CALLING FORMER LADIES INTERCOUNTY FOOTBALLERS- ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WAY
TO STAY FIT AND RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY? IF SO, COME AND CYCLE A STAGE
OF THE AN POST RAS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE IRISH BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
INSTITUTE AND MENTAL HEALTH.

The An Post Ras takes place this year from sunday may 20th-sunday may 27th. Last year ‘Race the Ras’ was born where a group of ex intercounty footballers+hurlers cycled the whole route of the An Post Ras or cycled 1 of the stages to raise money for the Irish cancer society and GOAL. We succeeded in raising over 140,000 euro for the charities. This year we are raising money for the national breast cancer research institute in galway and a mental health charity. The stages are as follows:
Stage 1 Dunboyne-Kilkenny 147Km
Stage 2 Kilkenny-Gort 158Km
Stage 3 Gort-Westport 145Km
Stage 4 Westport-Bundoran 135Km
Stage 5 Bundoran-Buncrana 149Km
Stage 6 Buncrana-Killybegs 134Km
Stage 7 Donegal-Cootehill 161Km
Stage 8 Cootehill-Skerries 139Km
We set off 3 hours ahead of the professional cyclists on the An Post ras
everyday and try to beat them to the stage end towns. We have breakdown vans with us and a broomwagon for picking up anybody who suffers a mechanical failure with their bike or body!!! It is a huge challenge physically as this is not a leisure cycle. Last year we had 1 female triathlete who completed the full 8 stages. This year we would like more ladies taking part in one or more stages especcially since we are raising money and awareness about breast cancer. If you are up for the challenge or would like to fundraise to help us you can contact me at
e.murtz@yahoo.com . All registrations for ‘Race the Ras’ will be online
on our website www.racetheras.com which will be open in a few weeks
time.
Mise le meas,
Eamonn O Muircheartaigh.