Congratulations to all 654 people who took part in Moonlight Challenge 2018 and thank you so much for all your support and fundraising. This event provides most of the teams funding for the year and without so many of you coming out and supporting us we wouldn’t be able to do our job.
The route this year was 25k across the mountains via the Glen Team’s Rescue Base. All along the route we were also supported by our friends, family, neighbours, colleagues, volunteers, 7th Wicklow Scouts, Footfalls Walking Holidays, Ludo Massage Studio, The Charlie Froud Foundation, Irish Red Cross and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team who, dug, shlupped, carried, drove, massages, photographed and stood for hours in the cold to make sure that all participants got around the route safely. So to all of you, THANK YOU – we couldn’t pull this off without you.
And of course congratulations to the Wicklow Wanderers who won the Angela Sweeney award for most spirited team.
Next years Moonlight Challenge will be on Sat November 9th 2019, hope to see you all again!
All team captains have tonight received an email with final information (including start times).
Please make sure to forward this to your entire team.
Any questions, send us an email mlc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)wmr.ie
Less than two weeks to go!
With the event fast approaching we are now putting together that all important final email which will include start times, details on parking, this year’s theme and much more.
This email will be sent this coming weekend, so keep an eye on your inboxes team captains!
Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of people throughout the country and beyond we have now reached the maximum number of participants for Moonlight Challenge 2018.
We wish all our participants good luck with their fundraising efforts and look forward to another great night on 24th November!
Thank you for patiently waiting for ‘the big reveal’.
For our 10th anniversary we have a wonderful 25 kilometer route planned. Starting at Glendalough House (Annamoe), you will follow the Wicklow Way taking in Brusher Gap, Paddock Hill, Brockagh Forest and Glendalough. From here we have a section along St Kevin’s Way, you will past Poulanass Waterfall and on up Trooperstown Hill. You will then finish with some hot food and drinks at the Glen of Imaal Rescue Base (Our home!)
Shuttle Buses will be provided back to start car park.
A quick update for the challenge this year, have you started your training yet?
The 2018 Moonlight Challenge is confirmed for
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2018.
The route for this year will be announced at the end of May.
Registration will open in August so keep an eye on social media and the web site.
Our theme for 2017 was Halloween, we are working to come up with a new theme for 2018.
A big thank you to all participants and of course volunteers who made the Moonlight Challenge 2017 such a huge success yesterday. We appreciate your ongoing support more than you know and hope to see you all again next year.
Timings and photos will be up in the next few days, but for now pencil Saturday 24th November 2018 in your diaries.
Angela Sweeney Award winning team Umbles!