Sunrise Summit Challenge 2018
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The Sunrise Summit Challenge offers a unique opportunity to take part in an unforgettable mountain adventure whilst also raising funds for the Irish Red Cross' humanitarian work in Ireland and around the world.

Hikers and adventures of all levels of experience are invited to Join us on Saturday, 26th May for this year's Sunrise Summit Challenge, and hike through the early morning darkness, reaching the mountain summits in time to watch the sunrise. Setting out pre-sunrise to reach the summit of one of six mountains. 

Click here to register your place online today. 

Take a look here at the Sunrise Summit Challenge FAQs 

Choose your challenge location: 

The Sunrise Summit Challenge is a multi-location event, with six different mountain locations across Ireland to choose from:

Carrauntoohil – Co. Kerry  
Lugnaquilla – Co. Wicklow
Djouce – Co. Wicklow
Galtymore – Co. Tipperary
Mweelrea – Co. Mayo
Errigal – Co. Donegal

What you will need:

A sense of Adventure

You don’t need to be an experienced hiker to enjoy this charity challenge.  The Sunrise Summit Challenge has routes suited for all levels of fitness and experience. All you need is a sense of adventure and fun.

Register & Fundraise for the Irish Red Cross

Places are limited for each mountain, so book your place online.

The registration fee is €50 per participant and guarantees your place on the challenge. Participants must each fundraise a minimum of €100 ( to participate in the challenge. For groups of 4 people the registration fee is €150. 

Please register here: Register now 

Once  registered we will send you a fundraising support pack and our Sunrise Summit Challenge team will be on hand to support you every step of the way, from sign-up to sunrise!

Show up and enjoy the Sunrise

All that is left to do is get a good night’s sleep for your early rise on the 26th May to meet our guides and your fellow trekkers for a morning you will never forget!

Save lives with the Sunrise Summit Challenge

Crisis can strike at any time, in any place. The Irish Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world.  When disaster strikes, we are first on the scene and the last to leave.

Your donations will make an immediate difference in the lives of those in need. It will support our work in Ireland, helping people during national emergencies and help strengthen vulnerable communities. In crisis hit communities worldwide your generous support will positively impact migrants and refugees, help bring clean water and food to families in Niger and help us bring convoys of aid to people in Syria and Yemen.

Take a look here at the Sunrise Summit Challenge FAQs

Talk to us

If you would like to talk to one of our team about the Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Challenge, contact: Louise at or telephone 01 6424616