Extreme challenges

Ready for the thrill and exhilaration of taking part in one of our extreme challenges? Challenge yourself and join our fight against cancer by climbing a mountain, doing a triathlon or parachute jump, or creating your own extreme event.

Battle Cancer Dublin (8 February 2020)

Battle Cancer

The fighting spirit of Battle Cancer is coming to Dublin for the second time! 

As always, the workouts will be accessible, fun and challenging whether you’re a Games athlete or regular gym-goer. Expect the iconic Battle Cancer live DJ sets, mass warm up and incredible vibe, along with special guests, food vendors and brand partners in the Sport Ireland Campus near the Blanchardstown Centre.

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Connemarathon (19 April 2020)

The Connemara Ultra Marathon is a must-do event for ultra running enthusiasts. This is 39.3 miles of pure unspoiled beauty and enduring terrain, which connects up with the 26.2 mile Full marathon and the 13.1 mile Half marathon. 

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Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon (23 & 24 May 2020)

Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon (23 & 24 May 2020), set in the stunning grounds of Lough Cutra Castle in Gort, Co Galway, is part of the UK based Castle Triathlon Series, one of the fastest growing triathlon brands in the UK and Europe.

The former one-day racing festival in Galway will be extended to take place over 2 days with 12 race distances across juniors and adults. With something for everyone across juniors and adults the variety of racing distances cater for the complete novice and beginner to those chasing a personal best and an early season race win. In 2017 Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon hosted the first of the televised Triathlon Ireland Super Sprint Races. 


Gaelforce West (20 June 2020)

Galeforce West is the original adventure race in Ireland and the one for your bucket list. 68km linear route from Connemara to Westport inlcuding trail running, kayaking, cycling and summting Croagh Patrick. Challenging bu worth it for the incredible views and huge sense of achievement.

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Iron Man Cork (21 June 2020)

County Cork and the town of Youghal combines Ireland’s fabled natural beauty, a convenient racing location and a well-balanced course to deliver the only Iron Man event in Ireland. Take on the challenging courses and soak up the atmosphere of its buzzing crowd support from friendly locals.

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Tough Mudder (25 & 26 July 2020)

Take yourself out of your comfort zone, take part in Tough Mudder for the Irish Cancer Society and take on cancer!

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 miles of mud and obstacles built to test your mental grit, camaraderie and all-around physical fitness. It is a team-oriented challenge with no winner, no finisher medal, no clock to race against. It is for anyone who has ever followed their gut, tried to defy gravity, taken risks, sought thrills, or is generally awesome at life.

10-12 miles too daunting? Why not ease yourself in with the Half Tough Mudder for 2020 (25 & 26 July) - half the mud but all of the fun, 5 miles of exhilarating adventure with 13 obstacles to overcome.

To check out more about Tough Mudder go to www.toughmudder.ie.Sign up to fundraise for the Irish Cancer Society at Tough Mudder? Email frcampaigns@irishcancer.ie to receive your discount code off the cost of registration! 

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Hell and Back (27 & 28 June 2020)

Why not get mucky for the Irish Cancer Society this year and go to Hell & Back to fight against cancer? It takes place 27 & 28 June 2020.

Every year thousands of people challenge themselves to take on cancer by getting their runners on to go the distance for the Irish Cancer Society, last year just under 100 people took on a mud run.

Why not join them - not only can you get fit and have fun but you will also be helping fight back against cancer by raising vital funds for the Society. The Society is reminding people to get out there and do something active to reduce their risk of cancer and help raise funds to support others affected by cancer.

Visit http://www.hellandback.ie/ to sign up to any of the following and get in touch to with ourselves via email: fundraising@irishcancer.ie to get your Fundraising Pack.

When you join Team Irish Cancer Society, you will also get support and training advice along with everything you need to transform yourself in 2020! Together, we won’t give up until cancer does. 

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Quest Killarney (10 October 2020)

Quest Killarney

Quest Killarney is an epic adventure where you’ll run, cycle and kayak through terrain as inspiring as it is challenging, with a choice of 5 routes.

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Parachute jumps and skydives

Are you thinking of doing a skydive for the Irish Cancer Society?

If so, please register your interest with our Fundraising team - email fundraising@irishcancer.ie or phone 1850 60 60 60.
Check out two of the skydive challenge providers below. Both providers offer a choice of Solo or Tandem jump depending on your individual choice.

Skydive Ireland

Skydive Ireland is based in Co. Kilkenny. To jump with the Skydive Ireland you'll need to raise a minimum sponsorship of €480. Of this amount, €240 will be paid directly to the Skydive Ireland. Please lodge the balance and any additional funds raised with the Irish Cancer Society at least 2 weeks prior to the date you wish to jump.


The Irish Parachute Club

To jump with the Irish Parachute Club (Offaly) you'll need to raise a minimum sponsorship of €520. Of this amount, €260 will be paid directly to the Irish Parachute Club. Please lodge the balance and any additional funds raised with the Irish Cancer Society at least 2 weeks prior to the date you wish to jump.