Moonlight Challenge 2018

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!

Final information

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)

Less than two weeks to go!

Final info & start times

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!

2018 Route!

Thank you for patiently waiting for ‘the big reveal’.
It’s here!

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We’re back in the beautiful valley of Glendalough once more, but with a route off the beaten track.
In approximately 25 kilometres you’ll discover the Glendassan Valley, The Brockaghs, Paddock Hill, Trooperstown Hill, the Avonmore forest track and Derrybawn forest track by moonlight.
And back to the finish at the Glendalough Hotel for some nice hot food and a drink.

Preregistration for last year’s participants will open on Friday 10th August (you will receive an email in due course) and main registration on Monday 20th August. So stay tuned to the website or Facebook for more updates.

And, make sure you have the sun cream on if your training in this weather.

2018 Moonlight Challenge

A quick update for the challenge this year, have you started your training yet?

The 2018 Moonlight Challenge is confirmed for


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.

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