak events as an individual or with your family or team, please register online at www.boru3peaks.com, or drop in to the Family Resource Centre Reception office or contact them on 061-374741 and they’ll be pleased to register you personally. Registration Fee is €25 for one event, €40 for two, or €55 for all three (with concessions available for OAPs, Students and U-18’s, minimum registration age is 16years).

All Funds raised this year will go to help the Killaloe Ballina Family Resource Centre in their continuing work in our communities, and their move to a new location at the Old Molua Centre on The Green in Killaloe.

So if you are looking to take part in the challenge or just a jaunt in the fresh air, Boru3peaks would love to see you there!

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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