GROW Virtual Walk to Australia Registration Now Open

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The Mission…

The countdown is now on to the launch of GROW’s Virtual Walk from Australia to Ireland. We plan to officially launch the virtual walk on April 1st.

We have nine teams in total (one from each GROW Region and one National team). What we are aiming for is to collectively: Walk approx. 25,000 kilometres

  • Each team committing to walk approx. 2,780 kms between April and September.
  • For our mission to be successful we need a minimum of 10 members and a maximum of 20 members per team.
  • So on average each week each participant needs to complete at least 10 kms per member if 10 members or 5 kms per week if 20 members.
  • We would encourage participants to enter local events (walks and runs, e.g. Great Limerick Run, VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, Great Ireland Run…) including parkruns (remember to set GROW as your team). One of the aims of the campaign is to spread the word about GROW so it is hoped that many participants will be spotted out and about in their GROW T-shirts.

Our aim is to encourage exercise and social interaction over the coming months.

Our rules are simple: To qualify for a special edition GROW medal at the end of the mission, a minimum walk/run average of 5 kms per week must be achieved per registered member .

As this is a social event, ideally participants should walk with two or more people. (Other walkers don’t necessarily have to be part of the challenge)

The walk is open to all GROW members, family, friends, volunteers and staff Registration is now open and a free t-shirt is available for the first 100 people to register. 

Please email your local GROW office or Nzube at for a registration form. Also contact the Swords office at 01 8408236 for further information.