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Trinity Sport Launches Virtual Challenge to Raise Funds for Our Frontline Heroes

All Proceeds Raised go directly to St. James hospital foundation, Tallaght University Hospital Foundation and St. Vincent’s Foundation

Published: June 18th, 2020

Trinity Sport have launched a virtual challenge to raise vital funds for our Frontline Heroes, all proceeds raised from the virtual event will be split evenly between St. James Hospital Foundation, Tallaght University Hospital Foundation and St. Vincent’s Foundation. Our Frontline Heroes have shown immense dedication and resilience since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. Trinity Sport wants to say a massive ‘Thank You!’ to our Frontline Heroes for putting their normal lives on hold to protect us during this crisis.
All the proceeds raised will go directly towards purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, hospital mobile workstations to reduce the rate of infection among healthcare workers and a much-needed healing garden which is currently being planned for St. James Hospital.

The Frontline Heroes virtual challenge can take place anywhere in the world and at your own pace on Saturday, 18th July 2020 from 8am – 9pm. The virtual event offers three different challenges for participating teams to walk, jog or run including a 45km distance for those looking for a slightly less strenuous day, a 100km distance and a challenging 250km distance for experienced runners.

  • The virtual Greenway Challenge (distance of 45km): Complete the virtual distance of the Waterford Greenway from Waterford City to Dungarvan. As a team this distance requires a min of 3 people per group (running 15km each) and a maximum of 6 people per group (running 7.5km each).
  • The virtual Giants Causeway Challenge (distance of 100km): Complete the virtual distance of the scenic Giants Causeway. As a team this distance requires a min of 5 people per group (running 20km each) and a maximum of 10 people per group (running 10km each).
  • The virtual Coast to Coast Challenge (distance of 250km): Complete the ultimate virtual challenge from the East to the West of Ireland. As a team this distance requires a min of 6 participants per group (running 42km each) and a maximum of 20 people per group (running 12.5km each).

Kelly Crowley, Head of Development at Tallaght University Hospital Foundation commented, “As we look in awe at the hospital staff working so tirelessly, we are incredibly grateful that Trinity Sport and the wider Trinity College Dublin community want to support our healthcare workers at a time of great pressure. By taking part in this challenge you will be adding a layer of protection through raising vital funds for mobile workstations and Personal Protective Equipment which will help our healthcare workers to do their jobs with far less stress and worry. For that we are incredibly grateful.”

Whether you’re walking, jogging or running there’s a virtual challenge for all teams, to register for the Trinity Sport Frontline Heroes virtual challenge please click HERE. Once registered, teams will get access to the Trinity Sport Frontline Heroes Challenge Go Fund Me page, where they will be asked to donate a min of €10 per team member. Please ensure every team member is signed up. Trinity Sport will ask each team member to log their times and distances via a fitness app such as Strava or MyZone and share them with us after the virtual challenge is completed. If you have any queries or want more information on the ‘Trinity Sport Frontline Heroes Virtual Challenge’ please contact sport@tcd.ie.