ATWR 2012 Information.
All The Way Round 2012 will take place on the weekend of August 4th to August 6th 2012. This year being our third year to run the event we are changing it up a bit, and we are starting it off in Limerick. It will be an early start so we have arranged a special rate with The Strand Hotel in Limerick for any participants who want to stay there on the Friday night before the Saturday start. After staying there last year it is a pleasure to continue our connection with the Hotel.
The route for day 1 will be just short of 500kms, and will take in some of the nicest roads this country has to offer. Killarney, Cork, Youghal, Waterford before heading up the east coast and across the Wicklow mountains via the Sally Gap. We will stop in south Dublin at a Hotel that is to be confirmed.
Day 2 will be even longer again measuring in at 539kms. Day 2 will be what has traditionally been Day 1. This includes the Drive north, and right along the beautiful, and stunning North East coast road, before turning west and heading west for Derry. From there it'll be south west all the way till we get past Bundoran and then a small detour around some of Sligo's most scenic routes before settling for the night in Sligo Town.
Day 3 will be a relatively short day with just under 400kms being travelled. Luckily for us though it takes in the beautiful west of Ireland and all the scenery it has to offer. We'll travel form Sligo as far west as Clifden, all the time following the N59 till we reach Galway. We'll then head south and time permitting we'll take in the Burren and Fr. Ted's house. Then its on the road to Limerick where we'll finish up at the Strand Hotel again.
This year we are please to say that we have managed to hold the price at €150, despite it being on a more expensive weekend in terms of accommodation prices. We also aim to have more for the participants in terms of goodies given from our sponsors.
How to take part
We will start taking entrance fees from April 1st. An initial deposit of €75 will be required immediately and the remainder (€75) to be paid by May 31st. As soon as we receive your initial €75 you will be issued with Sponsorship forms to start collecting for the charity, and lets not forget thats what its all about, so the longer you have to collect, the more you can collect. One of our main priorities was always that any money collected in the name of the charity goes to the charity and its the entrance fee that allows us to maintain this.
Who do I contact to sign up?
First of all you should sign up on the sign up thread here. Secondly you can contact either myself of GaryITR via PM to make arrangements.
This year we are delighted to welcome onboard a host of new official supporters of the event.
Boards.ie as always have been very generous and offered to continue hosting our forum, and will help us in terms of getting the information out there, as they have done in previous years.
SEAT Ireland have come on board and are excited to join us on the adventure as we travel around one of the worlds most beautiful countries, by giving us some cars to enhance the experience.
In the build up to the event we are hoping to run some exciting competitions with some great prizes, kindly provided by our official supporters so please remember to check the forum regularly for your chance to win, whilst supporting ATWR and Barretstown.
Just a reminder to why we do this
In Ireland, every week three children are diagnosed with cancer. Due to the ever improving treatment process childhood cancer survival rates will have increased to 90% by the end of this decade. Barretstown is a Kildare-based camp uniquely designed for children who have been affected by a serious illness, primarily cancer, and their families. All of the children and families attend Barretstown free of charge. Everything including accommodation, food, medical assistance, and round-trip airfares are provided at no cost to the family. Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups. Barretstown is 96% voluntary funded, and works to assist in the cancer recovery process through activity based therapy.
Serious Fun Requires Serious Funding.
If you have any questions please post them here and we will answer as soon as we can.
Last edited by Quazzie; 28-03-2012 at 14:55.