Pound the Pavements in association with Indaver and LMFM runs from 1st- 21st June 2023 and the funds raised will go directly towards our vital education programmes provided to our members in the Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, including our early intervention and adult education programmes.
What are we doing?
We are asking friends, family and members of the local communities across Louth and Meath to join us in our virtual summer event – Pound the Pavements – to help raise much needed funds for DSI’s Louth Meath Branch.
On Sunday 18th June, join us at Wilkinstown Community Centre (Eircode : C15 V123), where you start or finish off your 2023 “Pound the Pavements” by using the purpose built walking trail, 1 loop of it is 1.5km. Or if you have a few more km to go to reach your 21km, there’s the beautiful greenway from Wilkinstown to Navan just beside the centre. Wilkinstown Community Centre offers plenty of parking, buggy and wheelchair friendly trails and a playground for our smaller members. We are also arranging some refreshments. So come join us at 2pm on Sunday 18th June to start or finish your “Pound the Pavements” 2023 event, receive a goody bag and meet up with other members.
When is this happening?
Over 21 days from 1st – 21st (inclusive) June 2023. With a meet up event on June 18th in Wilkinstown Community Centre.
Who can take part?
We are inviting all family, friends – at home and overseas – as well as members of our local communities across Louth and Meath to take part in this virtual event.
Dress up in purple and green and help us create a sea of walkers and runners across every town, village and road in Louth and Meath to Pound the Pavements over 21 km for the local Louth Meath Branch.
How can you take part?
This is a virtual event. Walk or run – you decide. The activity and pace for this event is entirely up to you. The goal is simply to have fun and reach 21km over 21 days. How you do it is up to you!!
How to Register?
Register for the event here at the bottom of this page and then you will be redirected to our iDonate page to ‘purchase’ your tickets by donating the registration amount.
Why 21km over 3 weeks?
Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21, hence the 21km. Babies with Down Syndrome are born with 3 copies of chromosome 21 (rather than the usual two), hence the 3 weeks/ 21 days!
Cost of the event? – Pay on iDonate
€10 for an individual
€20 for a family
Join us on our virtual challenge social media groups, connect with fellow participants, share your photos and stories on how you are progressing.
Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath Branch provides support and information to over 350 families with a family member with Down syndrome in the counties of Louth & Meath. Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath Branch is run on a voluntary basis by parents of children with Down syndrome with the aid of a part time Administrator. DS Louth / Meath believes in supporting families to ensure the best quality of life possible for our members with Down syndrome. We work together, united in our