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Boru3Peaks is an annual charity run and walking event climbing three peaks – one in County Clare, two in County Tipperary – in two days, Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28. This year’s chosen charities are Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre and Waterman’s Lodge Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre. Organised entirely by volunteers, the aim of the event is to give 100% of registration fees paid by participants to their chosen causes.

Waterman’s Lodge can cater to 20 guests on a day care basis, 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday through Saturday, with a wide range of activities available to guests both in the day care wing and the gardens. Respite care is provided 7 days a week for a specified period of time, and the 9 bedrooms at the centre are designed in a way to assist guests in memorising their rooms.

Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre work to combat disadvantage by improving the strength and functioning of the family unit, as well as establishing support networks on a community level. The aim is to create a stepping stone for community participation and inclusion of marginalised families in local communities.

Participants have the option of registering for one, two or all three peaks at their leisure. The registration fees are respectively, €20 for one event, €30 for two, and €45 for all three. The first climb takes place over 10km of Moylussa, Co Clare, on Saturday, September 27, at 10am, followed by Tountinna in Co Tipperary, 8km, at 7pm the same day. Sunday then will see the third and final peak, spanning a total of 16km: Keeper Hill, Co Tipperary, at 12pm.

More importantly however, Boru3Peaks focuses on the charitable spirit of the event, and it is not necessary for entrants to be runners per se, instead the organisers invite people to run, walk or even crawl their way to the top with them.
The charity run will culminate in the coronation of the King and Queen of the peaks 2014, who will be presented with the prestigious Elaine Fagan Perpetual Trophies.

Register for the event HERE or visit boru3peaks.com for more information.

Find out more about Waterman’s Lodge Day and Respite Care Centre HERE.

Read more about Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre on their website.

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