Official launch of the 50 Mile Challenge this evening in Carrick Campus

This evening at 6pm in the Carrick Campus the 50 Mile Challenge will be launched by Leitrim GAA & LGFA and the registration officially opened here on

All those who sign up as fundraisers will receive a lovely GOLD beanie hat in addition to a Leitrim GAA themed fundraising page.  As before Leitrim County Council are the major sponsors of the Challenge and are working closely with the organisers to highlight county Leitrim during the campaign as a great place to live in, work in, relocate to, invest in and of course to visit and enjoy.

Once again, we will be revealing a number of new exciting Ambassador videos. The 2023 collection of videos amassed almost 850,000 views across the globe. For the forthcoming challenge there are 6 Challenge Ambassadors who have recorded videos made by Brian Duignan of Carrick-on-Shannon and with the financial support of Leitrim County Council.

Many prominent Companies are getting behind the event again this year as they encourage health & wellbeing through corporate participation.  The participating companies come from all sectors and all corners of the county and surrounding areas. If you own or work for a company and would like to be involved please email

Participation in the challenge is open to all community-based organisations, government departments and local groups who are more than welcome to harness the uplifting energy that this event offers and to encourage members to get out and about for the month. All participants are encouraged to share their activity on social media and in the very engaging Facebook group – regular exercise & social participation is vital for physical and mental health.

Globally the Leitrim diaspora will be out in force with us this January. Last year we had participation and donations from 72 countries and for January we welcome more groups and individual participants as the Leitrim brand spreads globally.

In addition to fundraising, this event aims to give our beautiful county a national & global focus for the month of January as a wonderful place to explore, experience and enjoy as you live in, work in or relocate to.  To all of our participants please help us promote the event far and wide and actively use the two hashtags #50MilesChallenge & #LiveWorkInvest to spread the word.

Keep an eye on our social media channels for more updates from this evenings formal launch.

Sign up for the hat is available here on & the ever popular annual Facebook Group is available here.