Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge
The Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge takes on cancer again each year, with participants setting off at 6 am on the Saturday from the Community Centre in the village. The route covers a spectacular route across Meath, Cavan and Westmeath.
*Unfortunately due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge has been postponed until the 8th of August. People can still register to take part in this event at https://www.50milechallenge.com/#*
The JFK 50 Mile was first held in the spring of 1963. It was one of numerous such 50 mile events held around the country as part of President John F. Kennedy’s push to bring the country back to physical fitness.
Most of us learn to live comfortably within our limits but occasionally we like to test where our boundaries lie. When presented with a difficult physical challenge, we might assume that only someone with extraordinary motivation and self-confidence could pull it off. However, there are situations where, conditions being right, a small spark can ignite a huge fire. Given the right set of circumstances, even average people can reach well beyond their limits and achieve something they never thought possible.
Whether you walk 5 miles or the full 50 miles, young or old, fit or unfit everyone can feel the sense of achievement and support.