In 2017 the Mallusk Harriers, inspired by member Alan Ladd, took on the challenge of running all 24 parkruns in Northern Ireland in 24 hours to raise money for Action Cancer in memory of his mum.
Keeping the crazy challenge alive, the Mallusk Harriers are again embarking on the Parkrun Challenge in 2019.
The initial plan was to again run all NI parkrun routes, which at the time of planning was 27…since then the number of parkruns continue to rise and it has become impractical to achieve our initial goal. With every parkrun that it added it becomes less about running, fundraising and enjoyment and more about logistics and sleep deprivation.
Taking everything into consideration, and given the success of the 2017 24 in 24 we are reverting to our original challenge of running 24 parkruns in Northern Ireland in 24 hours.
The club’s charity this year is the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and we have no doubt that the generous supporters will again rise to the challenge and be able to spare a penny or a pound or two or three….or more….!
The club received so much support from local clubs and local parkrun participants in 2017 and we are again hoping to encourage those runners and supporters back out again this year..’bringafriend #bringyourwallett #bringyourhumour #theweesmallhoursarethehardest