14th SEPTEMBER 2019

Hope starts with one step. Change happens with many.

When the remarkable Fr. Tony Coote did his extraordinary walk last year from Donegal to Cork – some 550 kilometers – he raised over €600,000! The proceeds were split between the IMNDA and Research Motor Neurone. From these miraculous funds, we were able to employ a fourth nurse. This September we walk in Fr. Tony’s memory.

Walk While You Can

Fr. Tony very sadly passed away on 28th August but his wonderful legacy of action and inspiration will continue to live on. The response to our 2019 Walk While You Can this Saturday 14th September has been phenomenal and registration is now closed as we are at full capacity for the route we have been allocated. We have to follow the OPW’s health & safety guidelines and unfortunately we will not be taking registrations on the day. 

Thank you to those of you who have registered to walk. It starts at 11am but you can collect your bib and t-shirt from 9:30am. Your booking will be under the booker’s name only not each individual walker if you are coming as a group. We ask that the person who registered collects the bibs on behalf of all the people in their group as that is the only name we will have. The 5k route is two laps of the sports pitches on Acres Road in the Phoenix Park (the start zone is near the Papal Cross car park). Parking will be very limited at the Papal Cross so please arrive early if you are driving or we recommend using public transport. Dublin bus routes 25, 26, 66 & 67 stop near the Chapelizod Gate which is the closest gate to Acres Road. Heuston train station (and Luas stop) is approximately a 35 minutes walk from the Start Zone or a short taxi journey.

Claire Byrne is our fantastic Walk Ambassador this year

“Your support means vital funds will be raised to provide people who have MND with the crucial support and care that they and their families need and deserve. I’ll be doing my bit and walking on September 14th. Together we can make a difference!”

Even though the Phoenix Park Walk is now full we still want people from all over Ireland to help keep the pilgrimage alive and continue the fundraising fight that Fr. Tony started. Walk Packs are available if you would like to organise your own walk on a date that suits you in your local area. It can be as big or as small as you like!

Or Click here to donate towards the Walk While You Can campaign.

Remember hope starts with one step, change happens with many.

WWYC Route
WWYC Route