2019 Challenges for SII

We have an exciting year ahead with some incredible challenges that you can get involved with. If you are looking for excitement, adventure or a personal challenge this year, we have the opportunities for you.

You can get involved knowing that you will be helping support our services whilst also have the thrill of challenging yourself like never before. Read on to find out more.


Tall Ships Challenge, May 22nd- May 27th


2019 will see SII embark on our inaugural Tall Ships Challenge. A fully-inclusive challenge where a dynamic crew of differently-abled people from all backgrounds will come together to sail the fully-adapted Lord Nelson Tall Ship.

The crew will consist of 6 wheelchair users, their partners/PA’s and 18 further differently-abled people, led by Cork-native by Irish Paralympian,  John Twomey. The route will see the crew embark from Cork, setting sail to Southampton over 6days and 5 nights;circling the Jurassic Coast to arrive in Southampton on May 27th. There will be no passengers on board. Everyone is an equal member of the crew learning to work together and contribute to the working of this incredible ship.

For full details and to register your interest see here


Paris 2 Nice Challenge, September 14th-19th


The Paris2Nice challenge returns following the great success of our 2018 team led by CEO Fiona Bolger. This September we are putting together another team to take on the feat of cycling from Paris to Nice and conquering 700km in 6days. This experience is for adventurers who want a true physical and mental challenge, it’s an experience like no other and one not to be missed.

For full information and to register your interest see here


Dublin Marathon, October 28th


Taking on the personal challenge of running the Dublin Marathon this coming October? Why not make a difference by fundraising for Spinal Injuries Ireland in the run up to the event? If you choose to run for SII we can issue you with a sponsorship card, a t-shirt, a goody bag and support with fundraising tips. Marathons are such enormous achievements that people really get behind those doing it to show support. It is a brilliant time to channel that support into a good cause; into supporting SII to continue to offer important services for people who have sustained a spinal cord injury and their families.

If you are registered to run the Dublin Marathon and would like to raise money for Spinal Injuries Ireland, contact Emer on emer@spinalinjuries.ie for your sponsorship pack.


VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon


A really popular challenge amongst the ladies of Ireland and a true spectacle to be part of; The Women’s Mini-Marathon is iconic in Ireland at this stage as a platform for getting fit, getting together and raising funds for charity.

If you, or someone you know would like to join the SII team this year you can contact us on 01 6532180 or emer@spinalinjuries.ie


For further information about the Mini-Marathon and SII read here



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