We will be having an information night in the Great Outdoors at 19.00 hrs early in March. We’ll mail everyone who is registered at that stage to let them know, so if you are still undecided, keep an eye out for an update here and come in and see what it’s all about
Event date is the evening and night of the 28th March 2020.
The sign in and start times will be late afternoon 16.30 till 18.30 depending on which of the routes you are planning on doing.
“Walk the Line” was an event we first ran in 2011 and it has been our most successful fund-raising event to date. “Walk the Line” is a challenge walk on a sustainable route allowing participants to safely enjoy the mountains whilst raising much needed funds for the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team. We offer a guided option to those of you who like the idea of a challenge but don’t want the worry of having to know which way to go. We also offer a non guided option to cater for those of you who prefer to walk in smaller groups and enjoy the peace and tranquillity the mountains have to offer. We also have a few people who run the route every year and we welcome hill runners who want an evening/night run.
Each year we have tried something different, night time events, day time events etc. with a view to making the event more attractable, however, your feedback tells us it’s the night time event that you enjoyed the most. With this in mind “Walk the Line ” went back to the challenge of walking at night in June 2014 and in 2015 we moved the date to the end of March, starting in the afternoon so we could walk into the night but still be home in time for a pint and a good night’s sleep.
Over the last Seven years “Walk the Line” has raised much valuable funds to help with the Team’s operational costs, which are getting constantly rising due to the increasing number of call-outs we respond to each year. We were also in the fantastic position of being able to purchase a Landrover defender as a direct result of Walk the Line funds and this year all money raised will go towards our fund for a new permanent base in Roundwood which we hope to start construction on later in the year.
This event, however, cannot be successful without your support. We understand there are so many charities looking to raise vital funds for the good causes they provide, making fund-raising a more difficult task all round. By you taking part in Walk the Line you will be helping us to “Save Lives in Wild and Remote Places”.
The event in 2020 will consist of two route options, 11km and 22km. You can go it alone or be part of a group guided by Rescue team members in the Dublin Mountains. You can check out the two routes, and directions to the start, on our Route Map page.
Visit the Register page to sign up, Registration is now open.