Challenge Yourself for Our Little Stars!
Is this going to be the year when you take on an amazing challenge? Fantastic!
Do you really want to push yourself this year? Force yourself out of your comfort zone, feel an adrenalin high and push through the pain barrier to achieve something amazing? That’s brilliant!
The only thing better than rising to a challenge is rising to a challenge for a good cause! Many of our fantastic supporters have chosen to push themselves to the limits for The Down Syndrome Centre in the past and we’re so grateful for their incredible efforts!
If you would like to complete a challenge event for us this year we’d be absolutely thrilled! We try to help our Challenge Champions as much as we can with their training and fundraising efforts – it’s the least we can do! If you’d like to fundraise for The Down Syndrome Centre by completing a challenge then give us a call on (01) 661 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the links above to have a look at what’s on offer to make this year the year you surprise yourself!
On Your Bike for The Down Syndrome Centre!
There are some fantastic cycling events on offer around the world for those of you looking for an exciting challenge! We have included a few through the links below.
Please contact Emma for support if you are interested in taking on a cycling challenge for The Down Syndrome Centre on (01) 661 8000 email@example.com
Irish Cycling Events
The Great Dublin Bike Ride
International Cycling Events
Coast to Coast Cycle Costa Rica
Pedal your way 500km from the Pacific to the Caribbean! Cycle from the ocean’s aquamarine waters to the lush, green of the rainforest – Costa Rica provides a stunning backdrop for this awesome adventure.Mother Nature has endowed the country with a virtual treasure trove of white sand beaches, tropical rainforest and a myriad of rare flora and fauna, spread between the Pacific and Caribbean. This breathtaking bike ride encompasses traditional Costa Rican farmlands, bustling colonial cities, stunning mountain ranges, smouldering volcanoes and tropical Caribbean lowlands. More info here
London to Paris Bike Ride
The London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide. Spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 311 miles from capital to capital. More info here
If you enjoy exploring on a bike, India is a wonderful place to head to. It’s a destination that conjures up vibrant and intoxicating imagery of vivid colours and intricate architecture. Add this to a rich culture and an epic history and you can see why it really does have something to offer everyone.
By taking part in this charity ride you get to experience this wonderful country from a totally unique perspective, make new friends, and raise money for a great cause at the same time. More info here
Euro City Cycle – Link 3 Capitals by Bike
300 miles in 3 countries to 3 capitals – London, Amsterdam and Brussels. This superb bike ride caters for every level of cyclist. This event will see you cover approximately 300 miles with 4 days in the saddle, and takes in the rolling countryside of Essex, the plains of Holland and the sleepy lanes of Belgium. More info here
Run a Marathon for The Down Syndrome Centre!
The only thing that feels better than crossing a finish line (of a marathon, half-marathon, 10 mile, 10km, 5km run or even a 1km stroll!) is crossing it for a good cause!
We’ve been so lucky to have had hundreds of supporters challenge themselves in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre over the years and we help out our athletes as much as we can – it’s the least we can do!
What’s Coming Up
To find out what upcoming marathons are taking place across Ireland in the coming months click here.
Do a Skydive for The Down Syndrome Centre!
Are you ready for the ultimate thrill?!What about the thrill of jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft?!
If you’re mad enough and wonderful enough to take part in a jump you must raise at least €500, €250 will cover your jump, and the balance raised will come straight to The Down Syndrome Centre!
So get those sponsorship cards at the ready, take a deep breath for bravery, challenge your nearest and dearest to join you, and SIGN UP TODAY! Why not make a weekend of it with your family, teammates or workmates!
To register call Sky Dive Ireland, our sky dive partners, on 1850 940 222, and tell them you want to jump for us or call Emma in our office on (01) 661 8000.
“I’m ALIVE and – more shockingly – I absolutely loved it !!”
Jackie Carlile after doing her skydive for our centre.
Fantastic Water Based Adventures!
Below are some water-based challenges we have found!
Please contact Emma for support if you are interested in taking in taking the plunge for The Down Syndrome Centre on (01) 661 8000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazil Trek and Kayak Challenge
Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country, occupying almost half the South American continent. In its 8.5 million square kilometres Brazil possesses fantastic landscapes and cultural diversity. This exciting challenge combines trekking in the Serra da Bocaina National Park and kayaking in the Bay of Paraty around a substantial rainforest area between Rio and São Paulo, very close to the Tropics. More info here
Zambezi River Challenge
Zambezi River means “Great River.” Being the fourth longest river in Africa, flowing 2700kms through six countries on its way from North-Western Zambia to the Indian Ocean, much of it remains mysterious and unexplored. On this unique, varied and exhilarating river challenge, you will paddle your way over 100kms down one of the toughest rivers in Africa – the mighty Zambezi and witness the Awesome Victoria Falls. Find out more here
Feel the Chill for The Down Syndrome Centre!
For most of us, Ireland is usually quite cold enough but, for those of you looking for the ultimate arctic adventure, we’ve some freezing options below!
Dog Sledding Challenge
Drive your own team of huskies, mushing over 200kms through beautiful snow covered forests and into the glorious mountains in Swedish Lapland. This is a once in a life time opportunity to witness the beauty of the Northern Lights. On this challenge you will learn to take responsibility for the care and welfare of your dogs and you will also muck in to prepare camp and cook your own food. While you are doing this challenge you will learn about the Sami People, the largest indigenous group left in Europe. Find out more info here
North Pole Ski Challenge
Take part in this once in a lifetime trip to the North Pole. You will ski and sledge for around 8 hours per day, in the process encountering many challenges and breathtaking scenery. Only a select few make it each year. This is your chance to add your name to the short list of adventurers who have made the ultimate journey to the top of the world. Read more about it here
South Pole Ski Challenge
One of the planet’s last great untouched wildernesses, the South Pole has long been the crowning jewel of polar exploration. This incredible journey takes you across the last degree of the planet’s surface, skiing the final 111 kilometres (60 nautical miles) under your own power, in conditions that can drop to as low as -40C. Following in the wake of the first pioneering polar explorers, you’ll face challenges that will require patience, determination and untapped resources of physical and mental strength as you take on one of the harshest and most breathtaking landscapes on earth. Find out more here
Iceland Glacier Trek
This is a challenge to get you out of your comfort zone and onto Iceland’s most extreme glacial landscapes. Spend five days ski-trekking across Langjökull glacier ice cap, enjoying incredible scenery along the way. Push through the physical and environmental obstacles before spending your nights camping on the ice under starry northern skies. This is an experience you’ll never forget. Find out more here
Everest Base Camp Challenge
Are you ready for a challenge that you will never forget? The historic trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m 17,598ft) is one of the most famous and toughest treks in the world. Find out more here
Choose Your Own Challenge
If none of the challenges we have mentioned take your fancy then why not come up with your very own unique challenge – we would love to hear from you! Contact Emma on (01) 661 8000 / email@example.com