The Sheep’s Head Challenge is bringing runners and walkers to Ahakista for a fundraising event that will benefit two local charities and offer some stunning views
The route chosen for the event is a 15km Sheep’s Head Way loop trail which begins at the Tin Pub in Ahakista, and offers stunning views from Dunmanus Bay to Bantry Bay.
‘The Glanlough Loop offers challenging climbs, spectacular views, and a perfect way to see The Sheep’s Head Way in all its glory,’ explains organiser Declan Whooley.
Raffle prizes at the event will include a two night stay in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen, Munster Rugby match tickets, a sailing package on Dunmanus Bay courtesy of Carbery Sailing, while Arundel’s by the Pier has provided a dinner for two.
A registration fee of €20 will be charged for all participants in the Sheep’s Head Challenge 2015, with walkers getting underway at 10.30am, followed by the runners an hour later. Water stations will be scattered along the course, along with race stewards to guide those unfamiliar with the route. The Red Cross ambulance service will be present on the day, should medical assistance be required.
The proceeds of the race will be split between two local causes: the Friends of Bantry Hospital and the Ahakista Community Association.