About Croí

At Croí, our aim is to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a particular focus on the West of Ireland. Our mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery & wellbeing.

Our work is funded from the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy. We are deeply grateful for the support and endorsement of our donors, supporters and volunteers who give so generously of their time and resources.

About the Challenge

Join Croí and embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life by running, walking or jogging the Atlantic Coast on a virtual challenge, starting on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th).

Improve your heart health and wellbeing on this special 6-week journey, with weekly advice and support from the Croí Health Team as part of our new Wild Atlantic Wellness Programme! You can also gather friends, family or colleagues to join you to tackle the coast together as a Team. Whether together or apart, this challenge will suit everyone!

Anyone who raises over €50 will receive our NEW Couch to Wild Atlantic Way limited-edition, thinsulate, beanie hat and those that complete the challenge will receive an eco-friendly finishers medal. All funds raised will enable us to continue providing our vital support to those suffering from heart disease and stroke, who are most at risk during these difficult times.


  • Register below as an individual or team and choose a virtual coastal walk/run along the Wild Atlantic Way. Route details are available here.
  • Once registered, you will receive a link to your fundraising page on iDonate. This will feature a live, virtual map of your route and will show the distance your team has travelled.
  • Start walking/running in your local area. You can manually upload your steps to your iDonate account and move your team’s interactive map marker down your route, or you can automatically track your steps by syncing a fitness tracker app (e.g. Fitbit/Strava) to your page.
  • Share your fundraising page with your friends and family and help raise vital funds for Croí.