Registration OPen: 2017 Sunrise Summit Challenge
The Irish Red Cross 2017 Sunrise Summit Challenge will take place on Sunday 30th April at six different mountain locations across Ireland.  

Now in it’s third year, this charity challenge will see participants hike through the early morning darkness to reach the mountain summits in time to witness the sun rise over Ireland.

The six mountains, in Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo and Donegal offer a range of exciting route types, suitable for most levels of fitness and experience.  From ambling treks through beautiful woodland to more challenging ascents of glacial corries and spectacular arêtes, this challenge will appeal to everyone from seasoned adventurers to Sunday hikers.  Each group will be guided by trained and experienced Mountain Guides, getting them safely to the mountain peaks.

The six different mountain locations across Ireland for participants to choose from are:

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

The Sunrise Summit Challenge offers a unique opportunity to take part in an unforgettable charity trek adventure whilst raising funds for people in crisis in Ireland and around the world. In taking part and gaining sponsorship, the participants will be supporting the Irish Red Cross’ work in countries like Syria, Niger, Ireland and Nepal.  Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Co-ordinator Alison Byrne, said, “Thanks to adventurous, and generous, spirit of everyone who takes part, we are able to continue with our development programmes - like helping communities in Niger fight back against the constant threat of drought and starvation. As well as our emergency response work with flooded communities in Ireland and conflict stricken Syria.”

For more information and to register for the 2017 Sunrise Summit Challenge visit, book your place here or contact the Alison  at or telephone 01 642 4659. 

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.  All participants must have registered in advance of the event.

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