Marymount has launched a new virtual challenge along Cork’s coastline, encouraging people to get moving and raise funds to help support Marymount Hospice, which has had to cancel its fundraising events and campaigns for the second year in a row.

Marymount’s Rebel Way challenge takes runners, walkers and cyclists on a virtual journey through the Beara Way – one of Cork’s most scenic walks. You can sign up to complete the 100km trail from stunning Glengarrif to the wilds of Dursey Island – all from your local area. 

Participants can log their daily kilometres within their local 5km radius but virtually can reach stunning Cork landmarks along the way on an interactive map, including Dursey Island, Castletownbere. Participants will get emails along the way celebrating their arrival at virtual destination.

 “We are so excited to launch this stunning challenge. Exercise is currently restricted to a 5km radius but this new challenge opens up one of Cork’s most beautiful coast and landmark walks – the Beara Way. You can virtually track your route along Beara and also get your friends family and workmates involved to take part to create a social and competitive challenge,” says Paula McGovern, Head of Fundraising with Marymount.

Siobhan O’Mahony, Senior Physiotherapist with Marymount says: “We are delighted to help support this virtual challenge in aid of Marymount. It’s a great way to keep up the activity levels amid our current circumstances and keeping healthy and well.”

Funds raised will support Marymount’s frontline services. Marymount has had to cancel all of its traditional fundraising events in 2020 and 2021, while still needing to raise €3 million each year to sustain current levels of service provision. The Marymount Rebel Way walking challenge will help support Marymount’s services in 2021. 

The virtual challenge runs for the month of March with people encouraged to start walking from 1st March. Registration is free and each participant will receive a T-shirt and a completion Marymount Rebel Way medal.  Participants are asked to set up their own fundraising page to track their progress and raise funds along the way. You can also use your social media to spread the word, recording your walks and tagging Marymount and using hashtag #Marymountrebelway.

Sign up to take part in the Marymount Rebel Way challenge at