Wild Atlantic Way ROWathon – St Michael’s Rowing Club will also be partnering up with Limerick Suicide Watch with 30% of funds raised being donated to the local charity
Wild Atlantic Way ROWathon takes place January 6 -8, 2023 and will support Limerick Suicide Watch
St Michael’s Rowing Club, O’Callaghan Stand Limerick, are kickstarting 2023 with an ambitious fundraising event Wild Atlantic Way ROWathon.
The club members and supporters will Row, Run, Cycle, Hike & Walk as many kilometres as possible over the weekend of January 6th to 8th, 2023, aiming for 2,600 km, which is the official distance of Ireland’s beautiful Wild Atlantic Way.
Funds raised in the ROWathon will be used for the club’s boat & equipment purchase fund and will be part of our investment in the club’s crews for years to come.
Brian Richardson, a spokesperson for the cub said, “We are aiming to replace some of the boats which were purchased over 25 years ago! The club will also be partnering up with Limerick Suicide Watch with 30% of funds raised being donated to the local charity. St Michaels and LSW have had a long and successful partnership dating back to the club’s Urban Run and we are delighted to be able to help the charity again through this event.”
The kilometre collection kicks off at 7am Friday, January 6 with the monthly Moore Limerick 5km Run from the rowing club. The running crew will be the first to submit their km to get us underway.
St Michaels Squads will be rowing from 9 am on Saturday, January 7 in the clubhouse with each Squad taking on a 2-hour slot on the ergometer rowing machines and crews will take to the water on Sunday to continue the Rowathon.
Brian adds, “We will also have the SMRCExiles all over the world taking part including New York and Sydney. Members of the public can also get involved by submitting their Row, Run, Cycle, Hike & Walk kms to help us on our way as we virtually travel from Derry to Kerry over the 2,600 distance of The Wild Atlantic Way. Show your support by donating, and sending us your kms. The club’s WhatsApp number will be shared on our social media platforms and thanks to everyone for their support!”