Organisers of the 54321 Challenge released details of this year’s event at the challenge’s  launch at Ross Castle on Monday evening.

Now in its seventh year, the 54321 Challenge sees participants taking on five separate challenges, over four days, for three different charities, including climbing Kerry’s two highest mountains over the course of one long weekend.

The challenge will take place between Thursday August 22 and Sunday August 25.

Teams of five will cycle the Ring of Kerry on the opening day.

The second day they will scale Carrantuohill but as the challenge moves to its third day things get even more difficult.

On the Saturday they will cycle from Killarney to the foot of Mount Brandon and then climb Kerry’s second highest peak.  The final day will see the participants cycle from Dingle back to Killarney.

“The Challenge is now entering its seventh year and has raised €140,000 to date,” said organiser TJ O’Connor.  “This year we are welcoming six teams of five people to take part in this epic challenge to raise much needed money to support three very deserving Kerry Charities.”

The three Kerry charities which will benefit from this year’s challenge are the Skellig Stars, The Kerry Hospice and Dingle Cliff and Coast Rescue.

Last year alone the challenge raised €42,456  for the Skellig Stars (children and adult athletes with special needs), Sera Husky (Animal Rescue) and Grow (World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland)


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