If you’re looking for something different to do this St. Patrick’s Day, why not take part in the 8th annual Harbour2Harbour Walk for Aware on Sunday 17th March at 10.30am. The walk was launched today by Fair City’s Aoibheann McCaul and Conor Ferry (aged 3) from Firhouse.
Not only will you reap the benefits of being physically active – which can have a positive impact on your mood – you will also be participating in a fun and worthwhile event, which last year saw over 1200 walkers take part to support Aware’s work, raising over €40,000. Walkers can start in Howth Harbour and walk to Dun Laoghaire Harbour or vice versa.
Dr. Claire Hayes, Clinical Director of Aware points to the positive impact of taking part in an event like the Harbour Walk: “Exercise helps to keep our bodies healthy. It can also have a positive impact on our mind, improve our mood, and help us cope better with life’s challenges.”
The 16.2 mile route takes in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin Bay, and this is an ideal event to do with friends or family, or as an individual challenge.
Online registration is now closed however you can still register on the day.
- There will be late registration tables open from 9.30 -10.30 at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Plaza and The Bloody Stream Pub in Howth.
- The late registration fee is €25.
- All participants will receive a t-shirt and map on arrival at the registration area.
- Tea and coffee will be served at the half way point in Clontarf Yacht Club.
- Light refreshments will also be served in The Kingston Hotel and Bloody Stream Pub on completion of the walk.
Participants are also asked to raise sponsorship for their efforts, all of which goes to Aware’s support, information and education services.